Airborne Spread of SARS-CoV-2 and a Potential Role for Air Disinfection

An April 2, 2020, expert consultation from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy concluded thatavailable studiesare consistent with the potential aerosol spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), not only through coughing and sneezing, but by normal breathing. This response to a White House request for a rapid review of the literature likely contributed to the recommendation from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that healthy persons wear
nonmedical face coverings, when in public, to reduce virus spread from undiagnosed infectious cases.

Airborne Spread of SARS-CoV-2 and a Potential Role for Air Disinfection
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