Trump’s truthers strike yet again.
The Washington Post reports:
The agency had posted new guidelines suggesting the virus can transmit over a distance larger than six feet and that indoor ventilation is key to protection against its spread. This is a point that many independent experts have also been advancing, and it had appeared that the agency had come around to their point of view.
But the guidelines were removed late this morning because “that does not reflect our current state of knowledge,” a top CDC official said.
For months, scientists and public health experts have warned of mounting evidence that the novel coronavirus is airborne, transmitted through tiny droplets called aerosols that linger in the air much longer than the larger globs that come from coughing or sneezing.
NEW –> CDC removes the airborne guidelines from its page: https://t.co/3RywUxCGAs
— Herb Scribner (@HerbScribner) September 21, 2020
The CDC pulled new guidelines acknowledging the coronavirus could be transmitted by tiny particles that linger in the air, saying a draft version of proposed changes was posted in error on the agency’s website https://t.co/4Eeuw6COJa
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) September 21, 2020