It is clear that there is a significant dose effect in the outcome. The 1000 viral particle figure is almost certainly probabilistic. Wear you N95 mask and gloves when you go to the market. The haircut might be fatal.
: Interesting question about initial viral dose-outcome relationship.
: It may be that low initial dose gives the immune system an extra
: couple days to generate antibodies before the viral burden maxes
: One other thought came to mind reading the article: it would seem
: that a key factor in re-opening indoor business would be either
: efficient filtration of the air (HEPA?) or robust exchange of
: inside air with outside air. Both would tend to lower the
: density of viral particles in the air we breathe and thus the
: total virons taken in by anyone inhabiting the space during his
: stay there. I would much rather get my hair cut or enjoy a meal
: in an enclosure with doors and windows wide open and big fans
: blowing. Just like the good ol' days in the 50s.
: BTW, the NYT featured this article in their daily feed today. Gone
: viral - what else?
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