Given all the media attention this ship got, I think this is a really interesting article; “Transmission routes of Covid-19 virus in the Diamond Princess Cruise ship“.  The assumption among many folks is that there might have been airborne transmission between staterooms on the ship, considering the number of people that were infected.  This article draws on all the available data and reaches a different conclusion, namely that the outbreak on the ship can be explained by close contact and fomites.  I will note however, that they provide no evidence of the claim about fomites… this is mostly about excluding the air conditioning.  Abstract below:

 

 

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