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Title: Covid loses 90% of ability to infect within five minutes in air study
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URL Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2 ... udy?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other
Published: Jan 11, 2022
Author: Mike Rivero
Post Date: 2022-01-11 19:55:03 by Horse
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Coronavirus loses 90% of its ability to infect us within five minutes of becoming airborne, the world’s first simulations of how the virus survives in exhaled air suggest.

The findings re-emphasise the importance of short-range Covid transmission, with physical distancing and mask-wearing likely to be the most effective means of preventing infection. Ventilation, though still worthwhile, is likely to have a lesser impact.

“People have been focused on poorly ventilated spaces and thinking about airborne transmission over metres or across a room. I’m not saying that doesn’t happen, but I think still the greatest risk of exposure is when you’re close to someone,” said Prof Jonathan Reid, director of the University of Bristol’s Aerosol Research Centre and the study’s lead author.

“When you move further away, not only is the aerosol diluted down, there’s also less infectious virus because the virus has lost infectivity [as a result of time].”

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#1. To: Horse (#0) (Edited)

the greatest risk of exposure is when you’re close to someone,

Will concerts and sporting events ever be the same again?

I can recall seeing a picture of Biden talking to someone and the spittle shooting from his mouth. Yucky for certain. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2022-01-11   20:20:09 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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