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  • Karen McPhail, RN, MSN

CDC Guidelines Regarding Covid-19 Transmission

Updated: Sep 23, 2020

Updated CDC guidelines below were published and then retracted-

"Airborne viruses, including Covid-19, are among the most contagious and easily spread," the site now says.

Previously, the CDC page said that Covid-19 was thought to spread mainly between people in close contact -- about 6 feet (approximately 1.8 meters) -- and "through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks."

Now, the page reads:

"There is growing evidence that droplets and airborne particles can remain suspended in the air and be breathed in by others, and travel distances beyond 6 feet (for example, during choir practice, in restaurants, or in fitness classes). In general, indoor environments without good ventilation increase this risk."

The US is nearing the concerning milestone of 200,000 coronavirus deaths; so irrespective of this retraction mindfulness is key!

Masking when out and about, social distancing, hand washing, sanitizing high touch areas, and avoiding small, poorly ventilated indoor spaces is key!

Here is an updated on recent J and J vaccine trial:

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