Scientists discover Covid-19 lasts in the ‘air for hours’ infecting ‘runners and walkers’
Posted on April 1st, 2020

BY  Courtesy London Loves Business

US scientists have made a grim discovery that coronavirus can lurk in the air for hours spreading from room to room spreading through hospital corridors infecting many, including people who are outside.

The University of Nebraska researchers said their findings highlights the importance or protective personal equipment (PPE) for hospital staff.

The study which has not been peer-reviewed by other scientists took 11 samples from patient’s hospital rooms after they were diagnosed and placed in isolation.

They found that contagious particles were in the air both inside hospital rooms and hallways, which means you do not have to be in close contact with an infected person.

The scientists from the University of Nebraska said, This report reinforces our suspicions. It’s why we have maintained COVID patients in rooms equipped with negative airflow and will continue to make efforts to do so, even with an increase in the number of patients.

Our health care workers providing care will be equipped with the appropriate level of personal protective equipment. Obviously, more research is required to be able to characterize environmental risk.”

Whilst people seemingly believe they are safe by being outside, running or walking they are in fact wrong.

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) which is a private research university, have written a shocking new report over the spread of coronavirus.

The new report written by experts at the renowned US university have found that viral droplets expelled in coughs and sneezes can travel at speeds of 33ft to 100ft per second.

This creates a cloud that can span up to 27ft with infected coronavirus droplets that can infect many. Experts say that for everyone one person infected, at least five more will become infected.

So, if anyone is out walking or running, or out shopping whilst a person who previously coughed before you entered that area, you will easily breathe in the expelled particles” which lurk in the air for hours.

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