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Face shields, valved masks offer more comfort but less protection to the wearer and those around
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Face shields, valved masks offer more comfort but less protection to the wearer and those around

Masks act as filters and actually capture the droplets and any other particles that are expelled while face shields are not able to do that.

Infectious coronavirus particles found in hospital air add to mounting evidence of airborne transmission
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Infectious coronavirus particles found in hospital air add to mounting evidence of airborne transmission

The significant concentrations of virus found in hospital aerosols highlight the need to follow precautions like improved ventilation, experts said.

Health experts are not sure if a person can get reinfected with Coronavirus
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Health experts are not sure if a person can get reinfected with Coronavirus

Reports of people testing positive, weeks after they were believed to have recovered, have led some to think they might be reinfected.

N95 masks with valves 'detrimental' to curb the spread of COVID-19: Health Ministry letter to states
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N95 masks with valves 'detrimental' to curb the spread of COVID-19: Health Ministry letter to states

Masks like the N95 filters in clean air that the user inhales but the valves release exhaled, contaminated air back into the environment.

WHO chief says there is no return to normalcy in the future, too many countries are heading in the wrong direction with Coronavirus
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WHO chief says there is no return to normalcy in the future, too many countries are heading in the wrong direction with Coronavirus

The WHO said that government and individual responses should depend on local virus conditions - namely, whether there is community spread or no.

Coronavirus is airborne: Wear mask, stay away from crowded indoor spaces, and other things to keep in mind
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Coronavirus is airborne: Wear mask, stay away from crowded indoor spaces, and other things to keep in mind

Experts are saying infected people are releasing aerosols when they cough and sneeze and also when they breathe, talk or sing, with some exertion.

WHO's guidelines acknowledge evidence of COVID-19 airborne transmission, says more evidence is required to confirm it
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WHO's guidelines acknowledge evidence of COVID-19 airborne transmission, says more evidence is required to confirm it

Prior WHO guidance only acknowledged airborne transmission of the novel coronavirus during specific medical procedures.

Airborne spread of COVID-19 cannot be ruled out in crowded or poorly ventilated settings, says WHO
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Airborne spread of COVID-19 cannot be ruled out in crowded or poorly ventilated settings, says WHO

An open letter from more than 200 scientists had accused the WHO of underestimating the possibility of airborne transmission. However, WHO officials have cautioned the evidence required further assessment.

WHO will review claims of airborne transmission of Coronavirus made by health experts from 32 countries
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WHO will review claims of airborne transmission of Coronavirus made by health experts from 32 countries

WHO guidance to health workers, dated 29 June, says SARS-CoV-2 is primarily transmitted through respiratory droplets and on surfaces.

Airborne transmission of the Coronavirus is a possibility claim 239 experts from 32 different countries in a letter to the WHO
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Airborne transmission of the Coronavirus is a possibility claim 239 experts from 32 different countries in a letter to the WHO

They have outlined the evidence showing that smaller particles can infect people and are calling for the health agency to revise its recommendations.

Linsey Marr: Solving the case of airborne transmission of Coronavirus, public health issues with interdisciplinary studies
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Linsey Marr: Solving the case of airborne transmission of Coronavirus, public health issues with interdisciplinary studies

Linsey Marr’s lab found a large stockpile of expired respiratory masks and found that they were still effective but 3D printed masks were not.

New research suggests that coronavirus can stay in the air in crowded, polluted and poorly-ventilated areas
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New research suggests that coronavirus can stay in the air in crowded, polluted and poorly-ventilated areas

It has not been studied if these aerosols can actually cause infection - studies are underway to determine if aerosolized particles can turn virulent.

Could COVID-19 be transmitted through droplets released while speaking?
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Could COVID-19 be transmitted through droplets released while speaking?

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) used laser light-scattering technology to investigate evidence of speech-generated droplets.