As for the five-star, there’s more gram-negative stuff, which leans more towards things like gonorrhoea, chlamydia, and even something that resembles the bubonic plague (but it’s not really). While most of the bacteria found is harmless, it’s still pretty insane how much of it is on everything.
So… what does that mean? It means that on one hand, hotels need to do a better job of cleaning and ensure that their staff isn’t using the same rag that they wipe the john, to wipe the counters. They need to be cleaning often and thoroughly and using disinfecting wipes.
As for you, just make sure you wipe down the things you’re going to touch before hand, and wash your hands frequently.
You know, like your mom taught you.