Preliminary results from a study issued by the National Institute of Health in the United States revealed that the coronavirus can be transmitted through the air by flying saliva spray during speech.
The experts mentioned in a letter in particular that although the research has not been published yet, its preliminary results could have major implications for the development of strategies to stop the spread of the “Covid-19” pandemic.
The study used laser imaging to detect thousands of drops that flew into the air when someone said, “Stay healthy.”
The researchers pointed out that although the droplets produced during speech are small, they can transmit a wide range of respiratory diseases.
The researchers wrote in this context: “The drops released during speaking are much smaller than those emitted when coughing or sneezing … yet they are large enough to carry a variety of respiratory pathogens, including measles virus, influenza virus and tuberculosis.”
Multiple studies have found that speaking actually results in far more drops than coughing.
This study also demonstrated that wearing a mask during the conversation reduces the risk of flying drops.
If the results of the study are confirmed, researchers believe that wearing a face cap can help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, especially when combined with other widely recommended public health measures.
And the research stressed that if it proves that the spread of the virus through the mouth is a major mechanism for transmission of the “SARS-CoV-2” virus, then everyone should wear any kind of mouth mask from cloth in public places, in addition to strict adherence to social spacing and hand washing, it is possible It greatly reduces transmission rates of the disease, thus containing the epidemic until the vaccine becomes available.
Other research has indicated that the coronavirus (corona) can remain suspended in the air for hours, which in theory makes it possible for a person to become infected by breathing in an area through which an infected person passes.