What we can learn about coronavirus from analyzing sewage water | COVID-19 Special

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Published on 29 May 2020, 15:28
Water is life. But there's evidence coronavirus could survive in it for days. What role does water play in the fight against the pandemic? It's not just drinking water we're talking about. Monitoring waste water is also important. Sewage water testing is can be key to staving off the virus and detecting a second wave. If the scientists' calculations are accurate, they can develop models to compare the measurements in different regions, even if the water is diluted by rain. In the end, 900 wastewater treatment plants in Germany can be analyzed, painting a picture of the coronavirus’s expansion.

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