Individuals with COVID-19, many of whom have no symptoms, release thousands of virus-laden aerosols and far fewer droplets when breathing and talking. Thus, one is far more likely to inhale aerosols than be sprayed by a droplet, and so the balance of attention must be shifted to protecting against airborne transmission.

So, what’s the solution?

There is no solution to this problem other than essentially cancelling life as we know it, at least indoors, for the remainder of our lives.