Since the coronavirus pandemic first reached the shores of the USA, there has been much confusion and many mixed signals sent from the CDC and WHO as to what is the primary way(s) the coronavirus spreads amongst the community.
In a seminal work dating as for back as 1910, doctor Charles Chapin wrotein his book "The Sources and Modes of Infection" that aerosol transmission wasan unlikely way for disease to spread. That has contributed to the misunderstanding of how aerosols are the major contributor to viral spread.
Among the three primary methods of viral spread including fomites, droplets and aerosols, aerosols have often been an overlooked method by which COVID-19 has spread during the recent pandemic.
The public needs to address the aerosol community spread indoor environments which are extremely susceptible to cumulative viral overload, with some studies showing that 15 minutes of close proximity can cause viral spread. Even though outdoor activities are 20 times less likely to cause viral spread, cold weather can make outdoor gatherings less than ideal if not impossible.
Read the full article here: https://time.com/5883081/covid-19-transmitted-aerosols