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Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in air

Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in air

Created: July 06, 2020 01:39 PM

LONDON (AP) - More than 200 scientists have called for the World Health Organization and others to acknowledge that the coronavirus can spread in the air.

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That change could alter some of the current measures being taken to stop the pandemic.

In a letter published this week, scientists wrote that studies have shown “beyond any reasonable doubt" that the virus can "remain aloft in the air.”

The WHO has long maintained that COVID-19 is spread via larger respiratory droplets that fall to the ground. In a statement on Monday, the U.N. health agency said it was aware of the article and is reviewing it with technical experts.

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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