COVID-19 Being Airborne Becomes a More Plausible Scenario – The WHO Should Change Recommendations

The United States is recently dealing with a major increase in daily cases of people getting infected with the new coronavirus. The numbers also keep rising in countries like Brazil, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and so on. As health officials around the world still didn’t come up with a vaccine nor a 100 percent reliable treatment, there seems to be a lot more to learn about the COVID-19 virus.

Luckily enough, there are plenty of simple ways of being protected from the virus. Frequently washing our hands, wearing a facemask even though we’re healthy, avoiding crowds as much as possible, and so on. But recent information supported by more and more scientists is making us worry about the virus even more.

You can get COVID-19 through the air

The terrifying virus can be carried in smaller particles among the air and thus infect people. This is the conclusion that hundreds of scientists came to after careful observation, and they are now asking the World Health Organization (WHO) to revise the old recommendations.

An open letter that the researchers plan to publish in a scientific journal next week presents evidence that smaller particles can infect people. 239 scientists from 32 countries outlined the scientific evidence from the paper.

Dr. Benedetta Allegranzi, who is the WHO’s technical lead of infection prevention and control, declared the following as being quoted by 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,

According to data brought to the public by worldometers.info, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has infected 11.6 million people worldwide. Over 538,000 of them died, but there’s also some good news. The majority of the infected people, more precisely over 6.6 million, had been recovered by the doctors and medical workers across the globe.

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