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Coronavirus: Hundreds Of Scientist Says Virus Is Airborne,Ask WHO To Revise Recommendations
The WHO did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.
Coronavirus: Hundreds Of Scientist Says Virus Is Airborne, Ask WHO To Revise Recommendations
New Delhi: Hundred of scientists say that there is evidence that the coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and ae colling the WHO to revise recommendations, reported the New York Times on Saturday.
As per the WHO the coronavirus pandemic spreads primarily from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, which are expelled when a person with coronavirus cough, sneezes, or speaks.
The researcher in an open letter to the agency with a plan to publish in a scientific journal next week,239 scientists in 32 countries outlined the evidence showing smaller particles can infect people, said the NYT.
However WHO did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.
As per the NYT, the scientist said that whether carried by the large droplets that zoom through the air after a sneeze or by much smaller exhaled droplets that may glide the length of the room, the coronavirus is borne through the air and can infect people when inhaled.
However, the health agency said the evidence for the virus being airborne was not convincing, according to the NYT.
"Especially in the last couple of months, we have been stating several times that we consider airborne transmission as possible but certainly not supported by solid or even clear evidence," Dr. Benedetta Allegranzi, the WHO's technical lead of infection prevention and control, was quoted as saying by the NYT.