After posting guidance on its website on the possible airborne transmission of coronavirus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took down the same on Monday, citing it was “posted in error”.
The following statement now appears on the website: “A draft version of proposed changes to these recommendations was posted in error to the agency’s official website. CDC is currently updating its recommendations regarding airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Once this process has been completed, the update language will be posted.”
On Friday, the agency updated its website to say that there is “growing evidence that droplets and airborne particles can remain suspended in the air and be breathed in by others, and travel distances beyond 6 feet.”