JAMA study suggests that 6 Feet is not enough.
As Dr. John Campbell explains in his video of the JAMA Report- Covid-19 it appears to be transmitted not only in droplets but in floating the the air for more than seconds- sometimes minutes. The virus can travel 7-8 Meters away if someone sneezes- and land on various surfaces- this is why both a mask and gloves should be used.
JAMA Article March 26, 2020 Aerosol Transmission
Aerosolized transmission is show on the video in the article. Also Covid-19 was found in air conditioning systems in China. No studies have been done yet in the US regarding this particular virus and it’s ability to live in air conditioning and ventilation control systems in hospitals, large buildings, restaurants, indoor sports arenas, concert halls and all public places. Until such a study has been done, we all should be wearing masks and assume that the virus can live and transmit in the air, it can live on surfaces that you touch and all precautions should be taken with your own personal situation to avoid spreading this to others.
Study: Turbulent Gas Clouds and Respiratory Pathogen Emissions Potential Implications for Reducing Transmission of COVID-19- Lydia Bourouiba, PhD
“The locally moist and warm atmosphere within the turbulent gas cloud allows the contained droplets to evade evaporation for much longer than occurs with isolated droplets. Under these conditions, the lifetime of a droplet could be considerably extended by a factor of up to 1000, from a fraction of a second to minutes.”
“A 2020 report from China demonstrated that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus particles could be found in the ventilation systems in hospital rooms of patients with COVID-19.5 Finding virus particles in these systems is more consistent with the turbulent gas cloud hypothesis of disease transmission than the dichotomous model because it explains how viable virus particles can travel long distances from patients. Whether these data have clinical implications with respect to COVID-19 is unknown.”
“There is a need to understand the biophysics of host-to-host respiratory disease transmission accounting for in-host physiology, pathogenesis, and epidemiological spread of disease. The rapid spread of COVID-19 highlights the need to better understand the dynamics of respiratory disease transmission by better characterizing transmission routes, the role of patient physiology in shaping them, and best approaches for source control to potentially improve protection of front-line workers and prevent disease from spreading to the most vulnerable members of the population.”
Corresponding Author: Lydia Bourouiba, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 (email@example.com).
Published Online: March 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.4756
Defund the WHO- they failed the world.
As we wrote about early on in this crisis over a month ago that the World Health Organization (WHO) and Dr. Tedros failed the world. All they have done is cover up the virus lab origin of this virus, they underreported the number of deaths and they kicked out foreign journalists. The Doctors who exposed this virus disappeared. It’s a crime against humanity and the leadership of China is the cause of this.