The CDC has reversed itself once again about the transmissibility of the COVID-19 virus. On their website — updated yesterday — they said “A draft version of proposed changes to these recommendations was posted in error to the agency’s official website. CDC is currently updating its recommendations regarding airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Once this process has been completed, the update language will be posted.”

Unfortunately, this new recommendation is incorrect as evidence exists that the COVID-19 virus can be aerosolized and does not require close contact for transmission.  (Aerosolized means the virus can hang in the air and/or travel for some time and distance making it possible for individuals to inhale it at distances greater than 6 feet and for several minutes or more after the virus is spread, This is why the combination of mask wearing and social distancing are so critical to prevention.) See [PDF] It is time to address airborne transmission of COVID-19     L MorawskaDK Milton – Clin Infect Dis, 2020 – dominique.regards.free.fr

 

 

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