WHO says reviewing NYT article on concerns over airborne spread of COVID-19

first_imgThe World Health Organization (WHO) is reviewing a report that suggested its advice on the novel coronavirus needs updating, after some scientists told the New York Times there was evidence the virus could be spread by tiny particles in the air.The WHO says the COVID-19 disease spreads primarily through small droplets, which are expelled from the nose and mouth when an infected person breaths them out in coughs, sneezes, speech or laughter and quickly sink to the ground.In an open letter to the Geneva-based agency, 239 scientists in 32 countries outlined the evidence they say shows that smaller exhaled particles can infect people who inhale them, the newspaper said on Saturday. “Especially in the last couple of months, we have been stating several times that we consider airborne transmission as possible but certainly not supported by solid or even clear evidence,” Benedetta Allegranzi, the WHO’s technical lead for infection prevention and control, was quoted as saying in the New York Times.WHO guidance to health workers, dated June 29, says that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is primarily transmitted between people through respiratory droplets and on surfaces.But airborne transmission via smaller particles is possible in some circumstances, such as when performing intubation and aerosol generating procedures, it says.Medical workers performing such procedures should wear heavy duty N95 respiratory masks and other protective equipment in an adequately ventilated room, the WHO says.Officials at South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control said on Monday they were continuing to discuss various issues about COVID-19, including the possible airborne transmission. They said more investigations and evidence were needed. Because those smaller particles can linger in the air longer, the scientists – who plan to publish their findings in a scientific journal this week – are urging WHO to update its guidance, the Times said.”We are aware of the article and are reviewing its contents with our technical experts,” WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said in an email reply on Monday to a Reuters request for comment.The extent to which the coronavirus can be spread by the so-called airborne or aerosol route – as opposed to by larger droplets in coughs and sneezes – remains disputed.Any change in the WHO’s assessment of risk of transmission could affect its current advice on keeping 1-metre physical distancing. Governments, which also rely on the agency for guidance policy, may also have to adjust public health measures aimed at curbing the spread of the virus.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Ronaldo bought entire Juventus squad an iMac each

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely SeeWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?The Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Origin Story Of The Best Chocolate Thing Ever CreatedBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Szczesny told Polish talk show Prosto w Szczene: “Yes, we all have an iMac. “It took a very long time because he couldn’t process that red card and insisted high and low that he was not doing anything wrong. “It took him a bit, about two months of arguing, but we all have received an iMac.” Ronaldo wasn’t the only one to fall foul of Allegri’s punishment system, however. The former Arsenal goalkeeper revealed that he’d also been forced to fork out on presents for his team-mates, after being late for training. Read Also:Ronaldo’s mum discharged from hospital after suffering stroke He explained: “I thought it was Tuesday, but it turned out to be Wednesday that day. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Wojciech Szczesny has revealed that Juventus team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo was made to buy the entire  Juventus squad iMacs after his 2018 red card against Valencia. On his Champions League debut for the Old Lady, the Portuguese superstar was reduced to tears after being red carded for pulling the hair of opposition defender Jeison Murillo. Juventus went on to win 2-0 anyway, but boss Massimiliano Allegri’s disciplinary rules at the club stated that following a misdemeanour, the perpetrator must buy all of his team-mates a gift as an apology. Despite superstar status, CR7 was not above this rule, although he tried to wriggle out of it. Juve’s No7 was so incensed at the decision, that for two months he refused to take his punishment, insisting that he’d done nothing wrong. But eventually, Allegri calmly showed who was boss – and Ronaldo’s team-mates all ended up with new iMac computers.Advertisementlast_img read more

Liverpool, Arsenal join race for Karim Adeyemi

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Liverpool and Arsenal have joined the race with Barcelona for German wonderkid Karim Adeyemi.Liefering striker Adeyemi has scored eight goals in 13 appearances while on loan in Austrian Bundesliga 2 this season, and has also netted three times for parent club RB Salzburg in the UEFA Youth League.It was in the Youth League that Liverpool have had first hand experience of Adeyemi.Barca, or more specifically academy director Patrick Kluivert, have been long term admirers of Adeyemi, but according to Sport, Liverpool and Arsenal are also keeping tabs on him.German giants Borussia Dortmund have also been linked with the teenager.If Barca were to win the race, they plan to build up Adeyemi’s experience in the Barca B side but would promise him a future of La Liga action.Salzburg signed Adeyemi for £2.8 million from SpVgg Unterhaching in July 2018, having previously been a part of the Bayern Munich academy.But he would now likely command a much higher fee, having already reportedly had a £15 million transfer rejected.The 17-year-old has been capped by Germany at under 16s and 17s levels but could still change his nationality to Nigeria or Romania – thanks to his mother and father respectively. Tags: LiverpoolUEFA Youth Leaguelast_img read more

N. Dakota meets NDSU in Summit League finals

first_img Associated Press N. Dakota meets NDSU in Summit League finals ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com March 10, 2020center_img SENIOR STUDS: North Dakota’s Marlon Stewart, Kienan Walter and Billy Brown have collectively scored 47 percent of the team’s points this season, including 54 percent of all Fighting Hawks scoring over the last five games.KEY FACILITATOR: Stewart has had his hand in 51 percent of all North Dakota field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has 39 field goals and 26 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: North Dakota is 0-12 when scoring fewer than 70 points and 15-5 when scoring at least 70.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Fighting Hawks have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Bison. North Dakota State has an assist on 34 of 74 field goals (45.9 percent) across its previous three outings while North Dakota has assists on 39 of 70 field goals (55.7 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The North Dakota State offense has recorded a turnover on only 15.1 percent of its possessions, which is the seventh-best rate in the country. The North Dakota defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 15.8 percent of all possessions (ranked 341st among Division I teams). Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 6 seed North Dakota (15-17, 9-9) vs. No. 1 seed North Dakota State (24-8, 15-3)Summit League Conference Tourney Championship, Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: North Dakota and North Dakota State are prepared to square off in the Championship of the Summit League tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 22, when the Fighting Hawks shot 46.6 percent from the field on their way to a 71-68 victory.last_img read more