Long distance airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2: rapid sys
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Since the early stages of the covid-19 pandemic and the first reports of superspreader events, the body of evidence suggesting airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the absence of aerosol generating procedures has grown. However, despite the publication of numerous opinion pieces and narrative reviews in support of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2, scientific consensus on the relative importance of this route of transmission is lacking. This study found evidence suggesting that long distance airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 might occur in indoor settings such as restaurants, workplaces, and venues for choirs, and identified factors such as insufficient air replacement that probably contributed to transmission. These results strengthen the need for mitigation measures in indoor settings, particularly the use of adequate ventilation.

Source: https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj-2021-068743.short?rss=1
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