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You can only get COVID-19 if you sit next to an infected person.

COVID-19 is spread via airborne transmission and close contact with infected people, with a minimum distance of one meter radius. In late 2019, SARS-CoV-2, or the novel coronavirus, was officially discovered. People who have been infected with the virus would experience mild to moderate respiratory illness. Since then, the virus has spread globally, which has been the cause of many deaths. Many medical organizations and governments have published extensive information about the virus and how it spreads. According to The Lancet article published in April 2021, COVID-19 is predominantly transmitted through the air. Six experts from the U.S., U.K., and Canada wrote the report and presented ten points to prove that COVID-19 is primarily transmitted through the airborne route. The laboratory experiments revealed that the coronavirus stays infectious in the air for up to three hours with a half-life of one and half hours. Samples for the experiment were taken from sanitized rooms occupied by COVID-19 patients and cars of infected people. The report does not mention any specific distance for the virus to be transmitted from one person to another. The report defends its claim by saying that there is limited evidence to support other dominant transmission routes. The World Health Organization (WHO) pointed out that the virus can spread through aerosol particles or contact between an infected and non-infected person. The virus spreads when an infected person sneezes, coughs or speaking with others in close proximity. Current evidence suggests that the virus spreads between people in close contact, typically within 1 meter (short-range), because aerosols remain suspended in the air or travel farther than 1 meter (long-range). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that people could get infected by touching surfaces contaminated by the virus when they touch their eyes, nose, or mouth without first washing their hands. CDC also stated that people less than 6 feet away from an infected person are more likely to become infected. The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority. The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.

COVID-19 is spread via airborne transmission and close contact with infected people, with a minimum distance of one meter radius. In late 2019, SARS-CoV-2, or the novel coronavirus, was officially discovered. People who have been infected with the virus would experience mild to moderate respiratory illness. Since then, the virus has spread globally, which has been the cause of many deaths.

Many medical organizations and governments have published extensive information about the virus and how it spreads. According to The Lancet article published in April 2021, COVID-19 is predominantly transmitted through the air. Six experts from the U.S., U.K., and Canada wrote the report and presented ten points to prove that COVID-19 is primarily transmitted through the airborne route.

The laboratory experiments revealed that the coronavirus stays infectious in the air for up to three hours with a half-life of one and half hours. Samples for the experiment were taken from sanitized rooms occupied by COVID-19 patients and cars of infected people. The report does not mention any specific distance for the virus to be transmitted from one person to another. The report defends its claim by saying that there is limited evidence to support other dominant transmission routes.

The World Health Organization (WHO) pointed out that the virus can spread through aerosol particles or contact between an infected and non-infected person. The virus spreads when an infected person sneezes, coughs or speaking with others in close proximity. Current evidence suggests that the virus spreads between people in close contact, typically within 1 meter (short-range), because aerosols remain suspended in the air or travel farther than 1 meter (long-range).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that people could get infected by touching surfaces contaminated by the virus when they touch their eyes, nose, or mouth without first washing their hands. CDC also stated that people less than 6 feet away from an infected person are more likely to become infected.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19, including symptoms, prevention, and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organization or your national healthcare authority.

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