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Coronavirus variants 'better at travelling through the air,' raising transmission risk, study finds

A new study has found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is evolving to get better at becoming airborne in its newer variant forms, raising concerns that loose-fitting face masks only provide "modest control" against infection.
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Coronavirus variants 'better at travelling through the air,' raising transmission risk, study finds

A new study has found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is evolving to get better at becoming airborne in its newer variant forms, raising concerns that loose-fitting face masks only provide 'modest control' against infection.

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COVID-19 variants keep getting better at traveling through the air, study shows

Results of a new study led by the University of Maryland School of Public Health show that people infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 exhale infectious virus in their breath – and those infected with the Alpha variant (the dominant strain circulating at the time this study was conducted) put 43 to 100 times more virus into the air than people infected with the original strains of the virus.

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COVID-19 is evolving, ‘getting better’ at becoming an airborne virus

(StudyFinds.org) – Recent COVID-19 variants are much more adept at airborne transmission than the original version of the coronavirus, according to a new study. University of Maryland researc…

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COVID-19 is evolving, ‘getting better’ at becoming an airborne virus

(StudyFinds.org) - Recent COVID-19 variants are much more adept at airborne transmission than the original version of the coronavirus, according to a new study. University of Maryland researchers analyzed the Alpha variant first identified in the United Kingdom and discovered that carriers breathe out 43 to 100 times more infectious viral aerosols than those infected with the original strain.On a positive note, study authors say certain face cov…

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COVID-19 Virus is Evolving to Get Better at Becoming Airborne, new study shows | University of Maryland | School of Public Health

Results of a new study led by the University of Maryland School of Public Health show that people infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 exhale infectious virus in their breath – and those infected with the Alpha variant (the dominant strain circulating at the time this study was conducted) put 43 to 100 times more virus into the air than people infected with the original strains of the virus.

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