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How Viruses are Transmitted

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have acknowledged what many researchers and scientists have long advocated: that the novel coronavirus can be transmitted through the air. Called aerosolization, respiratory droplets of infected matter like fluid of sneezes and coughs from an infected person can travel in the air, potentially infecting people in close proximity.

What's more, this acknowledgment also verifies that the virus can travel more than six feet in the air; previously researchers at the CDC thought the virus could only travel relatively short distances. Now, however, the CDC says infected aerosolized droplets can travel greater distances in enclosed spaces and can linger in the air from minutes up to hours.

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In an Open Letter

A group of 239 scientists in 32 countries have published their open letter to the global health community to present additional evidence. In their letter, the highly qualified group state:

  • Multiple studies "have demonstrated beyond any reasonable doubt that viruses are released during exhalation, talking and coughing in microdroplets small enough to remain aloft in the air"
  • These microdroplets "pose a risk of exposure at distances beyond [3 to 6 feet] from an infected person"
  • "We are advocating for the use of preventive measures to mitigate this route of airborne transmission"

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Your Virus Protection Plan

While it’s believed that COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person contact, officials haven’t ruled out surface contact as a potential source of contagion.

In fact, recent tests on the coronavirus showed it could stay active on various surfaces. Researchers found viable coronavirus samples could live for up to:

  • 24 hours on cardboard
  • Four hours on copper surfaces
  • Two to three days on plastic and stainless steel

 

During tests, the researchers also found the coronavirus could be detected in the air up to three hours after emission, making it vital that people clean the air.

While you are actively wearing masks and sanitizing surfaces to prevent the spread of viruses, it’s essential to consider a solution to clean the air.

According to Harvard Schools for Health, they recommend bringing fresh outdoor air into a room as the most ideal solution. Unfortunately, it is not the most viable solution in many environments. They go on to recommend utilizing True HEPA filtration in addition to HVAC systems to ensure proper ventilation and filtration.

That said, it is essential to understand the difference between HEPA like filtration and True HEPA Filtration.

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    “Researchers also found the coronavirus could be detected in the air up to three hours after emission”

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