Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of technology have revealed that the risk of exposure to Covid-19 is as great at 60 feet as it is at 6 feet indoors.
The research challenges coronavirus guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The World Health organisation. Both the WHO and the CDC said last year that people should maintain a distance of 6 feet indoor and outdoors.
The study, which was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America, shows that even when wearing a mask indoors, a person is no safer from airborne pathogens at 60 feet than at 6 feet.
They also factored in respiratory activity such as breathing, talking, singing and eating.
Speaking to CNBC, MIT professor Martin Bazant said;
“We argue there really isn’t much of a benefit to the 6-foot rule, especially when people are wearing masks. It really has no physical basis because the air a person is breathing while wearing a mask tends to rise and comes down elsewhere in the room so you’re more exposed to the average background than you are to a person at a distance.”
Bazant went on to suggest that businesses didn’t need to be forced to shut down over the course of the pandemic. He said;
“Often times the space is large enough, the ventilation is good enough, the amount of time people spend together is such that those spaces can be safely operated even at full capacity and the scientific support for reduced capacity in those spaces is really not very good. I think if you run the numbers, even right now for many types of spaces you’d find that there is not a need for occupancy restrictions.”
We’ve known from the outset that social distancing is arbitrary nonsense and that there isn’t a shred of scientific evidence to support it. The same goes for mask wearing.
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