[MCOH-EH] SARS CoV-19 virus in aerosols study

Galaid Edward I Edward.Galaid at rsfh.com
Wed Aug 12 09:57:09 PDT 2020

Here's the study that was mentioned in the NYTimes this AM.  https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/11/health/coronavirus-aerosols-indoors.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
about virus in aerosol form detected in hospital air, not associated with aerosol generating procedures:  https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.08.03.20167395v1

You can download the full manuscript from that site.   It's in pre-print format.
I guess the next question is, what is a biologically significant concentration of viable virus particles that could ultimately cause disease spread.
And if we're out there seeing patients and we are  wearing nothing but  surgical masks...should we re-think that.


Edward I. Galaid, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Medical Director, Occupational Medicine
Roper Saint Francis Healthcare
Charleston, SC 29401
Member, ACOEM Task Group on Law Enforcement Officer Health
Special Expert, NFPA Fire Service Occupational Safety & Health (FIX-AAA) Committee


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