Can Coronavirus Be Transmitted Simply by Talking?

What the experts say

The new coronavirus is known to spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes, which releases large respiratory droplets. Those droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people within 6 feet, or on a surface or object nearby, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But some scientific experts say the virus may be able to spread via even smaller droplets that are released when an infected person talks or breathes.



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