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Well I think we're now coming around to the idea that aerosolization is not a legitimate means of transferring COVID. There was this from JAMA at the beginning of the month finding no evidence of COVID in air samples, and I believe one or two similarly small studies backed that up.Personally, its seems as though avoiding NIPPV generally makes sense even aside from the concerns about aerosolization.
In my opinion, true aerosol transmission is unlikely (assuming everyone who is sufficiently exposed to COVID becomes symptomatically infected). If that were the case, all these asymptomatic carriers who were out and about before the self-quarantining period would've infected droves of more people. So either: a) COVID is not airborne or b) there are a LOT of asymptomatic carriers (significantly more than modeled) or some combination there of.