Experts say six feet apart may not be enough
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According to new commentary published in the journal Science, six feet may not be far apart enough for effective social distancing.
Medical experts say the distance recommended by the World Health Organization may not properly shield against aerosols passed by breathing and speaking, especially in indoor situations.
They say the world needs to take airborne transmission of the virus seriously.
Experts say more information about its spread is needed.
But that a large portion of the spread of Covid-19 appears to be through airborne transmission of aerosols produced by asymptomatic individuals during speaking and breathing.
For now wearing a mask seems to be the best bet even when people are keeping their distance.
Yesterday the nation’s top infectious disease expert said while wearing a mask isn’t 100 percent effective, it’s an important safeguard.
Experts say measures designed to reduce aerosol transmission including universal masking, widespread testing and isolating infected asymptomatic individuals must take place for society to resume.
Posted – 5.28.20