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Airborne SARS-CoV-2

Dancer, Stephanie J



Debate over the exact mode of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 has been intense. This is entirely reasonable, given that the mechanism of spread determines preventive and potentially lifesaving policies. But the choice between respiratory aerosol or droplet settled on short range droplets, which neatly circumvented any risk outside the fabled 2m zone. This choice gave rise to social distancing, hand and surface hygiene, and masks, but not to improved indoor air quality.


Dancer, S. J. (2022). Airborne SARS-CoV-2. BMJ, 377, o1408.

Journal Article Type Editorial
Acceptance Date Jun 20, 2022
Online Publication Date Jun 29, 2022
Publication Date 2022-06
Deposit Date Sep 14, 2022
Publicly Available Date Sep 14, 2022
Journal BMJ
Print ISSN 0959-8138
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 377
Pages o1408
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