CORONAVIRUS: WHO announces, COVID-19 could be transmitted in the AIR. Here in WHICH ENVIRONMENTS YOU ARE RISKING MORE
scholars of 32 different countries that asked for a change to the guidelines on the risk of coronavirus infection, in light of new and more recent studies on the subject.
In this regard, the answer of theWHO did not wait: “It is possible that the virus also spreads in the air“.
Of course, this is not a real official, but theWorld Health Organization however acknowledged that there are some studies with new evidence that the COVID-19 it spreads more widely in the air than previously thought.
A few hours ago, the responsible techniqueWHO for the prevention and control of infections, Benedetta Allegranzi, at a press conference a Geneva, took stock of the situation of contagion worldwide and, answering questions from journalists on the requests of experts, he has declared: “The possibility of aerial transmission in public environments, especially in very specific conditions such as crowded, closed and poorly ventilated rooms cannot be excluded“. Allegranzi however added: “the other evidence has yet to be collected and interpreted and we continue to investigate.”
According to experts, authors of the letter, there would be concrete evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted in the air and this could have important consequences in containing the virus. In particular through the ‘droplets’, the droplets that are emitted when people sneeze or cough. The same doctor Allegranzi previously stated that these tests are not satisfactory: “Especially in the past two months, we have stated several times that we consider air transmission possible, but certainly not supported by solid or even clear evidence.”
Now the guess is that the virus can also be transmitted by aerosol, therefore remain suspended for a certain period of time in the air. If this were confirmed, the rules of behavior in closed spaces with poor ventilation would change.
We await further confirmations and guidelines that will not be long in coming.