The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that is the cause of COVID-19 is still a bit of a mystery. Even how it travels in the air is unclear, as the debate on the subject shows. The public fear and panic of living under a viral cloud has led to new levels of paranoia. Gradually, however, the experts are teasing out the secrets of the inscrutable virus.Thomas Yuill is one of the disease moderators of Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED-mail), a project of the