While it is true that the infection still happens outdoors, the chances of it happening are much lower. But why is this the case? And are there ways that people can keep themselves safe indoors?
Coronavirus Airborne Transmission: How Does It Happen?
Initially, it was thought that people could get infected with COVID-19 by being in close contact with a sick person. We were not yet aware that coronavirus airborne transmission is actually the main way that people get infected.
Whenever a person with COVID-19 coughs, talks, sneezes, or exhales, they’re sending out droplets into the air. These droplets contain the virus, and when inhaled by others, they can get infected.
Incidentally, coronavirus airborne transmission happens more in enclosed spaces without any ventilation. This is because the droplets can linger in still air since it doesn’t get blown away. This greatly increases a person’s chances of being infected.