Aerosol transmission of coronavirus underestimated, study says

New research is warning that the aerosol transmission of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is being underestimated, possibly affecting guidelines on social distancing, ventilation and shared spaces. Using a newly developed mathematical model of coronavirus droplet migration, researchers at the Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh have found that small, virus-laden aerosol particles are traveling further than expected. “The flow physics of someone … Continue reading Aerosol transmission of coronavirus underestimated, study says

Coronavirus found to linger in the air in crowded spaces

A new study shows that the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to linger in the air in crowded spaces or rooms without ventilation. The study, published in the journal Nature Research, found bits of the virus’s genetic material floating in the air of rooms in two hospitals in Wuhan. The study lends further credence to the theory that COVID-19 spreads through tiny airborne … Continue reading Coronavirus found to linger in the air in crowded spaces