There’s been a lot of debate regarding infection with covid for more than two years now. According to the latest reports, it seems that the novel coronavirus loses 90% of its ability to infect people within 20 minutes of becoming airborne.
This is quite the opposite of what we’ve been told back in 2020, but we should focus on the latest reports for now.
It’s been revealed that most of the loss occurs within the first five minutes – this is what the world’s first simulations of how the virus survives in exhaled air suggest, according to the latest reports found in The Guardian.
The famous publication notes that the findings re-emphasize the importance of short-range Covid transmission. Other vital issues include physical distancing and mask-wearing – these are likely to be the most effective means of preventing infection. Ventilation, though still worthwhile, is likely to have a lesser impact.
“People have been focused on poorly ventilated spaces and thinking about airborne transmission over metres or across a room. I’m not saying that doesn’t happen, but I think still the greatest risk of exposure is when you’re close to someone.”
This is what Prof Jonathan Reid, director of the University of Bristol’s Aerosol Research Centre and the study’s lead author said.
He continued and pointed out the following:
“When you move further away, not only is the aerosol diluted down, there’s also less infectious virus because the virus has lost infectivity [as a result of time].”
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