Recently, many people have questioned the truth about coronavirus findings that can be transmitted through airborne. Coronavirus spreading through airborne is developing from 239 scientists from various countries who sent an open letter to the World Health Organization.
This is related to their research entitled It is time to address airborne transmission of COVID-19. Its contents are related to the findings that coronavirus can be transmitted through the air. The scientists asked WHO to revise the guidelines on breaking the chain of coronavirus transmission.
The scientists wanted WHO to acknowledge that evidence. This is clearly not an attack on WHO. This is a scientific debate. However, they felt they must go public because it refused to hear evidence after many conversations with it.
Maria Van Kerkhove, technical leader of the COVID-19 pandemic, responded WHO was reviewing new findings published in Oxford University Press. They had already discussed the possibility of aerosol transmission as one of the coronavirus transmission modes.
Previously, the WHO stated coronavirus spread through small droplets released from the nose and mouth. The droplet could spread quickly.
WHO admitted coronavirus was potentially airborneWorld Health Organization had renewed scientific summary Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 published since March 29, 2020. The contents are related to coronavirus, which can be transmitted through air, and its prevention patterns.
The research by Lidia Morawska, one of the scientists, became a footnote for WHO. She said they had produced hypotheses about the possible mechanism of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through aerosols.
The theories show a number of respiratory droplets produce microscopic aerosols by evaporating. In addition, normal breathing and speech result in exhaled aerosols. It is possible that the transmission is through a combination of aerosols and droplets, for example, during choir practice, and in a restaurant or fitness class.
In this incident, there were many people in one room, which was not ventilated for a certain period of time. Short-range aerosol transmission is unavoidable. Responding to this, we are waiting for an official stance from WHO. To anticipate, we have to comply with existing health protocols.
Medical is always trying to study evidence in the field. WHO started through droplets then changed again. There must be special conditions that change this droplet into smaller aerosol. We have to keep abreast of new scientific developments.
If in the end, WHO ensures the transmission of coronavirus through airborne, then maintaining a social and physical distance of two meters is no longer effective. Logically, if it is said to be airborne, the size of the droplet will be very small under 5 μm. The gravity factor does not have a big role. It can hover in the air.
If you have kept a distance of even more than two meters, being in the same room with someone who may be COVID-19 positive, as long as you share the same air circulation, you have the potential to contract the same disease.