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IIT Madras researchers find low breathing frequency could help virus-laden aerosol move deeper into lungs

The Hindu | 11/01/2021 11:39 PM | Click to read full article

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras have found that when breathing frequency falls, the chances of virus-laden droplets being transported deeper into lung increases.

A team of researchers modelled breathing frequencies in the lab and found that in persons with low breathing frequency, the virus lives longer and increases the chance of deposition resulting in infection.