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

@inproceedings{Hunziker2020MinimizingET,
  title={Minimizing exposure to respiratory droplets, 'jet riders' and aerosols in air-conditioned hospital rooms by a 'Shield-and-Sink' strategy},
  author={P. Hunziker},
  booktitle={medRxiv},
  year={2020}
}
Background: In COVID-19, transfer of infectious respiratory materials through cough, respiration and air conditioning is considered critical for disease transmission but the interplay of droplet and aerosol physics, physiology and environmental factors is not fully understood, potentially hindering effective source control. We studied transport modes of respiratory secretions and derived effective strategies for exposure minimization. Methods: Computer simulations and real-world experiments… Expand

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