We have collated some of the most helpful resources to help improve public understanding of airborne transmission, here and on our YouTube Channel. If you have a suggestion for further items to include, please contact us.
While we have focussed on developing a succinct selection of the available resources, we are in awe of the comprehensive database “Resources on transmission & prevention of CoVID-19” developed by Dr Alex Huffman from the University of Denver. Please do share it, and let us know if you find something there you would like added to our resource centre for easy reference.
BBC Breakfasts interview with NHS Doctor Matt Butler provides useful snippets of information on how schools can reduce the spread of Covid-19, even in winter, with ventilation and air cleaning technologies.
The DIY Air Filter movement is taking off in the US – schools and Universities are benefitting from the simple, proven and inexpensive air filter technology as designed by Jim Rosenthal and Dr Richard Corsi.
Information on constructing DIY Air Filters (US design), CO2 monitors and masks can be found over at Clean Air Crew.org.
See our YouTube Channel for videos relating to DIY filter construction.
Our previous live with Professor Jose Jimenez is an excellent, in depth introduction to the topic, and he has very kindly shared his slides, FAQs and Covid Estimator for anyone to view. See also the Portable Air Cleaner Calculator for Schools, developed by Professor Jimenez, his colleague Dr Shelly Miller, and Joseph Allen, Associate Professor of Exposure Assessment Science Environmental Health at Harvard School of Public Health,
See Jose’s explanation of airborne transmission here:
Beautifully clear explanation of airborne transmission from Professor Trisha Greenhalgh, University of Oxford, illustrated by the talented Vicki Martin: www.vickimartin.co.uk.
Professor Greenhalgh and Vicki Martin have teamed up again, this time to show how we can make indoor spaces safe. Includes information on the use of carbon dioxide monitors.
Professor Catherine Noakes, Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings from the University of Leeds has created informative threads on the use of CO2 monitors, and how best to achieve good ventilation using windows – essential reading!
Dr Eilir Hughes is a GP and founder of the #FreshAirNHS campaign, which calls for the recognition of airborne transmission and the provision of adequate PPE to guard all clinical staff against it – not just those in ICU. Parents United is grateful for his inspiration in creating #FreshAirSchools.
Trish Greenhalgh interview in which she gives simple and accessible explanations of airborne transmission and its prevention:
Orla Hegarty, Assistant Professor at University College Dublin’s School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy explains the importance of airborne transmission.
More from Orla here – excellent advice for India, and for all of us.
Our #FreshAirSchools video – share to help us call for appropriate mitigation against airborne transmission in schools.
UK Health and Safety Regulations also make for interesting reading, as they make clear that:
“Employers have a duty under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of their employees at work. People in control of non-domestic premises have a duty towards people who are not their employees but use their premises.”
Professor Joseph Allen, describes exactly how we feel about aerosol transmission right here. Please do take a look at Schools for Health – it is an excellent resource.
An animation of the effect of layered mitigations on level of transmission.
Animation showing how simple interventions can reduce the risk of airborne transmission in classrooms.
This video demonstrates the importance of social distancing in aerosol transmission, as expelled aerosols are diluted and rise like smoke.
NHS explanation of airborne transmission and the need for ventiliation.
The inimitable Bill Nye explaining masks AND making us laugh.
Using CO2 meters to determine air quality – from Professor Joseph Allen.
This Japanese super-computer simulation shows aerosols in
Slow motion fun with the Slo Mo Guys – and Dr Anthony Fauci:
A simple animation to explain aerosol transmission, from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
A good explanation on the science of masks, and engaging for children too.
Super-spreader events provide unfortunate evidence of airborne transmission. They show that large numbers of people can become infected by an index case in an airborne environment, not just those who are in close contact with the infected individual.
Double masking has been found to be as effective as an N95 mask – simple and effective.
Improve the fit of your surgical mask.
Thank you to all the above resource providers to whom we have linked above.
If you find any further content on airborne transmission, please drop us a line and we will consider it for the page.