The real risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) from a package or product shipping from Asia

Information about the Coronavirus outbreak:

There are reports that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) cannot be transmitted via non-food products, not even by products manufactured or assembled by an affected person.

So even if a person affected with the virus touches or manipulates a product, the virus only survives a limited time on the environment, so by the time it finalizes assembly, gets shipped to a warehouse, and then shipped to your home or office, there is practically no possibility of transmission.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is currently known to spread only from person-to-person. In general, because of the poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days at ambient temperatures.

Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread most often by respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with imported goods.

New product smell

Please be aware that disregarding viruses, most new products do have a ‘new product’ smell, due to some materials that disperse non-toxic chemicals that emit smells after recently being manufactured and stored in a sealed bag, and nothing to do with contagious viruses.

About Truly Ergonomic

Founded in 2010 and based in Vancouver-BC, Canada, Truly Ergonomic has established a solid track record for designing and manufacturing premium quality computer hardware for maximum comfort.

Not afraid to step away from the conventional path, Truly Ergonomic engineers design their products from the ground up based on human anatomy, and deliver cutting edge solutions to the ergonomic problems associated with traditional keyboard products.

Our Mission is to enhance workplace health and wellness by offering superior usability and comfort to every computer user. We are dedicated to helping everyone work in an ergonomic and comfortable way so as to reduce or avoid pain and workplace injuries, thereby improving their quality of life.

As a side note, manufacturing of the new Truly Ergonomic keyboards is happening already. As our products are manufactured in China, we are currently waiting for Chinese factories to resume their work after the Asian National holidays along the current Coronavirus outbreak. Once production resumes, we’ll be able to finalize production and start shipping The Most Comfortable Keyboard on the Planet and the World’s Best and Fastest Gaming Keyboard.