CDC Now Acknowledges Airborne Transmission of COVID-19
Agency says it is especially true in enclosed spaces with inadequate ventilation
MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Infection with the new coronavirus can occur through airborne transmission between people farther than 6 feet apart, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged in an update to its website on Monday.
The agency said this is especially true in enclosed spaces with inadequate ventilation.
The CDC update comes in response to growing evidence that coronavirus infection can occur through tiny droplets and particles that float in the air for minutes or even hours.
Last month, the agency removed a draft that referred to tiny airborne droplets as a source of transmission. The CDC said the draft was removed because it did not go through proper review and was posted in error, The Post reported.