Scientists Warn: Coronavirus is Airborne

July 6, 2020
More than 200 scientists are urging the World Health Organization to update its guidance on coronavirus.

Researchers from 32 countries are urging the World Health Organization to change its recommendations on coronavirus, saying that smaller respiratory particles can linger in the air and infect people. The group—made up of 239 scientists—plan to publish their letter in a scientific journal this week, according to The New York Times. WHO's current guidance claims the virus is primarily spread by large airborne droplets that are typically the result of a cough or a sneeze. 

The findings are significant, especially for anyone entering a facility or returning to an office that does not have adequate ventilation. According to experts, businesses may need to minimize how their air is recirculated while also adding powerful new filters. In addition, ultraviolet lights may be needed to kill viral particles floating in tiny droplets indoors.

Many experts agree that coronavirus seems to be most infectious when people were in prolonged contact at close range, especially indoors where aerosol transmission is most prominent. 

Sponsored Recommendations

Troubleshoot: Grittiness in gluten free cookies

Learn how to adjust gluten free cookie recipes for a softer texture.

Clabber Girl: Rising Success

Uncover how Clabber Girl Corporation achieved a remarkable 7% growth and improved manufacturing efficiency by seamlessly integrating Vicinity's batch manufacturing solution with...

Intelligent Blends: Taking Technology to the Next Level

Find out how our friends at Intelligent Blends use VicinityFood and Microsoft Dynamics GP to produce the best coffee around.

Key ingredient: Mother Murphy's Laboratories

Flavorings manufacturer Mother Murphy’s Laboratories integrates front office with production facility — improving operations from initial order to final invoice.