The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday changed its tune about how coronavirus is transmitted.
It specifically removed language about airborne transmission it had posted just days earlier.
“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 updated language will be posted,” Jason McDonald, a CDC spokesman, said in a response emailed to CNN.
The guidance pertained to the way the novel coronavirus is spread. While it’s known it can spread through droplets among people standing less than 6 feet apart, research has continued to explore how the virus suspends in aerosolized particles in the air and transmitted to people more than 6 feet away.
The weird part about all of this is that just recently, as of Friday, September 18 as a matter of fact, they changed these guidelines to include language about COVID being transmitted through the air.
The CDC’s previous language said that the virus can be spread through aerosols or small particles that can linger in the air.
The virus commonly spreads “through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols, produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks or breathes,” the agency website read.
If a person inhales these particles through the nose, mouth, airways, and lungs, they can cause infection, according to the website. “This is thought to be the main