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CDC: Outdoor COVID-19 transmission 'a huge exaggeration'

By The New York Times  
   May 11, 2021

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines last month for mask wearing, it announced that “less than 10 percent” of Covid-19 transmission was occurring outdoors. Media organizations repeated the statistic, and it quickly became a standard description of the frequency of outdoor transmission. But the number is almost certainly misleading.

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