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CDC Removes Guidance About Airborne Virus Spread From Website

  • Friday post had aligned with emerging science on virus spread
  • Text was removed on Monday, with a note saying it was a draft
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention removed from its website what it said was draft guidance posted late last week stating that the coronavirus could spread through the air in small particles at distances of more than six feet.

On Friday, the CDC had said in an update to its website that in addition to spreading between people in close contact, the novel coronavirus could spread through airborne particles that can linger in the air and travel more than six feet, in settings such as restaurants, fitness classes and choir practices.