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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has suddenly walked back its earlier guidance on how the coronavirus illness is transmitted between humans — eliminating language regarding airborne transmission posted only days ago, according to the CDC’s website.

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CDC guidance on airborne coronavirus transmission ‘posted in error’

“A draft version of proposed changes to these recommendations was posted in error to the agency’s official website. CDC is currently updating its recommendations regarding the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Once this process has been completed, the update [sic] language will be posted,” said CDC spokesman Jason McDonald in an email to CNN.

The guidance was quietly updated on Friday, according to the official website of the CDC. While several studies have said the coronavirus may spread via small airborne particles, the CDC page now says the virus spreads primarily between people in close proximity — roughly 6 feet — and “through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.”

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