If the Coronavirus Is Airborne, What Does It Mean for Us?

As the economy opens up, distancing, masks, and ventilation become more important than ever

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“Fairly large droplets that are coming from people talking, coughing, sneezing, breathing, singing will float in the air depending on how much air movement we have.”

“Are we most vulnerable in the nose or in the lungs? And what difference does it make how you got infected with it? It may make a difference.”

“At this day and age, any indoor environment where there are other people […] the same criteria hold: as much distance as possible and then mask.”

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental

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