Interesting article in today's The Atlantic Magazine by Jeremy Brown, emergency physician and author of "Influenza: The 100-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History":well in this day and time, maybe we should recall that the Spanish flu killing 50 - 100 million people during and just after ww1, well it should be named the American flu, cuz that's where it came from.
Patient #0 was from Haskell County Kansas.
If the parcel took longer than nine days in shipping (according to a single study) there would apparently be zero chance of any virus surviving the journey. Generally, the virus should become deactivated far sooner than nine days but if the conditions are very cold it can survive longer on surfaces. This is similar to why the flu season subsides when winter ends. I can understand the concern though. Sometimes it's better to engage in a ritual that makes us feel safer even if it may not actually have any tangible effect. Nevertheless, I've had the same thoughts about what to do when my recent Banggood order arrives. UV light or mid day sunlight could be an option just to be extra safe.