Monday, November 30, 2020

Covid-19 by aerosols

First10EM - By Justin Morgenstern - November 30, 2020
"In early April, I wrote a long post covering all the science I could find about aerosols and droplets. The basic summary was that this is an area of medicine with lots of misconceptions, poor assumptions, and incomplete science. There was good evidence that previous coronaviruses were spread by aerosols. There was good evidence that influenza is spread by aerosols. Overall, it seemed very likely that SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 was being spread by aerosols, but the science was pretty weak. There is still a lot we don’t know, but as I update the evidence 6 months later, it is pretty clear that aerosols play an important, and unfortunately still widely ignored, role in the transmission of COVID-19...
Bottom Line
Aerosol transmission plays a very important role in the spread of COVID-19. It is essential that we acknowledge the science on this issue if we are going to have any success against this pandemic."