Scientists contend coronavirus is airborne; World Health Organization says research is inconclusive

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The WHO says the COVID-19 disease spreads primarily through small droplets, which are expelled from the nose and mouth when an infected person breaths them out in coughs, sneezes, speech or laughter and quickly sink to the ground.

Several hundreds of scientists predict that coronavirus is airborne and they say that there are evidences that coronavirus in small particles in the air can infect the people. The researchers intend to publish their letter in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases shortly.

The group of experts pointed to evidence that showed the virus was able to spread more efficiently in poorly ventilated and crowded indoor spaces, suggesting it wasn't just being transmitted via droplets.

This means that poorly ventilated rooms, trains, and other confined spaces can be unsafe, even if people follow the commonly implemented one-meter social distancing rule.

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In addition, it is necessary to revise the design of ventilation systems to "to minimize recirculation of the air".

"Powerful new filters need to be added and ultraviolet lights may be needed to kill particles floating indoors", the experts added.

Coronavirus can float in air droplets and is likely transmitting that way, a group of experts plans to say in a commentary.

In its update on June 29, the United Nations health body said that in the context of Covid-19, airborne transmission may be possible in specific circumstances and settings related to Covid-19 treatment. The agency emphasized that airborne transmission only happens in certain hospital settings.

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Instead, the scientists are pushing World Health Organization to assume the worst and recommend methods - even if not yet definitive - to stop the virus from spreading.

Interviews with almost 20 scientists, including a dozen WHO consultants and several members of the committee that crafted the guidance, and internal emails "paint a picture of an organization that, despite good intentions, is out of step with science", the report said. "There is a strong debate on this", she said.

The timeline has been changed and now reads: "WHO's Country Office in the People's Republic of China picked up a media statement by the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission from their website on cases of "viral pneumonia" in Wuhan, People's Republic of China" on December 31.

The virus can sometimes spread as aerosol through cough or sneeze of a patient, he said as concerns about coronavirus being airborne have surfaced again.

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"Part of the problem is that everybody at World Health Organization was moving with the paradigm of influenza, even though we know there are lots of differences between influenza and coronaviruses", he said.

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