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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Viruses live on doorknobs and phones and can get you sick – smart cleaning and good habits can help protect you
The coronavirus, like many infectious diseases, can live and spread on inanimate objects in the world around us. An epidemiologist explains how and gives some advice on how to minimize the risk.
March 17, 2020 • ~7 min
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Leaving your coat at home on a cold winter day doesn't automatically mean you're going to get sick. But it could make you more susceptible to germs.
Feb. 20, 2020 • ~4 min
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