When COVID-19 superspreaders are talking, where you sit in the room matters
October 7, 2020
It doesn’t take long for airborne coronavirus particles to make their way through a room. At first, only people sitting near an infected speaker are at high risk, but as the meeting or class goes on, the tiny aerosols can spread.
That doesn’t mean everyone faces the same level of risk, however.
As an engineer, I have been conducting experiments tracking how aerosols move, including those in the size range that can carry viruses.