And yet today the WHO says nothing has changed and the CDC is working to retract the statement.Well - I agree with you. This should not be a surprise, nor should it have taken the CDC so long to acknowledge it.
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/WHO-TRANSMISSION (UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-WHO says no change to COVID-19 transmission guidance after U.S. draft change
The World Health Organization has not changed its policy on aerosol transmission of the coronavirus, it said on Monday after U.S. health officials published draft new guidance by mistake warning that it can spread through airborne particles.
Mike Ryan, executive director of the UN agency's emergencies programme, said he would follow up with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the next 24 hours after it said COVID-19 could spread through airborne particles that can remain suspended in the air and travel beyond six feet.
"Certainly we haven't seen any new evidence and our position on this remains the same," he said in a briefing.
The CDC said a draft version of changes to its recommendations were posted in error on its website while it was in the process of updating its guidance.