Updated CDC guidance acknowledges coronavirus can spread through the air

“The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance on its website to say coronavirus can commonly spread ‘through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols,’ which are produced even when a person breathes.

‘Airborne viruses, including COVID-19, are among the most contagious and easily spread,’ the site now says.

Previously, the CDC page said that Covid-19 was thought to spread mainly between people in close contact — about 6 feet — and ‘through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.'”

 

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