Is Coronavirus Air Borne? Read What Scientists Are Saying
Based on new findings, hundreds of scientists all over the world are saying that coronavirus can infect people even in smaller particles. They have asked the World Health Organisation (WHO) to revise their recommendation, the New York Times (NYT) reported on Saturday.
According to the NYT, in an open letter to the agency, which the researchers plan on publishing in a scientific journal next week, 239 scientists in 32 countries have outlined the evidence showing that smaller particles can infect people.
Whether carried by large droplets that zoom through the air after a sneeze, or by much smaller exhaled droplets that may glide the length of a room, the coronavirus is borne through the air and can infect people when inhaled, the scientists said, according to NYT. However, WHO has said the evidence is not convincing enough.
The WHO had earlier said that the coronavirus disease spreads from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, which are expelled when a person with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes or speaks. The WHO is yet to make any comments on this.