The world health organization will study the report of scientists, which refers to the risk of the spread of coronavirus via aerosols. About it to Agency Reuters said the official who representative Tariq Jasarevic.
According to him, the report is now studying the technical experts of the organization.
According to the Agency, the change in the who assessment in terms of modes of transmission of mers may affect the recommendation on the adherence to physical distance of 1 m, as well as other measures to contain the coronavirus, which are taken by governments on the basis of who recommendations.
July 4, the newspaper the New York Times published a letter to more than 200 scientists from 39 countries in which they called for a review of recommendations for the coronavirus. So, who believes that the main mode of transmission of coronavirus is an airborne, through droplets that are secreted from the respiratory tract of an infected person when coughing or sneezing. But according to the authors, the coronavirus can spread to even smaller particlesthan droplets, and they can much longer to linger in the air. Scientists pointed to several outbreaks of coronavirus in poorly ventilated and overcrowded dwellings.
Technical lead of the who in the prevention and control of infections in the garden of Allegranzi stated that the evidence of coronavirus transmission via aerosols unconvincing. The who considers air transmission possible, “but not backed by compelling or even clear evidence,” she said.