Article: Aerodynamic characteristics and RNA concentration of SARS-CoV-2 Aeresol in Wuhan

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Created Date

March 10, 2020 - 5:30am

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June 11, 2020 - 7:31am

Critical Commentary

A non-peer-reviewed article focused on the aerosol transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The article was shared in April 2020 on a friends' Whatsapp group which has several medical personnel in it. The article assesses a small sample group (35 aeresol samples) and concludes that "room ventilation, open space, proper use and disinfection of toilet can effectively limit aeresol transmision of SARS-CoV-2."

The article was shared by a doctor who is a member of the Whatsapp group. Members were continually expressing concern about the spread of the disease and for the health of colleagues in the group. A couple of them had gone into quarantine after exposure to the virus among work colleagues one of the group members is a nurse working in the US and had already treated multiple patients. The article was part of the continued sharing of technical or media information around COVID-19 within the group.  

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BioRXIV - preprint server for scientific articles

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English