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It is a question that has bothered large groups of experts and laypeople since the beginning of the corona crisis: can the coronavirus spread through aerosols, small drops of moisture in the air? And if so, in which social situations does this happen, and during which medical procedures? Researcher Mariëtte Lokate of the department of medical microbiology & infection prevention of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) has received 25. 000 euros from the COVID-19 Programme “Science for practice” of grantor ZonMW to investigate this. She is collaborating with the University of Twente.

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