WHO Notes 'Emerging Evidence' of COVID-19 Possibly Going Airborne

The World Health Organisation has responded to an open letter by a group of scientists urging the WHO to address the possibility of COVID-19 virus being airborne. The letter open with: "We  appeal  to  the  medical  community  and  to  the  relevant  national  and  international  bodies  to recognize the potential for airborne spread of COVID-19. There is significant potential for inhalation exposure to viruses in microscopic respiratory droplets (microdroplets) at short to medium distances (up to several meters, or room scale), and we are advocating for the use of preventive measures to mitigate this route of airborne transmission."

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