U.S. medical officials have for the first time acknowledged that the coronavirus can be spread through the air. This was acknowledged in the May 7 review guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Earlier, the CDC guidelines did not specify the spread of the coronavirus through the air. But new guidelines now recognize that breathing in air contaminated with viral particles is one of the main causes of the spread of the disease.
The guidelines state that the COVID-19 can be spread through the breath of an infected person, as the inhale releases viral large and very small particles containing the virus, which can enter other people’s bodies through inhalation or they’re it can fall on the eyes, nose or mouth.
The CDC also indicated that a distance of 6 feet between people is not enough to stop the spread of Corona. However, people at such distances are less likely to transmit the virus than people near it. Earlier, CDC guidelines stated that people could transmit the virus to other people only when they came close, and not by air.
Virginia tech aerosol expert Dr. Linsey Marr told the New York Times that the CDC has now issued guidelines based on new scientific evidence and has got rid of concerns about the spread of the virus.
Since the onset of the epidemic, epidemiologists have warned medical institutions such as the CDC and the World Health Organization that there is strong evidence that the virus could be spread through the air.
The new guideline also states that people who take two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine can go to some places without a mask, but in crowds, they should wear a mask, while avoiding places with poor air drainage. ۔
In July 2020, hundreds of medical experts wrote an open letter to the World Health Organization asking it to reconsider its position, following which the WHO issued new scientific recommendations on the spread of the coronavirus.
Following the letter, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a statement in July stating that “collective cases of COVID-19 have been reported in some closed areas such as restaurants, places of worship, clubs or places where people shout, speak or sing.”
According to the WHO, “in closed areas where the number of people is high and the air drainage system is poor and infected people spend more time with other people, the possibility of the virus spreading from the air is not ruled out.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that more research is needed to find out more about the spread of the coronavirus and how it can spread over long distances in confined spaces. However, the World Health Organization has not yet explicitly declared the coronavirus to be airborne.