There seems to be some confusion about whether SARS-CoV-2, the new, novel virus that causes COVID-19 is airborne.
There is a widely held theory that COVID-19 is not airborne. This theory has even been the official standpoint of Public Health Authorities including international organisations.
But a lot of Scientific evidence is coming through, as are reports of close observations by communities.
WHY IS THE MODE OF TRANSMISSION OF COVID-19 IMPORTANT?
It is important, for Public Health purposes, that the latest information about the behaviour of this new virus is disseminated. People need to know what to do, to protect themselves from COVID-19. The world is constantly under siege.
The response to the Coronavirus pandemic has to be comprehensive. We need to have the full armamentarium to prevent and control COVID-19.
AND THE ANSWER?
In short, YES, COVID-19 IS AIRBORNE in some instances (where there are small aerosols). Aerosols can linger in the air for hours.
Here are some important links:
2/7/2020. New research findings on effectiveness of various face masks: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/research-identified-most-least-effective-150600374.html
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