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New Considerations Regarding the Airborne Transmission of COVID-19

Six-Feet of Space Might Not be Enough to Combat Covid-19


When the COVID-19 pandemic began, public health officials advised the public to remain apart by a distance of six feet because the virus spreads through respiratory droplets. Warnings have recently been issued by three experts that a distance of six feet might not be enough. According to these experts, the airborne transmission must be taken seriously all over the world.

The Science journal recently published a commentary with experts stating regular testing is required to locate asymptomatic cases of COVID-19. These areas are where the people are wearing masks including Taiwan and Hong Kong. This has led to the control of the virus. The commentary also stated the guidance offered by the World Health Organization might not be enough for every type of situation.

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