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On airborne transmission and control of SARS-Cov-2.
Sci Total Environ. 2020 Aug 20; 731:139178.ST

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a havoc situation across the globe that modern society has ever seen. Despite of their paramount importance, the transmission routes of SARS-Cov-2 still remain debated among various sectors. Evidences compiled here strongly suggest that the COVID-19 could be transmitted via air in inadequately ventilated environments. Existing experimental data showed that coronavirus survival was negatively impacted by ozone, high temperature and low humidity. Here, regression analysis showed that the spread of SARS-Cov-2 was reduced by increasing ambient ozone concentration level from 48.83 to 94.67 μg/m3 (p-value = 0.039) and decreasing relative humidity from 23.33 to 82.67% (p-value = 0.002) and temperature from -13.17 to 19 °C) (p-value = 0.003) observed for Chinese cities during Jan-March 2020. Besides using these environmental implications, social distancing and wearing a mask are strongly encouraged to maximize the fight against the COVID-19 airborne transmission. At no other time than now are the scientists in various disciplines around the world badly needed by the society to collectively confront this disastrous pandemic.

Authors+Show Affiliations

College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China. Electronic address: Yao@pku.edu.cn.College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China.Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Chaoyang District of Beijing, Beijing 100020, China.Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Nanjing 210009, Jiangsu, China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32388162

Citation

Yao, Maosheng, et al. "On Airborne Transmission and Control of SARS-Cov-2." The Science of the Total Environment, vol. 731, 2020, p. 139178.
Yao M, Zhang L, Ma J, et al. On airborne transmission and control of SARS-Cov-2. Sci Total Environ. 2020;731:139178.
Yao, M., Zhang, L., Ma, J., & Zhou, L. (2020). On airborne transmission and control of SARS-Cov-2. The Science of the Total Environment, 731, 139178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139178
Yao M, et al. On Airborne Transmission and Control of SARS-Cov-2. Sci Total Environ. 2020 Aug 20;731:139178. PubMed PMID: 32388162.
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TY - JOUR T1 - On airborne transmission and control of SARS-Cov-2. AU - Yao,Maosheng, AU - Zhang,Lu, AU - Ma,Jianxin, AU - Zhou,Lian, Y1 - 2020/05/04/ PY - 2020/04/28/received PY - 2020/04/29/revised PY - 2020/05/01/accepted PY - 2020/5/11/pubmed PY - 2020/6/9/medline PY - 2020/5/11/entrez KW - Airborne transmission KW - COVID-19 KW - Environmental factors KW - SARS-Cov-2 KW - Viability SP - 139178 EP - 139178 JF - The Science of the total environment JO - Sci. Total Environ. VL - 731 N2 - The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a havoc situation across the globe that modern society has ever seen. Despite of their paramount importance, the transmission routes of SARS-Cov-2 still remain debated among various sectors. Evidences compiled here strongly suggest that the COVID-19 could be transmitted via air in inadequately ventilated environments. Existing experimental data showed that coronavirus survival was negatively impacted by ozone, high temperature and low humidity. Here, regression analysis showed that the spread of SARS-Cov-2 was reduced by increasing ambient ozone concentration level from 48.83 to 94.67 μg/m3 (p-value = 0.039) and decreasing relative humidity from 23.33 to 82.67% (p-value = 0.002) and temperature from -13.17 to 19 °C) (p-value = 0.003) observed for Chinese cities during Jan-March 2020. Besides using these environmental implications, social distancing and wearing a mask are strongly encouraged to maximize the fight against the COVID-19 airborne transmission. At no other time than now are the scientists in various disciplines around the world badly needed by the society to collectively confront this disastrous pandemic. SN - 1879-1026 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32388162/On_airborne_transmission_and_control_of_SARS_Cov_2_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0048-9697(20)32695-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -