Scientists explain what you need to know about the COVID-19 risks in the air, from how aerosols form to how to keep kids safe on a school bus.
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The 6-foot rule for social distancing doesn’t account for all risks, particularly indoors. Here's what everyone needs to understand as cooler weather moves more activities inside.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~9 min
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UV disinfection is a proven means of killing pathogens like the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but it's not risk-free.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~9 min
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A researcher explains what it will take to make sure children are reasonably safe from catching the coronavirus aboard school buses.
Sept. 3, 2020 • ~9 min
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Aerosols of some FDA-approved food coloring could deactivate airborne viruses.
Aug. 20, 2020 • ~4 min
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More than 200 scientists wrote to the WHO, warning about aerosol transmission of the coronavirus. The WHO has since acknowledged the evidence but hasn't change its advice yet.
July 9, 2020 • ~9 min
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People are getting sick from coronavirus spreading through the air – and that's a big challenge for reopening
SARS-CoV-2 can be spread through the air. But just how much of a factor that is has been hard to determine. Recent evidence suggests it is common, posing problems as public places begin to reopen.
June 16, 2020 • ~9 min
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Masks help stop the spread of coronavirus – the science is simple and I'm one of 100 experts urging governors to require public mask-wearing
Recommendations around mask usage are confusing. The science isn't. Evidence shows that masks are extremely effective to slow the coronavirus and may be the best tool available right now to fight it.
May 14, 2020 • ~10 min
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Coronavirus drifts through the air in microscopic droplets – here's the science of infectious aerosols
Aerosols are the tiny particles of liquid and material that float around in our environment. When they come from an infected person, they may be a significant source of coronavirus transmission.
April 24, 2020 • ~9 min
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The CDC is reconsidering its policy about the widespread public's use of masks, as is the World Health Organization. Here are the facts about when it's appropriate to wear a mask – and what kind.
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