How does COVID-19 spread? U of T infectious disease expert breaks down the latest research

Susy Hota is an associate professor of infectious diseases in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and medical director, infection prevention and control at the University Health Network (photo supplied)

How does COVID-19 spread? U of T infectious disease expert breaks down the latest research

As the province continues with its phased approach to re-opening the economy, what is the latest research telling us about how the coronavirus actually spreads?

Are tiny droplets, known as aerosols, that allow the virus to hang in the air a key route of transmission? What about touching contaminated surfaces? And why haven’t we seen more people infected on airplanes?

Susy Hota is an associate professor of infectious diseases in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and medical director, infection prevention and control at the University Health Network. She recently spoke to U of T writer Don Campbell about what we know – and still don’t know – about COVID-19 transmission, and what precautions are needed as the province gradually re-opens its public spaces.

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