New research is upending early public health advice. That’s going to continue as researchers understand the virus better.
The now-infamous event occurred on March 15: A choir gathered in Skagit County, Washington, for a socially distanced practice indoors. One choir member with coronavirus symptoms showed up to sing. Of the 60 members present, 52 people became infected with the coronavirus, and two died.
In the past few months, those following and researching the coronavirus pandemic have become well acquainted with this case. But in mid-May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report that confounded public health messages on the coronavirus up to that point: The virus at the rehearsal had been airborne. Continue reading at The New Republic.
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