For the first time, the World Health Organization has acknoledged that Corona virus is airborne.
This was revealed in a response to an open letter from more than 200 scientists requesting the organization to restrategize it approaches in the fight against COVID – 19.
In the past, WHO insisted that the virus can only be contratrated from direct contact or droplets coming from the nose or mouth of victims.
One of the scientists who sent the letter was Joe Allen of Harvard University.
“Our scientific evidence is clear, this is the fact that the virus is spreading in the air,” he said.
If this issue is confirmed, it will affect the protection laws that apply to housing, offices and the likes.
A letter written by the scientists accused WHO of ignoring evidence of the virus possible airborne infection.
The WHO says that the virus can be transmitted by contact or through coughing and sneezing.
Pharmacist Jose Jimenez of the University of Colorado, one of the authors of the letter, told Reuters: “We wish that [WHO] would agree with the evidence of the virus as airbone.
“It is certainly not the case for WHO. It is a scientific discussion, although we think we should tell the world because we find that they reject the evidence we presented to them in our discussions,” he said.
WHO has spent months insisting that Coronavirus is spread when someone coughs and sneezes and someone make contact with them. The droplets coming out of the cough does not last long into the air – so it is recommended that people wash their hands.
But 239 scientists from 32 countries say that’s not the case: they say that there is strong evidence that the virus is spreading through the air: through fossils that fly through the air hours after humans speak or breathe.
Today WHO agrees that airborne pathogens are in some places, such as crowded or congested places.