Minimising exposure to respiratory droplets, ‘jet riders’ and aerosols in air-conditioned hospital rooms by a ‘Shield-and-Sink’ strategy

@article{Hunziker2021MinimisingET,
  title={Minimising exposure to respiratory droplets, ‘jet riders’ and aerosols in air-conditioned hospital rooms by a ‘Shield-and-Sink’ strategy},
  author={Patrick R. Hunziker},
  journal={BMJ Open},
  year={2021},
  volume={11}
}
  • P. Hunziker
  • Published 16 December 2020
  • Environmental Science
  • BMJ Open
Objectives In COVID-19, transfer of respiratory materials transmits disease and drives the pandemic but the interplay of droplet and aerosol physics, physiology and environment is not fully understood. To advance understanding of disease transmission mechanisms and to find novel exposure minimisation strategies, we studied cough-driven material transport modes and the efficacy of control strategies. Design Computer simulations and real-world experiments were used for integrating an intensive… 

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