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

Marilyn Byrd MSBYRD at uhhg.org
Fri Aug 14 06:29:26 PDT 2020

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Marilyn Byrd MSN, RN
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From: MCOH-EH [mailto:mcoh-eh-bounces at mylist.net] On Behalf Of Galaid Edward I
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:57 PM
To: Occ-Env-Med-L at listserv.unc.edu; mcoh-eh at mylist.net
Subject: [MCOH-EH] SARS CoV-19 virus in aerosols study


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<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.nytimes.com/2020/08/11/health/coronavirus-aerosols-indoors.html?action=click&module=Top*20Stories&pgtype=Homepage__;JQ!!ER0Lvm7wyZM1eA!ph6J1zOjpEtXCnllArGzSu3hOtEk47zGxdF3iSz8k38QTofZTKTBGG9LD8fl$>
about virus in aerosol form detected in hospital air, not associated with aerosol generating procedures:  https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.08.03.20167395v1<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.08.03.20167395v1__;!!ER0Lvm7wyZM1eA!ph6J1zOjpEtXCnllArGzSu3hOtEk47zGxdF3iSz8k38QTofZTKTBGOCNFThO$>

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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