HomeHealthCan coronavirus be spread through the air? The WHO rectifies its position on the routes of transmission of Covid-19 (and yes, it can)
Can coronavirus be spread through the air? The WHO rectifies its position on the routes of transmission of Covid-19 (and yes, it can)
July 10, 2020
It was suspected and has already been confirmed: the coronavirus can be transmitted through the air. Little by little we are learning more details about the Covid-19, from all its symptoms (including the newest ones) to the sequels that it is capable of leaving in those who have overcome it. Until now WHO has continued to claim that contagion by coronavirus had only one route (contact with droplets from an infected person) And one way to prevent it: wash your hands often with soap and water, maintain social distance and wear a mask. But the time has come to rectify.
The new WHO position comes after more than 200 experts from 32 different countries submitted preliminary results on the appearance of Covid-19 outbreaks. in places like bars, restaurants, offices and markets. Even in the absence of definitive results, the WHO infection prevention coordinator, Benedetta Allegranzi, warns the population: "We have to be open to these findings and understand their implications on the way of transmission of the virus and the precautions that must be taken drink. The possibility is that there is airborne transmission in public spaces, especially in specific conditions such as crowded, closed and poorly ventilated places"