Is Coronavirus Airborne?

New research suggests that Covid-19 droplets can linger in the air

Hospital personnel registers patients brought by ambulances for the coronavirus tests at Ankara City Hospital on April 18, 2020, in Ankara, Turkey. Photo: Aytug Can Sencar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

As people everywhere scramble to keep a safe distance from one another (or not), scientists are hard at work trying to figure out whether the coronavirus is airborne. While they agree that coughing, sneezing, talking, and breathing can expel tiny droplets of moisture that can contain the virus, it isn’t quite…




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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.

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