WHO to revise recommendations as scientists say ‘coronavirus is airborne’
World Health Organisation is likely to revise its recommendations when more than 200 scientists have proposed after evidence that it is the small particles of coronavirus in the air which can infect people. New York Times reported on Saturday.
Earlier WHO has said that the small droplets from the nose or mouth, which are passed when a person with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes or speaks is fundamentally the reason that coronavirus disease spreads from person to person.
NYT said that “239 scientists in 32 countries marked the evidence, showing smaller particles can infect people. The researchers plan to publish a scientific journal In an open letter to the agency.
According to NYT Scientist says, ” People can get affected by inhaling the coronavirus because it is airborne. Usually carried by the large droplets through the air after the sneeze.” However, according to NYT, the health agency declared that the idea of the virus being airborne is not convincing.
Dr. Benedetta Allegranzi, the WHO’s technical lead of infection prevention and control who was quoted by NYT said, “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.”