Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: Theoretical Considerations and Available Evidence.

@article{Klompas2020AirborneTO,
  title={Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: Theoretical Considerations and Available Evidence.},
  author={M. Klompas and M. Baker and Chanu Rhee},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2020}
}
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has reawakened the long-standing debate about the extent to which common respiratory viruses, including the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV-2), are transmitted via respiratory droplets vs aerosols. Droplets are classically described as larger entities (>5 μm) that rapidly drop to the ground by force of gravity, typically within 3 to 6 feet of the source person. Aerosols are smaller particles ( 5 μm) that rapidly evaporate… Expand
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