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SARS-CoV-2 in the Air: What’s Known and What Isn’t
Evidence suggests that COVID-19 is primarily an airborne disease. Yet the details of how transmission occurs are still debated and frequently misunderstood.
SARS-CoV-2 in the Air: What’s Known and What Isn’t
SARS-CoV-2 in the Air: What’s Known and What Isn’t

Evidence suggests that COVID-19 is primarily an airborne disease. Yet the details of how transmission occurs are still debated and frequently misunderstood.

Evidence suggests that COVID-19 is primarily an airborne disease. Yet the details of how transmission occurs are still debated and frequently misunderstood.

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Ferret Study Reinforces Role of Aerosols in SARS-CoV-2 Spread
Max Kozlov | Oct 28, 2020
Using an elaborate apparatus, researchers find that the virus spreads via aerosolized particles between ferrets more than a meter apart.
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Simple Tool Evaluates Mask Performance at Blocking Droplets
Amanda Heidt | Aug 12, 2020
A proof-of-concept study finds some commonly used facial coverings may perform worse than no mask at all.
How Our Exhalations Help Spread Pathogens Such as SARS-CoV-2
Amanda Heidt | Jul 31, 2020
Lydia Bourouiba, an expert in fluid dynamics and disease transmission at MIT, explains how the physics of sneezes and coughs leads to the spread of respiratory pathogens such as COVID-19.  
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Scientists Urge Consideration of Airborne SARS-CoV-2 Transmission
Amanda Heidt | Jul 6, 2020
An open letter points to outbreaks that cannot be explained by large droplets and contact with surfaces alone.
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Droplets from Speech Can Float in Air for Eight Minutes: Study
Kerry Grens | May 15, 2020
The experiments did not involve SARS-CoV-2, but researchers say the results support precautions to avoid possibly spreading COVID-19 by talking.