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

source:
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.
(source tweet)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/16WYFzNipSim44d9usqlMiXQAZPGqxI4h3CkwmZaYQ5w/edit

(screenshot 10-17-21)
source https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTnR8CNo_Q-ohy8EJ0NkfG3TGcC-1YFBxWil1HsjK6JLYwbDkWphcHCbN4A6ReVBVL01nBCEGwl4i_e/pub

CovidIsAirborne.org

See www.covidisairborne.org/resources/science for research-level science and technical articles.

Screenshot www.covidisairborne.org/resources/science 10-17-21

Forbes: Let’s Admit That Covid-19 Is Airborne — How Can You Protect Yourself?www.forbes.com/sites/judystone/2021/12/14/lets-admit-that-covid-19-is-airborne—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.”
www.wired.com/story/the-teeny-tiny-scientific-screwup-that-helped-covid-kill

Covid Is Airborne, Scientists Say. Now Authorities Think So, Too www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-16/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
www.bmj.com/content/373/bmj.n1030

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
www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/12/cdc-covid-protective-gear-ppe-research

The virus is an airborne threat, the C.D.C. acknowledges. www.nytimes.com/2021/05/07/health/coronavirus-airborne-threat.html


@VicLeungIDdoc on CBC (source)