The guidance on public health for the coronavirus has recently changed to include aerosol spread. That means small bits of water from an infected person’s lungs can, if their concentration is high enough, infect others. It also means we have a new set of weapons to fight the coronavirus, mainly those of indoor air quality.
After Augusta University Health sprang into action to fight off the spreading illness covered in the news, the coronavirus struck the CSRA a little harder than expected with the loss of a well-known community member.
Today, a summary article from a multinational group of epidemiologists will be my topic. The paper covers the coronavirus transmission and how they feel it should be informing policy. The authors are among the most respected epidemiologists in the world.
During Multicultural Wellness Wednesday, Licensed Professional Counselor and Outreach Coordinator Adebayo Onabule gives a presentation to Augusta University (AU) students explaining why BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) mental health matters. Continue reading “BIPOC mental health matters”→
The word for today is “aerosol.” An aerosol is a suspension of droplets in air. In this case, of course, we are talking about small droplets, or aerosols. Most of the spread of COVID-19 is aerosol transmission, and not fomite, or large droplet. Fomite means surfaces are contaminated. You can have fomite transmission when you touch a fomite surface, and then touch a mucus membrane like your mouth. Large droplets are those respiratory droplets with a range of about six feet before they fall to the ground. Small droplets are aerosols, and there is no range. Continue reading “The COVID Report with David Blake: What is aerosol transmission?”→