Coronavirus May Be Spread by Money Says WHO

Coronavirus May Be Spread by Money Says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Mar. 2, 2020 that dirty banknotes may be spreading the COVID-19 coronavirus because the virus can survive on surfaces for several days, according to the British newspaper The Telegraph.1

“Yes, it’s possible,” said a WHO spokesperson. “We know that money changes hands frequently and can pick up all sorts of bacteria and viruses and things like that. We would advise people to wash their hands after handling banknotes, and avoid touching their face. When possible it’s a good idea to use contactless payments.”1

Paper Currency in China Being Disinfected or Destroyed

The comments coincide with actions being taken by authorities in China to contain the spread of the coronavirus by cleaning or destroying paper currency in certain regions of the country. On Feb. 26, 2020, the People’s Bank of China’s (PBOC) branch in Guangzhou, China ordered commercial banks in the southern province of Guangdong to disinfect and store banknotes in dry areas for a period of at least two weeks before returning them to circulation.2

PBOC Guangzhou also said it would destroy all paper currency collected by hospitals, buses and wet markets where dead and live seafood and animals, including wildlife, are sold in the open.2

The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) in February also advised Chinese banks to increase the number of times they disinfect areas frequently used by customers, including counters, appliances and password entry devices.3

Coronaviruses Can Remain Infectious on Surfaces for Days

An analysis of 22 studies published in The Journal of Hospital Infection involving human coronaviruses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) coronavirus, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus or endemic human coronaviruses (HCoV) can remain infectious on inanimate surface for up to nine days at room temperature.1 4

“Like any other surface that large numbers of people come into contact with, notes can carry bacteria or viruses, said a spokesperson for the Bank of England. “However, the risk posed by handling a polymer note is no greater than touching any other common surface, such as handrails, doorknobs or credit cards.”1

The review of the literature in The Journal of Hospital Infection noted that surfaces infected with coronaviruses can be disinfected within one minute using a solution consisting of 62–71 percent ethanol and 0.5 percent hydrogen peroxide or 0.1 percent sodium hypochlorite.4


References:

1 Gardner B. Dirty banknotes may be spreading the coronavirus, WHO suggests. The Telegraph Mar. 2, 2020.
2 Yeung K. China central bank branch to destroy banknotes from coronavirus-hit sectors. South China Morning Post Feb. 16, 2020.
3 Tham E, Horwitz J. China orders disinfection of banknotes in coronavirus fight: report. Reuters Feb. 26, 2020.
4 Kampf G, Todtb D, Pfaenderb S, Steinmann E. Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents. The Journal of Hospital Infection March 2020; 104(3): 246–251.

14 Responses to "Coronavirus May Be Spread by Money Says WHO"

  1. Redpill   March 4, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    Hmmm. Let’s see. Didn’t they say Zika could be spread via sex? Didn’t they say Zika caused microcephaly birth defects even though it’s ever been proven? did the CDC authorize dosing parts of Florida with a pesticide to kill mosquitoes that were said to carry the Zika virus? The US government gave the CDC $140 million to $200 million tax dollars for Zika vaccine development. Half the requested taxpayer funds are for Zika projects outside of the U.S.

    Now:
    The U.S. House of Representatives just passed an $8.3 billion emergency spending bill to help protect Americans from the impending coronavirus pandemic-Raw Story

    SARS 1 (Coronavirus is SARS 2), Swine Flu, West Nile, Zika, H1N1, Measles, Whooping Cough, Ebola-all were going to devastate the world so listen to the WHO & CDC shout the clarion call for money for a vaccine. Vaccine that were made don’t work (Measles, Flu & Pertussis) and the others—money well spent? NOT!

    Just reported:
    Seattle urges people over 60 to stay home ‘as much as possible’ due to coronavirus-https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/486020-seattle-urges-people-over-60-to-stay-home-as-much-as-possible-due-to
    If you look at the people who are ding they are 50 years old and up in poor
    health.
    -Who isn’t getting sick and dying? Children.

    Fear Porn is in full swing.

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  2. Jack Slater   March 7, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Do people not touch their credit cards or POS machines? (the “pen”, the “ok” button, etc.) Sure anything people touch can be contagious, like shopping cart handles, bathrooms, etc. We need cash, digital is NOT good for freedom.

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  3. Camielle   March 7, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Another pushy underhanded move to turn the US into a one world government. Wake up folks. This is the underlying reason for every move the government makes in today’s world. The antichrist will rule the one world government and he doesn’t want anything that isn’t the latest tech. Watch…question… decipher.

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  4. Diane Di   March 7, 2020 at 11:31 am

    They want to drive us to a “cashless society” then they can control every aspect of your life.
    China is cashless and they are under a social credit system. You don’t behave a certain way, you lose credits, money removed from your account for J-walking within seconds, thanks to their facial recognition technology. You can’t do anything without being judged and penalized.

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    • jay   March 9, 2020 at 11:42 pm

      No, China is not cashless.

      Reply
  5. faye g   March 7, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Just like the ongoing push for mandatory vaccination, a cashless society is another aspect of the tyranny we are facing. The media’s rush to induce fear and confusion plus the untrustworthy stance of the so called “health” agencies like the deeply compromised CDC and the WHO are all pushing the campaign of fear to induce willing compliance for any and all new regulations in healthcare which is being used to forward the idea of cashless society – once touted as more “convenient” and “secure” and now they have added the concept of ‘saaaaafety’ and frightened people will be more than willing to comply.
    This plays into the concept of a control grid NWO perfectly. Be wary.

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  6. Annette Huenke   March 7, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    The WHO is a product of the globalist elites, as is the IMF and the World Bank. One of the globalists goals is to have a cashless economic system so that every transaction can be tracked. Didn’t get your vaccines? Uh oh, suddenly your bank card doesn’t work! That’s where this is headed.

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  7. Mish   March 7, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Standing on a Bank line yesterday, I had an epiphany! Yes, it’s the “secret war on cash”! Intricate strategy afoot! “Inject” a problem, wait for reaction, and then impose the pre-prepared “solution”! Ingenious really. That said, “the woke” are catching up to these ploys! Exciting time to be alive!.

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  8. Anne   March 7, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    Senator Cruz calls into the question the directives and motives of the WHO.

    Go to Youtube and search “WATCH: Senate Commerce hearing on how airline industry can help stop spread of coronavirus” where Senator Cruz calls into the question the directives and motivations of the WHO and questions US participation.

    Our rights are eroding daily. 5G is part of this. Watch full documentary on Youtube “5G Trojan Horse”. Our every move will be monitored and monetized. This is unconstitutional.

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  9. Ellen Rixford   March 7, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Let me say here and now, that I will gladly accept hugs, kisses and money from all and sundry, and whatever germs accompany them. I have 5 pounds of viruses, bacteria and fungus cells living inside me, in peace and harmony, doing their thing. What’s a few more? Come on in and let’s get acquainted.

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  10. Lou Anne   March 8, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    Justifying a digital currency agenda. One that everything you buy is traced to you and your account can be confiscated and emptied at any time you don’t behave.

    Reply
  11. Timo   March 8, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    what a joke, if we believe this crap what the hell is going on? ” There is something happening here and we don’t know what it is do we Mr Jones”

    Reply
  12. Sahhira   March 9, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    the reference numbers or highlighted links are working for me.

    Reply
  13. jay   March 9, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    Sooo bit coin is the answer right? The libertarians say. Loudly from them that got in on ground floor…(of a commodities scheme) cuz we can all afford bit coin now!! Heh heh
    Support NVIC! Donate.

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