The #COVID‐19 pandemic is a global indoor air crisis that should lead to change: A message commemorating 30 years of Indoor Air - Li - 2021 - Indoor Air - Wiley Online Library
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In 1969, the American author Michael Crichton wrote in his novel The Andromeda Strain about the effort to contain a deadly extraterrestial pathogen, “A crisis is the sum of intuition and blind spots, a blend of facts noted and facts ignored.” What are the blind spots and the facts ignored in the COVID-19 pandemic?
The dominant view in public health toward fearful airborne transmission fails to account for the power of #dilution. Sufficient dilution of airborne infectious aerosols is the key to reducing inhalation transmission, both at close range and at room scale. Sufficient ventilation and filtration reduce infection to be as low as outdoors. A paradigm shift10 is needed toward a new ventilation standard accounting for managing infection risk. This goal should also apply to other respiratory viruses, such as influenza and the common cold.