NATIONAL – New research indicates coronavirus can stay in the air for more than eight minutes after talking and President Donald Trump disagrees with Dr. Anthony Fauci on when schools should be reopened.
The National Institutes of Health and the University of Pennsylvania found that talking loudly in a confined space for a minute can cause at least 1,000 drops of speech to linger in the air for more than eight minutes.
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If someone inhaled them, it could potentially cause new infections.
That’s why health officials say wearing a face cover is so important to protect others from your own drops.
Meanwhile, Trump publicly disagrees with Fauci when the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases senators warned Tuesday that opening states too soon could have serious consequences.
Fauci said that a COVID-19 vaccine is unlikely before the fall semester and if you go to school without anyone being able to endanger lives.
Trump was not happy with those comments.
“This is not an acceptable answer for me, especially when it comes to schools,” said the President.
“I think they should open the schools. Absolutely. I think they should do that. And it has little impact on young people. But I think you should absolutely open the schools. Our country must return and it must return as soon as possible. if possible.”
However, the idea that young people are immune to COVID-19 was rejected when there were many reports of children and young adults – even those with no underlying health problems – who ended up in hospital or even died.
Some schools, including both public university systems of California, have said they will not fully reopen in the fall and will instead use distance learning.
So far, the Florida university system has not yet announced what it plans to do.