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Subject: [DCHAS-L] The 60-Year-Old Scientific Screwup That Helped Covid Kill
Date: Sat, 15 May 2021 20:28:50 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
Really good discussion of why there was all this initial confusion/debate about the aerosol transmission of Covid.
The 60-Year-Old Scientific Screwup That Helped Covid Kill
All pandemic long, scientists brawled over how the virus spreads. Droplets! No, aerosols! At the heart of the fight was a teensy error with huge consequences.
Turns out that 5 microns is like the =E2=80=98ole drink 8 glasses of water a day maxim or the one telling us not to eat before swimming. A widely accepted idea that is quite apocryphal.
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