This reduces the risk of contracting coronavirus, scientists say
Thorough ventilation of the premises will help reduce the risk of contracting coronavirus, writes The Guardian. This is the conclusion reached by a working group on environmental monitoring at the Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage).
If you stay indoors for a long time, then even social distance will not protect against particles of infection circulating in the air. But with good ventilation, the risk of infection is halved, scientists say and urge people to be informed about this fact.
Public health expert and professor at the University of Edinburgh, Linda Bold, notes that none of the commercials – not in Scotland nor in the rest of the United Kingdom – mention the benefits of ventilation.
According to one of the study’s authors, Dr. Sean Fitzgerald, the government has already discussed the issue of ventilation at meetings to combat the spread of coronavirus. It is important that the new advice is followed not only by individual residents of the UK, but also by the owners of shops, cafes and hairdressers, the scientist stressed.