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May 4, 2021

Are the Portable Air Cleaners (PAC) Really Effective to Terminate Airborne SARS-CoV-2?

Air sampling in residential rooms of COVID-19 patients (n=7) in Spain showed that 100% of samples were positive for SARS-CoV-2 RNA (cycle threshold (Ct) cutoff 41), but only 15% (1 of 7) of samples were positive after installation of a portable air cleaner (PAC) with a HEPA filter. Notably, the one positive sample after installation…