The Lancet: Ten Scientific reasons in support of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2

This landmark article states that there is “consistent, strong evidence that SARS-CoV-2 spreads by airborne transmission”, and “that the airborne route is likely to be dominant”. It emphasises that “an individual could potentially be infected when they inhale aerosols produced when an infected person exhales, speaks, shouts, sings, sneezes, or coughs. Reducing airborne transmission of virus requires measures to avoid inhalation of infectious aerosols, including ventilation, air filtration, reducing crowding and time spent indoors, use of masks whenever indoors, attention to mask quality and fit, and higher-grade protection for health-care staff and front-line workers.”

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00869-2/fulltext

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