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How Covid-19 Really Spreads

Infected surfaces, airborne plumes, AC systems, toilet flushes, and close proximity may all be involved

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The primary means of transmission for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, has been somewhat up in the air ever since it emerged. It’s clear the virus can spread by direct contact with an infected person. But do we really pick it up…




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Robert Roy Britt

Robert Roy Britt

Independent health & science journalist writing motivationally about the science of physical health & mental wellness. Former editor-in-chief of LiveScience.

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