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Evidence Emerging of airborne spread of Covid 19

WHO has been releasing all the updates regarding the spread of coronavirus from day one. Initially, it was stated by WHO that COVID 19 spread is mainly due to the exchange of respiratory droplets between a COVID positive and COVID negative person. Another possibility was that if there is physical contact between an infected person and a non-infected person, then the virus can transfer to the non-infected indirectly due to touching contaminated areas.  Recently WHO is acknowledging new evidence regarding the transmission of COVID 19.

WHO has finally taken into account that there is some evidence which is showing that COVID 19 is also airborne disease. 293 scientists from all over the world asked WHO to look into the matter deeply. The scientists have explained that the existence of floating COVID 19 particle is possible which may infect a person if he breathes in that particle. The scientist has asked WHO to update the information they are providing regarding the spread of COVID 19.

In future, if there is more solid evidence in favour of airborne spread of COVID19, then WHO might have to update its instruction with more strict rules in order to stop the spread.  Wearing mask might become mandatory for all citizens and keeping 1 metre of distance won’t be enough to stop the spread of the virus.

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WHO acknowledges possibility of airborne spread of COVID-19 In a media briefing held on July 7, the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged the possibility of airborne transmission of COVID-19. WHO’s announcement comes after 239 scientists from 32 countries through an open letter in claimed coronavirus can spread through air and asked the health body to revise its recommendations concerning the pandemic. . . . Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead on the COVID-19 pandemic at WHO, said, “We have been talking about the possibility of airborne and aerosol transmission as one of the modes of transmission of COVID-19.” WHO had previously claimed that coronavirus primarily spreads through small droplets expelled from nose and mouth of an infected person that quickly sink in to the ground. . . . Dr Kerkhove said that WHO would publish a scientific brief summarising the state of knowledge on modes of transmission of the virus in the coming days. “A comprehensive package of interventions is required to be able to stop transmission,” she said. . . . Benedetta Allegranzi, WHO’s technical lead for infection prevention and control, said during the briefing that there is evidence emerging of airborne transmission of coronavirus but that it was not definitive. “The possibility of airborne transmission in public settings – especially in very specific conditions, crowded, closed, poorly ventilated settings cannot be ruled out. However, the evidence needs to be gathered and interpreted,” she added.  . . . . . #ViralVideos #Covid19 #NationNext #ENewspaper #News #India #Coronavirus #Covid #Follow #NationNextAdda #NationNextMediaPvtLtd #IndiaNextMedia #NewsStory #Journalism #Media #InstaBreaking #InstaBreakingNews #InstaMedia #Lockdown  #WorldHealthOrganisation #WHO #DrMariaVanKerkhove #CovidAirborne

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As humans, it has now become mandatory for us to avoid any risk in this current situation where the virus is resisting to stop its spread. Following all the sops as directed by the government of your respectful countries is the only solution to this extraordinary problem.

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