Most important transmission route: BAG grossly underestimated aerosols

In China there is a case in which 71 people were infected with Corona in a lift – without personal contact. Because the cloud of millions of particles in the air – including coronaviruses – can get stuck in a lift for hours. For the German physicist Gerhard Scheuch, who has been researching aerosols for over 30 years, one thing is clear: Aerosols are the most important transmission path for coronaviruses. “Contact and droplet infections seem to me much less likely,” he says to “NZZ am Sonntag”, “if I were a Sars-CoV-2 virus, I would let myself be breathed in.”

One thing is certain: transmission indoors is much more likely than in the fresh air – where the likelihood of infection is almost impossible.

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