The World Well being Group is anticipated to carry a briefing Tuesday asand different public well being organizations to amend their tips to mirror the chance that the coronavirus will be airborne.
The WHO has mentioned the coronavirus is simply confirmed to be airborne throughout aerosol-generating medical procedures carried out in well being care settings, reminiscent of intubation. It says the virus primarily spreads by bigger respiratory droplets, which do not journey as far, which is why sustaining social distancing of about 6 ft has been beneficial.
Methods to watch the World Well being Group’s briefing immediately
- What: World Well being Group holds a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic
- Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020
- Time: 11 a.m. ET
- On-line stream: Watch reside on CBSN – within the participant above and in your cellular or streaming machine
However an open letter supported by 239 scientists says airborne transmission of COVID-19 is a “actual danger.”
“Hand washing and social distancing are acceptable, however in our view, inadequate to offer safety from virus-carrying respiratory microdroplets launched into the air by contaminated individuals,” states the letter, entitled “It’s Time to Handle Airborne Transmission of COVID-19.”
The letter was issued as the USA sees a spike in coronavirus circumstances. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s high infectious illness knowledgeable, mentioned Monday the nation remains to beof the pandemic.
–Contributing: Nicole Brown and AFP