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Speech Alone May Spread COVID-19, Study Shows

HealthDay, May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020

Speech Alone May Spread COVID-19, Study Shows

The finding could explain why new coronavirus infections are more common in nursing homes, cruise ships and other confined locations with limited ventilation, the Washington Post reported. … Andrew Noymer, a University of California at Irvine epidemiologist, told the Post that, “speech creates droplets that breathing alone does not. That much is clear. Big mouths of the world, beware. You’re putting the rest of us at risk.”