Past Event

Droplet vs. airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2: Updated guidance on mask use

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Online (Zoom)

How the coronavirus travels through the air has become one of the most divisive debates in the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the current recommendations from the World Health Organization, the virus is not considered to be airborne except for aerosol-generating procedures performed in healthcare settings.

But experts working on respiratory illness and aerosols have their doubts and say there is sufficient data to verify that the virus is airborne and can be released during exhalation, talking, and coughing in microdroplets small enough to remain aloft in air and pose a risk of exposure at distances beyond 1 to 2 meters from an infected individual.

What does this mean for the use of masks? And what kinds of face masks should we use?

To answer these questions on face mask use, join us for a webinar with Dr Sundeep Salvi, Director, Pulmocare Research and Education Foundation, Pune, India. Dr Salvi is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London, a Visiting Faculty at the Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD guide at the University of Pune.

The webinar will be moderated by Dr Jaya Shreedhar, Pandemic Health Journalism Mentor Internews.

Jul 20, 2020 02:00 PM in Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi (GMT+5:30) | 3:30PM (Bangkok)

Droplet vs. airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2: Updated guidance on mask use

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Online (Zoom)

Free webinar