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2 meters enough for social distancing? MIT researcher says droplets carrying coronavirus can travel up to 8 meters

Multiphase Turbulent Gas Cloud From a Human Sneeze. Credit: JAMA (2020). DOI: 10.1001/jama.2020.4756 The novel coronavirus has prompted social distancing measures around the world. One researcher believes what’s being done isn’t enough. Lydia Bourouiba, an associate professor at MIT, has researched the dynamics of exhalations (coughs and sneezes, for instance) …

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Want to make social distancing even more effective? It’s about time (as well as space)

At least 80% compliance with physical distancing measures is required to beat Covid-19. Credit: Mikhail Prokopenko/Univ. Sydney (extra labels added) While the world waits for an effective vaccine against COVID-19, we are relying heavily on social distancing—perhaps better termed “physical distancing”—to control the spread of the coronavirus. Physical distancing works …

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Modelling study estimates impact of physical distancing on reducing spread of COVID-19

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new modelling study conducted in a simulated Singapore setting has estimated that a combined approach of physical distancing interventions, comprising quarantine (for infected individuals and their families), school closure, and workplace distancing, is most effective at reducing the number of SARS-CoV-2 cases compared with other …

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