Medical Health Cluster


Airborne SARS-CoV-2 ‘Could Lose 90% of Infectiousness After 20 Minutes’

The capacity of SARS-CoV-2 to infect people from aerosol droplets wanes quickly over time, according to UK researchers. A study, which has yet to be peer-reviewed, found infectivity of the airborne virus fell to around 10%, 20 minutes after being exhaled, with most of the decline taking place in the […]

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Use of airborne precautions for covid-19 in healthcare settings

Since the early days of the pandemic there has been debate as to whether covid-19 transmission can be airborne, and whether healthcare workers require routine airborne precautions, or if respiratory personal protective equipment (PPE) can be preserved for a small list of “Aerosol Generating Procedures.” [1] The former question is […]

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