‘A Smoking Gun’: Infectious Coronavirus Retrieved From Hospital Air (DNYUZ)

‘A Smoking Gun’: Infectious Coronavirus Retrieved From Hospital Air

Skeptics of the notion that the coronavirus spreads through the air — including many expert advisers to the World Health Organization — have held out for one missing piece of evidence: proof that floating respiratory droplets called aerosols contain live virus and not just fragments of genetic material.

Now a team of virologists and aerosol scientists led by John Lednicky, Ph.D., a microbiology and virology research specialist within the University of Florida‘s College of Public Health and Health Professions, has produced exactly that: confirmation of the infectious virus in the air.

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