Aerosols are a bigger coronavirus threat than WHO guidelines suggest – here's what you need to know
July 10, 2020
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Byron Erath, Clarkson University; Andrea Ferro, Clarkson University, and Goodarz Ahmadi, Clarkson University
(THE CONVERSATION) When someone coughs, talks or even breathes, they send tiny respiratory droplets into the surrounding air. The smallest of these droplets can float for hours, and there is strong evidence that they can carry live coronavirus if the person is infected.
Until this week, however, the risk from these aerosols wasn't incorporated into the World Health Organi...