Why Some Experts Say Humidifiers Could Help Against Covid-19

Bron: Elemental

When a coronavirus particle takes flight from an infected person’s mouth or nose, encased in a tiny airship of spit or snot, it must quickly invade another human host and unlock a respiratory-tract cell before all its spiky “keys” melt away like a Wicked Witch splashed by water.

How long the virus remains viable and infectious — stable, as scientists say — depends on the environment. “The virus is more stable as the temperature and the humidity decrease, and it is less stable as the temperature and humidity increase,” says Lloyd Hough, PhD, head of the Hazard Awareness and Characterization Technology Center at the Department of Homeland Security.

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