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Written by SOT.COM.AL 18 Tetor 2020
A Japanese supercomputer showed that humidity can have a major effect on the distribution of virus particles, indicating increased risks of coronavirus infection during the winter months.
The finding suggests that using moisturizers may help limit infections during times when window ventilation is not possible, according to a study released Tuesday by research giant Riken and Kobe University.
The researchers used the Fugaku supercomputer to model the emission and flow of virus-like particles from infected humans into a variety of indoor environments.
Humidity lower than 30% resulted in more than twice the amount of particulate matter compared to levels of 60% or higher, the simulations showed.
The study also showed that clear facial shields are not as effective as masks in preventing the spread of freckles. Other findings showed that during dinners, people are more at risk compared to the hours beyond the table, and the number of singers in the choir should be limited and divided, Reuters quotes.
There has been a growing consensus among health experts that the COVID-19 virus can be spread through the air. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its guidelines this month to say the pathogen can stay in the air for hours.
The Riken research team led by Makoto Tsubokura has previously used the Fugaku supercomputer to model infection conditions on trains, workspaces and classrooms.
In particular, the simulations showed that opening windows on passenger trains could increase ventilation by two to three times, reducing the concentration of ambient microbes.