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Researcher Promotes Tent Use To Curb COVID-19 Transmission Risk

In a current article in Time Magazine, entitled “COVID-19 Is Transmitted Through Aerosols — We Have Enough Evidence, Now It Is Time to Act,” Jose-Louis Jimenez, a highly recognized aerosol researcher, promotes the use of tents and outdoor classrooms to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

“Given how much being outside reduces the COVID-19 transmission risk, it is mind boggling that the U.S. National Guard is not busy setting up open canopy tents at every school around the country,” Jimenez writes. But, he warns, “masks are [still] essential, even when we are able to maintain social distance. We should also pay attention to fitting masks snugly.”

Jose-Louis Jimenez is a Professor of Chemistry and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He is a highly-cited researcher and a Fellow of the American Association for Aerosol Research and the American Geophysical Union. For the complete article in Time Magazine, please click here.

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