Advertisement

Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in air

Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in air

Created: July 06, 2020 01:39 PM

LONDON (AP) - More than 200 scientists have called for the World Health Organization and others to acknowledge that the coronavirus can spread in the air.

Advertisement

That change could alter some of the current measures being taken to stop the pandemic.

In a letter published this week, scientists wrote that studies have shown “beyond any reasonable doubt" that the virus can "remain aloft in the air.”

The WHO has long maintained that COVID-19 is spread via larger respiratory droplets that fall to the ground. In a statement on Monday, the U.N. health agency said it was aware of the article and is reviewing it with technical experts.

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Witnesses: Children rescued at Gooseberry Falls

Tall ship arriving in Duluth Sunday

Superior Police: Foul play not suspected after remains found

Boy Scouts assemble nearly 100 bat houses

Popular Pattison Park attraction re-opens to the public

Classic cars drive-by thanks police & firefighters for their service

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement