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It was thought to be the end of a monthslong COVID-19 controversy in Japan.

The National Institute of Infectious Diseases announced its determination late last month that the coronavirus spreads when one inhales virus-laden aerosols, or tiny particles mixed with water floating in the air for an extended period of time, confirming a view long held by much of the scientific community.

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