Is COVID-19 airborne? 239 scientists say yes
July 06, 2020 - Monday 8:07 PM by MDM
In its latest COVID-19 Bulletin, the Department of Health announced 2,099 new cases, 6 deaths and 243 recoveries.
Total number of cases has risen to 46,333 with 32,845 marked as active.
Nationwide, COVID-19 cases have spiked in cities where near zero or minimal incidents have been previously reported.
Which begs the question: is COVID-19 airborne or not?
239 scientists in 32 countries believe it is.
In an open letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) which will be published in a scientific journal next week, hundreds of scientists are baring evidence COVID-19 can linger in the air for longer periods according to a report by the New York Times (NYT).
This is contrary to WHO’s pronouncements that COVID-19 is only airborne through aerosols produced during medical procedures in hospitals.
The health agency also said the deadly coronavirus is transmitted if an infected person sneezes or coughs (thus the 2-meter physical distancing and wear mask rules) within an area and when you (unconsciously) touch your eyes, nose or mouth after placing your ‘over-washed’ and ‘over-disinfected’ hands on a contaminated surface.
WHO has not ruled out airborne transmission but needs more solid and clear evidence to back this up. Jose Ronald F Siongco
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