WHO Acknowledges that COVID-19 is now Airborne

The World Health Organization on Tuesday acknowledged "emerging evidence" of the airborne spread of the coronavirus, after a group of scientists wrote
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July 7, 2020, 4:28 PM UTC
By Sara G. Miller and Reuters

The World Health Organization on Tuesday acknowledged "emerging evidence" of the airborne spread of the coronavirus, after a group of scientists wrote a letter urging the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease is spread. Speaking at a briefing in Geneva, Dr. Benedetta Allegranzi, a WHO expert, said the organization believed it had "been open to the evidence on modes of transmission" of the new virus.

This is what the scientific community and the allied organizations should have at once stated and guided the world accordingly and appropriately.

It is unfortunate that technology has and is advancing so fast to the extent that, people are forgetting that the human being has intuitive power, has feelings, instinctive abilities, ability to observe and deduce correctly; and ultimately has the ability to draw rational, logical and judicious conclusions based on past experiences.

It was obvious from the start that, SARS-CoV-2 as long as it was stated and established to be transmitted from person-to-person by droplets through coughing, sneezing, talking, exhalation, singing and crying; it was apparent that, it could very well be transmitted through the air by aerosols -smaller droplets. That was because the two even though differ significantly in size from the largest droplet to the smallest particulate matter (PM) of aerosol that can carry the virus; all the (both of them) two are emitted simultaneously by any or all of those physiological functions; coughing for example.

The international scientific bodies on health matters, which are at the forefront of providing world guidelines on country policies to some extent possible; inadvertently overlooked this up this date. But, why? Possibly because, due to technology advances, there is a fast-growing tendency to put aside those natural mind based capacities to judge and decide on matters. 

Humans are now more technologically driven, relegating such things as facts based on observations only without scientific back-up.

Yes indeed, presently with current technological and scientific advances we have at most times base our judgments, decisions, and policies thereof on evidence-based proven findings. But at times as is the case at present; especially when the virus is novel as is the case with SARS-CoV-2, with limited knowledge behind it; we should as well consider and take hid of statements made based on intuition, experience, logical thinking, and feelings.

After all, even a wrong or baseless decision still paves a way forward looking for a better or correct move. And that could be the scientific or research approaches. Unfortunately and most often, proven and scientific-based facts take to long and very costly in loss or harm made on human life, economic downfall, and delayed policy matter guidelines, to name a few.

By the way, haven't we read a lot from medical and health sciences research findings that SARS-CoV-2 is as well airborne disease? Therefore, let us be guided on how or with what shall we protect and prevent ourselves from the air-transmission of SARS-CoV-2 infection. mini pandemic waves of the big pandemic wave are still wreaking havoc in different countries