19 : The Miasma Of The Void, Cool Ice, Part 2
Given the societal challenges of COVID-19, never has there been greater need for meaningful interdisciplinary dialogue. Agreement on actionable terminology that respects different fields is long overdue. The pandemic has underscored the continuum and spectrum that is viral transmission. Such complexities should be addressed with collaborative efforts to communicate in a way that meets the needs of all parties. Nuance and complexity can be understood by the public if communicated clearly and transparently. Public health messaging and risk communication should mention that respiratory pathogens may transmit over long distances via the air under specific conditions, while making clear recommendations about effective mitigation measures. Central to the use of accurate terminology is the risk assessment of indoor vs. outdoor spaces and banishing the thinking of viral transmission as miasma or an insidious trail containing endless infectious virions.
19 : The Miasma of the Void, Cool Ice, Part 2