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Aerosol transmission of the coronavirus: Updated UK guidance and key articles

Scientific evidence that aerosol transmission of the coronavirus is a principal vector of infection in overwhelming, and slowly but surely being recognized by governments, overcoming a decades-old dogma about airborne transmission.

UK Guidance on coronavirus transmission now recognizes the science.

The U.S. CDC guidance was updated on September 18 to reflect the science, but was taken down on September 21, 2020.

See James Rowles, “Aerosol transmission of the coronavirus: The science,” International Coronavirus Journal, September 23, 2020.

Following are recent key articles:

1) Charlotte Jee, “This scientist made a Google Doc to educate the public about airborne coronavirus transmission; The evidence that the coronavirus spreads through the air has been mounting for months—but official guidance has barely shifted. Jose-Luis Jimenez has had enough,” MIT Technology Review, October 2, 2020.

2) Google document

3) UK Government Guidance, “COVID-19: epidemiology, virology and clinical features (Updated) 2 October 2020

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