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MIT: 6ft social distancing rule doesn’t adequately address airborne transmission of coronavirus in indoor spaces

Coronavirus, Health, Infection, Science, Transmission

“There is now overwhelming evidence that indoor airborne transmission associated with relatively small, micron-scale aerosol droplets plays a dominant role in the spread of COVID-19 …  Above all, our study makes clear the inadequacy of the Six-Foot Rule in mitigating indoor airborne disease transmission, and offers a rational, physically informed alternative for managing life in the time of COVID-19. If implemented, our safety guideline would impose a limit on the CET in indoor settings, violation of which constitutes an exposure for all of the room’s occupants.

PNAS research article – A guideline to limit indoor airborne transmission of COVID-19

 

 

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