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Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and How to Protect Ourselves: What We Know Now

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December 2 / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST
12/02/20 12:00 PM 12/02/20 1:30 PM America/New_York Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and How to Protect Ourselves: What We Know Now United States

Jose Jeminez, professor of chemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will review the importance of aerosols for disease transmission, a topic in which he has been working with many of the world leaders since March 2020. He will summarize the reasons why he and many other scientists think that COVID-19 transmission is driven by aerosols, with a smaller fraction of surface transmission, and with a minor contribution of ballistic “WHO” droplets (only important when coughing and sneezing).

Jose will explain the roots of the WHO’s extreme resistance to aerosol transmission, which are rooted in a century of denial of the role of aerosols in disease transmission. He will present some ideas about how to protect ourselves better from COVID-19 in the coming months and from other respiratory diseases in the future.

Event Cost: 
Free (registration required)