Copper kills germs yes and reports says its effective against covid-19. Some countries have started to adopt the use of copper in hospital cleaning but researches are still ongoing and if approved could be another addon to fight covid-19.
According to a 2015 study published in Health Environments Research and Design Journal, some of the common germs copper has been proven to kill are:
- E. coli
- Influenza A
Brand new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that copper can be effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the coronavirus pandemic. The study showed that after four hours, the virus was no longer infectious on copper’s surface. In comparison, coronavirus was still infectious on plastic surfaces after 72 hours. “source: insider”