CDC study suggests Covid-19 can be passed in brief interactions
The findings have prompted the agency to expand how it defines a “close contact” of someone with Covid-19.
CDC researchers are suggesting the cumulative time a person spent around others with Covid-19, instead of just the consecutive time spent around an infected person, could also be a factor in transmission.
With evidence that #Covid19 may be easier to catch in some settings than previously understood,
updates guidance about who to consider a close contact,
reports. Food for thought in here about how we interact indoors over the winter.
1/ 15 MINUTES is not a magic number for #covid19 transmission The virus can transmit faster; it can transmit slower than that too CDC updated guidelines ⬇️ but we have known this —need better public communication re transmission
A prison guard - who was wearing a mask - was exposed to (mostly masked) covid-positive prisoners for a total of just 17 minutes during a shift. He caught it anyway. Now the CDC is expanding the definition of close contact
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CDC expands definition of 'close contacts,' after study suggests Covid-19 can be passed in brief interactions
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This is not actually news--only news that CDC is acknowledging it finally. // CDC expands definition of ‘close contacts,’ after study suggests Covid-19 can be passed in...
More disturbing evidence on the ease of COVID-19 transmission: correctional officer infected after 22 brief encounters over an 8-hour period, totaling just 17 minutes--all while wearing mask, gown, and eye protection.