COVID-19 may spread through breathing and talking — but we don’t know how much

Live Science | Apr 7, 2020 at 6:33 PM
  • People infected with COVID-19 may spread the disease when they speak and breathe, not only when they let out a hearty cough.
  • Shaman noted that the study authors sampled the air for just three hours, meaning the virus could potentially remain viable for longer.
  • Both breath and speech generate aerosols in these ways, but speech can generate about 10 times more aerosols than breathing alone.