After CDC website confusion, health expert explains what you need to know to prevent coronavirus

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (NewsNation Now) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines which were posted, and then quickly taken down, regarding the spread of COVID-19 is raising confusion and questions.

As NewsNation first reported Monday, the CDC’s website was updated last week to say “it is possible that COVID-19 may spread through the droplets and airborne particles that are formed when a person who has COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes.”

Now, the CDC says that update was a mistake:

“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.”

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To help answer some of those questions, NewsNation anchor Rob Nelson talked with Dr. James Baker, a professor of allergy and immunology at University of Michigan.

Watch the interview in the player above.

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