ExxonMobilmakes isopropyl alcohol to help with the coronavirus effort. The firm recently reconfigured a facility to manufacture medical-grade hand sanitizer, which will be donated to health care providers and first responders.
Two recentstudies in 2020 investigated how long coronaviruses survive on different surfaces. Theresearchlooked at different viruses includingSARS-CoV-2which causesCOVID-19. Studies discovered that virus survival times varied according to the type of surface. SARS-CoV-2 stabilityis similar to original SARS virus.