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W.H.O. to Review Evidence of Airborne Transmission of Coronavirus

NYTimes.com Tuesday, 7 July 2020
The World Health Organization plans to update its advice after hundreds of experts urged the agency to reconsider the risk of aerosol transmission.
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The World Health Organization on Thursday released new guidelines on the transmission of the novel coronavirus that acknowledge some reports of airborne transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19, but stopped short of confirming that the virus spreads through the air. Emer McCarthy reports.

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