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    Default 'A Smoking Gun': Infectious Coronavirus Retrieved From Hospital Air

    Apporva Mandavilli
    August 11 2020

    Airborne virus plays a significant role in community transmission, many experts believe. A new study fills in the missing piece: Floating virus can infect cells.

    Skeptics of the notion that the coronavirus spreads through the air — including many expert advisers to the World Health Organization — have held out for one missing piece of evidence: proof that floating respiratory droplets called aerosols contain live virus, and not just fragments of genetic material.
    Now a team of virologists and aerosol scientists has produced exactly that: confirmation of infectious virus in the air.


    Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/11/h...8b0e20e9725adc

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    Default Re: 'A Smoking Gun': Infectious Coronavirus Retrieved From Hospital Air

    I agree with the observation about airborne viruses. But wait. Isn't a live virus an oxymoron?
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