Overwhelming evidence that Covid-19 spreads through air: Lancet | Editorji
  1. home
  2. > covid-19
  3. > Overwhelming evidence that Covid-19 spreads through air: Lancet
prev iconnext button of playermute button of playermaximize icon
mute icontap to unmute
video play icon
00:00/00:00
prev iconplay paus iconnext iconmute iconmaximize icon
close_white icon

Overwhelming evidence that Covid-19 spreads through air: Lancet

Apr 16, 2021 19:07 IST | By Editorji News Desk

A new study published in the medical journal Lancet has found "consistent, strong evidence" that the novel coronavirus is predominantly transmitted through the air. A team of 6 experts from UK, USA and Canada found that 'evidence supporting airborne transmission is overwhelming, and evidence supporting large droplet transmission is almost non-existent'. They urged the WHO and other public health agencies to change their description of Covid transmission 'so that the focus of mitigation is put on reducing airborne transmission'.

They said while hand washing is an important measure, it should be given less emphasis than measures such as wearing mask at all times, even when indoors, air ventilation, reducing crowding as they are more effect for curbing air borne transmission. 

Covid-19