The virus my friend, is blowin’ in the wind

Published May 20, 2020

Keeping six feet apart might be a good talking point, but when science gets involved … yeah, you’re not so safe. Seems that a slight breeze can carry saliva quite a distance — we’re talking 18 feet in 5 seconds.

And short people? Extra trouble.

“The droplet cloud will affect both adults and children of different heights. “Shorter adults and children could be at higher risk if they are located within the trajectory of the traveling saliva droplets.”

The above link goes to the press release. Click here for the paper itself, which is a bit of a slog unless you’re really into it. (Hint: Scroll down to “IV. Conclusions and Recommendations.”)

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