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Scientists Warn WHO That Coronavirus Stays Airborne Longer and Travels Farther Than Previously Reported

Are aerosols traveling as much as 30 feet in poorly ventilated environments? As early as July 6, 2020, studies “have demonstrated beyond any reasonable doubt that viruses are released during exhalation, talking, and coughing in microdroplets small enough to remain aloft in air and pose a risk of exposure at distances beyond 1–2 m from an infected individual. For example, at typical indoor air velocities, a 5-μm droplet will travel tens of meters, much greater than the scale of a typical room, while settling from a height of 1.5 m to the floor.”

Click here to read more in the journal of Clinical Infectious Disease.