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15 April 2021, 1pm

Outdoor transmission ‘extremely rare’ claims Society for Aerosol Research

Aerosol infection and running

by Horst Milde

Diverse findings on the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 viruses via the air were published and summarised in a position paper in winter 2020 by the Society for Aerosol Research: "Unfortunately, up until now, the essential findings of research work have not been translated into practical action. Instead, more symbolic measures such as the requirement to wear a mask when jogging are issued, which do not have any significant impact on the infection process.

“The central building block must be consensus in the science: The transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 viruses takes place almost without exception indoors. Outdoor transmissions are extremely rare and never lead to ‘cluster infections’ as can be seen indoors ”.

The position paper comprises 162 pages. We hope that with the “position paper” the hygiene concepts for running events can be revised and that the knowledge of the scientists will finally be acknowledged by the authorities deciding approvals.

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