Coronavirus airborne

  • WHO acknowledges 'emerging evidence' of airborne spread of COVID-19
    GENEVA, July 7 (Reuters): The World Health Organization on Tuesday acknowledged "emerging evidence" of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease is spread.   Speaking at a briefing in Geneva, WHO expert Benedetta Allegranzi said the organization believed it had "been open to the evidence on modes of transmission" of the new virus.
  • Hundreds of scientists say coronavirus is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations – NYT
    Geneva, July 6 (Reuters): Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that the novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling for the World Health Organization to revise recommendations, the New York Times reported on Saturday.   The WHO has said the coronavirus disease spreads primarily from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, which are expelled when a person with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes or speaks.