COVID is Airborne

A growing collection of evidence and resources discussing the airborne nature of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, its impacts, and mitigation strategies.

Droplet vs Aerosols demonstration

source: abc730

“If you have an enclosed space with really poor airflow, those aerosols are going to fill up that room.”

Airborne particles stay floating in an unventilated room

Coronavirus: New Facts about Infection Mechanisms – NHK Documentary
Apr 3, 2020

A simulation of a cough sending tiny particles into an unventilated room, where they hover in the air for 20 minutes.
We know that breathing generates these particles as well.

Evidence Supporting Airborne Transmission

@JenniferKShea @jljcolorado @jmcrookston summarized the literature supporting airborne transmission of COVID-19 & several other respiratory pathogens. Sources included.
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See for research-level science and technical articles.

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Forbes: Let’s Admit That Covid-19 Is Airborne — How Can You Protect Yourself?—how-can-you-protect-yourself/?sh=2369e1d9306f

The 60-Year-Old Scientific Screwup That Helped Covid Kill
“All pandemic long, scientists brawled over how the virus spreads. Droplets! No, aerosols! At the heart of the fight was a teensy error with huge consequences.”

Covid Is Airborne, Scientists Say. Now Authorities Think So, Too

What do we know about airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2?
A Q&A explaining some technical points about airborne transmission of Covid-19

CDC’s ‘huge mistake’: did misguided mask advice drive up Covid death toll for health workers?
A critical read for healthcare workers regarding mask safety against the airborne virus

The virus is an airborne threat, the C.D.C. acknowledges.

@VicLeungIDdoc on CBC (source)