The CDC said the guidance had been posted on its website “in error.”September 21, 2020, 11:15 PM• 7 min readThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that it made a mistake when it posted new guidance online citing “growing evidence” that COVID-19 is airborne, sending health experts and the public scrambling to determine if schools and business should rethink mitigation steps to prevent the spread of the virus.The misstep is one of several in recent weeks in which the CDC has left the public scratching its head.Since July, the agency has flip-flopped on its guidance on testing people who don’t show symptoms, finally settling on the recommendation that it’s a good idea.Critics of the Trump administration say too much politics is at play and that the agency’s wavering is undermining its credibility with the public.“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 airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Once this process has been completed, the update language will be posted,” the CDC stated Monday.How long the virus lingers in the air and how far it travels after someone

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