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New findings warn of higher risk in airborne coronavirus transmissions | COVID-19 Special | DW News

New findings warn of higher risk in airborne coronavirus transmissions | COVID-19 Special | DW News

What does the latest research tell us about the spread of coronavirus? Do masks help prevent new infections? A study by Berlin's Charite Hospital has found the risk of catching the coronavirus from contaminated surfaces is lower than thought. The bad news is the risk from droplets and aerosols is greater than previously thought. Aerosols are tiny particles, like fine dust. Virus particles can attach themselves to the aeorsols and spread infection.

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