Yeah, that basically says what Hemi's link said last night: So if I hear you correctly, you're not discounting other studies or other views on this, you're just saying: Until we have solid evidence otherwise, past similar coronaviruses and what evidence we do have thus far points to it being mostly spread by droplets, not airborne.
I am torn between the viral experts who are criticizing this determination and WHO. But at least one expert in virus transmission said it's way too soon to know that.
"I think the WHO is being irresponsible in giving out that information. This misinformation is dangerous," says Dr. Donald Milton, an infectious disease aerobiologist at the University of Maryland's School of Public Health. https://www.npr.org/2020/03/28/823292062/who-reviews-available-evidence-on-coronavirus-transmission-through-air
Not to mention Andrew Pekosz, PhD, and codirector of the Center of Excellence in Influenza Research and Surveillance and director of the Center for Emerging Viruses and Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, Baltimore, Maryland, applauds the real-world value of such [ aerosol ] experiments.
I am not panicked ( nor desire to create a panic), nor am I scared beyond the typical nervousness of the unknowns surrounding this virus; however, you have to remember that I live in the U.S., where our illustrious leaders let us down by downplaying the severity of this virus followed by inadequate ( or flat out denial of ) testing; therefore, I am unsure why people seem so adamantly
against this possibility. Particularly in light of documented cases where the infected person neither traveled nor was around another infected person. Or, the carrier didn't know they were infected, and showed no signs of being infected outside of a common cold.
The virus appears to be slowly mutating ( see the link I posted last night ), and with that mutation comes new developments. If that's the case, then as the 1918 epidemic, it will eventually mutate itself out ( if I remember reading correctly ) in two years. But, not hopefully before a potential vaccine is created, which would hopefully not only end it, but prevent it from spreading.
Vaccines are tricky. Our human makeup is individually unique; therefore, what works for one may not another.
At any rate, wearing a mask should not negate washing hands or surfaces. The potential of being airborne does not diminish surface viability. It's simply an extra precaution worth considering.