Coronavirus is airborne: Scientists; asks WHO to revise its recommendations
WORLD: In the month of January, when World Health Organisation (WHO) first declared coronavirus as pandemic has since then claimed in stakes and has taken over the world by killing over half a million people and infected over 11 Million across the globe.
As per WHO norms and recommendations, Coronavirus disease is known to be transmitted by the droplets passed from one person to another or if the virus is contaminated on any surface.
But many scientists are now demanding that World Health Organization to take into account that airborne transmission is a significant factor in how COVID-19 spreads
In an open letter to the W.H.O., 239 scientists in 32 countries have outlined the evidence showing that smaller particles can infect people, and are calling for the agency to revise its recommendations. The researchers plan to publish their letter in a scientific journal next week.
A group made up of more than 200 scientists had also accused the apex body and said that WHO is being too reluctant to look after the updated transmission of virus.
some scientists are insisting that WHO is ignoring the latest research part due to bureaucratic issues that make it difficult for the organization to shift gears when faced with new evidence.
This is hardly the first time in this pandemic that the WHO has been accused of being too slow to adapt to new evidence.
The most notorious example of this is how slow it was to back the suggestion that people should cover their nose and mouth while out in public and around other people. It has also been slow to recognize the importance of transmission from people who do not show any symptoms.