Copper, but not silver, is effective against SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces

Posted On: 2022-07-15

Researchers analyzed the antiviral properties of surfaces coated with copper or silver nanopatches, which efficiently stopped bacterial growth. They demonstrated a clear antiviral effect of copper-coated surfaces against SARS-Cov-2 within one hour, while silver-coated surfaces had no effect on viral infectivity.