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Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:06 PM

The Coronavirus Can Float in Indoor Air, W.H.O. Concedes

The coronavirus may linger in the air in crowded indoor spaces, spreading from one person to the next, the World Health Organization formally conceded on Thursday.

The W.H.O. had described this form of transmission as rare and possibly insignificant. But growing scientific and anecdotal evidence suggest this route may be important in spreading the virus, and this week more than 200 scientists urged the agency to revisit the research and revise its position.

In updated guidance documents, the agency also acknowledged unequivocally for the first time that the virus can be spread by people who do not have symptoms: “Infected people can transmit the virus both when they have symptoms and when they don’t have symptoms,” the agency said.

The W.H.O. previously said asymptomatic transmission, while it may occur, was probably “very rare.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/health-news/the-coronavirus-can-float-in-indoor-air-who-concedes/ar-BB16xiJK?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply The Coronavirus Can Float in Indoor Air, W.H.O. Concedes (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 9 OP
dweller Jul 9 #1
NickB79 Jul 9 #3
dweller Jul 9 #6
Disaffected Jul 9 #5
dweller Jul 9 #7
quickesst Jul 9 #2
Tipperary Jul 9 #4

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:13 PM

1. and the difference in indoor

and outdoor air is ... what?


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Response to dweller (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:43 PM

3. Wind and volume

Outdoor air substantially dilutes the viral load.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 08:55 PM

6. if there are significantly more cases now

as it appears to be (60k+ almost daily) then would you accept the viral load may be greater than say 2+ months ago ?

it's airborne, indoor or outdoor ... if an indoor coliseum bball is not safe,
would an outdoor coliseum football game be safer ?
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Response to dweller (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 08:46 PM

5. I'm not sure there is necessarily a big difference either.

Being downwind from a spreader in a moderate breeze seems to me as risky as being in the same room with little or no air movement.

I sometimes take the pooch for a walk on quiet, paved country roads and it bugs me considerably when a large group of cyclists blows by, especially if the wind direction is towards me. I can almost image a cloud of covid particles streaming behind these puffing bicycle riders, sort of like smoke trailing behind a steam locomotive.

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Response to Disaffected (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 08:58 PM

7. and i'd agree

as it seems to be getting worse by the day ..

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:34 PM

2. central air conditioning....

....which is what I have.

DELCOHVAC
Does my air conditioner take in outside air?
In short, no. Though in split system air conditioners design, commonly heat pumps, part of your system is located outside your home, it does not take in outside air. Its main operational purpose of cooling the air in your home is not achieved by moving cool air inside, but by moving unwanted heat out. How does it accomplish this?

More at:
https://www.delcohvac.com/do-air-conditioners-take-in-outside-air/

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:45 PM

4. I thought this was understood from the beginning.

 

Not sure how this is news to anyone who has paid attention from the outset.

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