School of Medicine’s Mark Cameron discusses the ways the novel coronavirus is spread—and the ways it’s not

Could coronavirus travel through the air? What new research says

Cleveland.com: Mark Cameron, associate professor in the School of Medicine, discussed the premise of social distancing measures, which are based on the belief that COVID-19 is transmitted by respiratory droplets that spread the virus through liquid released when a patient coughs or sneezes; yet then, is the coronavirus airborne? Airborne viruses can travel without respiratory droplets to carry them, Cameron said: “[The virus] doesn’t simply rely on being coughed on or respiratory secretions within a six-foot radius of a patient. Being airborne would allow a virus to travel further than that. There have been hints.”