The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said it erroneously published guidance that indicated COVID-19 was "airborne."
The CDC in Atlanta claimed it originally published the guidance "in error", following "a pressure campaign" from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Health organizations absurdly claimed the virus can linger in the air for hours and travel 26 feet.
The new CDC update confirms the virus doesn't linger in a viral cloud that infects people who walk through it.
On Monday, the CDC updated its website to reflect that the "virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person" in close contact with each other.
The CDC's stunning reversal helps explain why a so-called "deadly" virus doesn't sicken a majority of people who are infected.