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Pollen may contribute to spread of coronavirus, - study

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Scientists recommend health authorities revise the social distancing guidelines during flowering trees
14:33, 24 June 2021

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Airborne pollen grains could transport airborne virus particles such as the airborne coronavirus (CoV) disease (COVID-19). This is stated in a study by scientists from the University of Nicosia (Cyprus), published in the Physics of Fluids scientific journal.

As an example, scientists took 104 pollen grains that fell from a mature willow at a wind speed of 4 km / h.

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Model of coronavirus spread with pollen
Physics of Fluids

"Pollen grains can increase the rate of coronavirus (CoV) transmission in a group of people, including some infected. In the case of high concentrations of pollen grains in the air or during spring pollination, a social distance of 2 m is not considered a safety measure for outdoor crowds," the researchers note.

Model of coronavirus spread with pollen in the USA
Physics of Fluids

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They recommend health authorities revise the social distancing guidelines during flowering trees.

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