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Msg  32919 of 34401  at  5/17/2021 5:59:43 PM  by

Brennus


Wired Article: The 60-Year-Old Scientific Screwup That Helped Covid Kill

Here is an article about the WHO inexplicable intransigence about whether or not the pandemic was being transmitted by airborne particles that could travel extended distances and remain airborne for extended periods.


https://www.wired.com/story/the-teeny-tiny-scientific-screwup-that-helped-covid-kill/

"they laid out the case. They ticked through a growing list of superspreading events in restaurants, call centers, cruise ships, and a choir rehearsal, instances where people got sick even when they were across the room from a contagious person. The incidents contradicted the WHOs main safety guidelines of keeping 3 to 6 feet of distance between people and frequent handwashing. If SARS-CoV-2 traveled only in large droplets that immediately fell to the ground, as the WHO was saying, then wouldnt the distancing and the handwashing have prevented such outbreaks? Infectious air was the more likely culprit, they argued. But the WHOs experts appeared to be unmoved. If they were going to call Covid-19 airborne, they wanted more direct evidenceproof, which could take months to gather, that the virus was abundant in the air. Meanwhile, thousands of people were falling ill every day.

On the video call, tensions rose. At one point, Lidia Morawska, a revered atmospheric physicist who had arranged the meeting, tried to explain how far infectious particles of different sizes could potentially travel. One of the WHO experts abruptly cut her off, telling her she was wrong, Marr recalls."


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