239 scientists from 32 countries have sent a message stating that the virus can be transmitted through the air by small particles and can spread the infection.
The scientists who signed the letter called on the international organization to review its recommendations regarding safety measures from Corona, according to a newspaper report The New York Times.
The newspaper pointed out that the message, which the scholars supported with evidence, will be published by a scientific magazine next week.
The World Health Organization said in its latest update on the developments related to the virus at the end of last month, that a virus can only be transmitted through the atmosphere after it has been scientifically proven, noting that it is transmitted through drops of less than 5 microns, which equals one million parts per square meter.
The organization still sees that the virus is transmitted through particles that come out with sneezing or coughing, but it quickly falls to the ground, which it has confirmed more than once, especially with increasing claims from scientists and doctors that the virus is also transmitted with air.
On Monday, the United Nations warned that the outbreak of the new Corona epidemic is “accelerating”
In the event that this hypothesis is proven, the report states that all health agencies in all countries should review the protocols followed, whether they are within medical facilities, related to protective clothing and medical masks used, or with regard to dealing with infected cases and those present in the home stone, and even with regard to wearing masks in Total in public areas, as this means that the virus can be transmitted indoors with recycled air.
What evidence and evidence provided by scientists means, if adopted, to reconsider the ventilation systems in schools, homes, companies and homes for the elderly, and the use of special filters, some of which may contain UV-sterilized lighting to kill floating particles in the air.
The director of the Institute of Infectious Diseases in the United States, Anthony Fuchi, told Fox News last April that the virus could in fact be transmitted between people who are just talking, not just when they cough or sneeze.
Since last March, Dr. Donald Milton, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, had accused the world organization of “irresponsibility” because it provided such information that some considered “misleading”, indicating that there was not enough data to verify the accuracy of any information Or refute it at the moment, according to an interview with the US network, “NPR.”
Current studies indicate that it is difficult for an emerging virus, the virus, to be transmitted through the air, and the WHO is suspicious of being stuck in the air, or to move beyond just a meter away, but an infectious disease specialist has questioned this hypothesis.
Milton pointed to a study conducted by scientists from the American National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and found that the new virus could remain alive and infectious for hours in the air.
Scientists have concluded that when the virus is present in droplets, it remains able to infect people, for “at least three hours, if it is in the air.”
The American Academy of Sciences sent a letter to the White House in April saying that four studies tend to transmit the virus through the air from the breathing of individuals and not only through drops caused by coughing or sneezing near one of them or that are attached to surfaces where the virus can survive for hours and days according to The material that made this surface.