All non-Covid19 disease timeline
Many diseases other than Covid-19 have been known to be airborne (transmitted in aerosols) over the years. Politicians and medical professionals should NOT have called SARS‑CoV‑2 (the virus that causes Covid-19) a droplet or fomite transmitted disease at the outset. This timeline also broken out into Monkey Pox, Measles, Epstein Barr, Influenza, Tuberculosis, Polio, Staphylococcus, Strep A.
See also, a searchable list version of this page that is better for visually impaired people. See also a companion pre-1900 ‘many diseases are airborne’ timeline for even older evidence that airborne transmission was real for diseases.