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Study confirms airborne transmission of coronavirus

Study confirms airborne transmission of coronavirus

Hyderabad: A collaborative study by a group of scientists from the CSIR-CCMB, Hyderabad and the CSIR-IMTech, Chandigarh, with hospitals in Hyderabad and Mohali has confirmed the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2. The study has been published in the Journal of...

How long does omicron last on surfaces and in the air?

How long does omicron last on surfaces and in the air?

Most of us stopped wiping down our groceries and disinfecting all our possessions much earlier in the pandemic when we learned the real risk of COVID-19 transmission was in the air. Does the arrival of the omicron variant change that calculus? According to the Centers...

Why the WHO took two years to say COVID is airborne

Why the WHO took two years to say COVID is airborne

Public-health advice on COVID-19 in early 2020 focused on sanitizing surfaces more than protecting against airborne transmission. Credit: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty As 2021 drew to a close, the highly contagious Omicron variant of the pandemic virus was racing around the...

How Long Does An Omicron Infection Last in the Body?

How Long Does An Omicron Infection Last in the Body?

The Omicron variant is now the dominant COVID-19 strain in the United States, with the subvariant BA.2 accounting for the majority of current cases.  What to Know About the Omicron XE Variant Some studies suggest that Omicron infections last up to about 10 days in the...