With the threat of COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the world, increasing on day by day basis, hundreds of scientists are reported to conclude coronavirus as an airborne disease. As per recent reports, hundreds of scientists have been mentioning that there are pieces of evidence proving COVID-19 to be an airborne disease which comprises small particles that can mix in the air and infect people.
The scientists are constantly urging the international governing body for health and safety of people, the World Health Organisation (WHO), to alter the current rules issued for COVID-19 precautions.
While the WHO believes that the disease spreads through a person who is already infected with COVID-19 to another individual when the former speaks, sneezes, or coughs. About 239 scientists from 32 countries are of the belief that the disease spreads through small particles in the air.
WHO hasn’t officially commented on the theory but the reports currently doing the rounds, mention that the health agency hasn’t found the pieces of evidence to be convincing.
“Especially in the last couple of months, we have been stating several times that we consider airborne transmission as possible but certainly not supported by solid or even clear evidence,” Dr. Benedetta Allegranzi, the WHO’s technical lead of infection prevention and control, was quoted as saying by the media.