On Saturday, the New York Times reported that hundreds of scientists believe that the deadly coronavirus, which has been killing people all around the world, can infect the person through the air. The scientists have urged the World Health Organisation to revise the recommendations related to the novel coronavirus.
WHO considers the spread of the virus as person to person as according to them, the deadly virus spreads through the small droplets from the nose or mouth, when a person sneezes or speaks.
But around 239 scientists from 32 countries, in an open letter to the agency had outlined the evidence that showed that the virus spreads through smaller particles and can infect the people. The scientists said that, whether the virus spread through the large droplets that come in through sneezing or through the smaller ones that float over the room length, the deadly virus is airborne and can infect the person when inhaled.
Though the evidence given by the scientists on coronavirus being airborne is not satisfying, said WHO.
The WHO’s technical lead of infection prevention and control, Dr. Benedetta Allegranzi, said as quoted, “Especially in the last couple of months, we have been stating several times that we consider airborne transmission as possible but certainly not supported by solid or even clear evidence“.