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Bear River Casino Touts ‘Virus-Killing’ Spray Ahead of Reopening; There’s No Evidence the Spray Does Any Such Thing

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Bear River Casino Touts ‘Virus-Killing’ Spray Ahead of Reopening; There’s No Evidence the Spray Does Any Such Thing

TruClean being applied to gaming machines at Bear River Casino Resort. | Images courtesy Bear River Casino Resort. # # #

Bear River Casino Resort plans to reopen on Sunday despite repeated warnings from the county health officer, who has said that casinos — where people gather in confined, common areas for long periods of time — are pretty much the perfect environment for transmission of COVID-19.

Today, in an apparent effort to allay public fears, Bear River issued a press release boasting that all of the “touch points” in the casino have been coated with something called TruClean.

What is TruClean?

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Well, according to the press release, it’s “an antimicrobial surface protectant that stops the growth of microorganisms for up to a year with a single application.” The press release also says TruClean “kills 99.99% of bacteria and viruses and controls the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew on all surfaces for up to a year.”

How?

Well, let’s turn to the press release again. It claims that this remarkable concoction “contains a unique molecule that is like a microscopic sword.” Microorganisms that dare come into contact with a surface that’s been sprayed with TruClean will be “pierced and eliminated.” Science!Does this stuff really work? Well, first of all, it should be noted even the most powerful, long-lasting disinfectant ever invented — be it TruClean, rubbing alcohol or formaldehyde — won’t protect you from COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that the primary risk is being around other people, not touching surfaces.“It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the […]

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