At least 51 hospital employees at Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Centre have tested positive for COVID-19 between December 27 to January 5. The outbreak occurred after an emergency room employee briefly wore an inflatable costume to work on Christmas. The costume’s fan may have splayed infectious particles across the […]
On Monday afternoon, the CDC updated its website with the latest guidance about how the coronavirus spreads between people. The agency stressed the virus “spreads easily between people,” especially those who get close to others, when they’re coughing, sneezing, talking, or just breathing. “There is evidence that under certain conditions, […]
A new study shows how one superspreader’s coronavirus infection spread to 23 others in less than 2 hours, when they piled on to a bus together, without masks, to get to an outdoor worship event at a Buddhist temple. The study is the latest to demonstrate how six feet of […]
The World Health Organisation on Thursday acknowledged for the first time that it’s possible the coronavirus may be transmitted through aerosols, which can linger in the air over several feet. This kind of airborne transmission had previously only been acknowledged by the WHO in hospitals, where aerosol-generating procedures like intubation […]
A group of 239 scientists is asking the World Health Organisation to acknowledge that coronavirus-spreading events generally share three qualities: they happen indoors with large crowds sharing the same air. WHO has been hesitant to say the coronavirus can be “airborne,” which would mean it could float in the air […]
Russia says it’s planning to design its own tilt-rotor aircraft like the US’ V-22 Osprey, with experimental design work slated to start in September. The aircraft will be given to Russia’s elite Airborne Forces, or VDV, which are often Moscow’s first troops on the ground. If Moscow actually builds the […]
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