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?
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.”
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 […]