he CDC is grossly exaggerating the outdoor Covid-19 transmission risk claiming there is 10% chance of infection, when in reality its less than 1%, according to health experts.
Dr. Muge Cevik, a top infectious disease doctor in Scotland, told the New York Times that the higher federal figure “seems to be a huge exaggeration,”
Dr. Aaron Richterman from Pennsylvania said, “I’m sure it’s possible for transmission to occur outdoors in the right circumstances. But if we had to put a number on it, I would say much less than 1 percent.”
“Saying that less than 10 percent of Covid transmission occurs outdoors is akin to saying that sharks attack fewer than 20,000 swimmers a year. (The actual worldwide number is around 150.) It’s both true and deceiving,” The Times wrote.
At issue is the research cited by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in touting its outdoor transmission statistic, which put the figure at a murky and allegedly too high “less than 10 percent.”