... our exhalations — even if we’re not coughing or sneezing — can still contain a gas cloud of viral particles. And a particularly powerful sneeze can send these particles, both in droplets and in a puff of gas traveling through the air, flying much farther than six feet. Under the right conditions, they can go 23 to 27 feet, Bourouiba has found.

Six-foot rule to protect against coronavirus may not be enough, MIT professor says

Turbulent Gas Clouds and Respiratory Pathogen Emissions Potential Implications for Reducing Transmission of COVID-19

Bourouiba Research Group

Rachel's picture

Till Fauci tells me to stand

Till Fauci tells me to stand 27 feet from somebody, I'm not doing it. There are risks and there are risks.

bizgrrl's picture

I like a ten foot rule.

I like a ten foot rule. However, when I see someone sniffling, sneezing, etc., I go further when possible.

R. Neal's picture

Stay home. Wash your hands.

Stay home. Wash your hands. Get stuff delivered. Wipe it down with disinfectant before bringing it in. Then wash your hands.

Rachel's picture

Check. Check. Check. Check.

Check. Check. Check. Check. And Check.

fischbobber's picture

I bought a sewing machine........

But, I am by nature a procrastinator. I've got the pattern, I've got fabric and thread, I have stylish exterior and soft interior cloth. I have three ply diapers and filter cloth coming in for the middle layer. I've got some elastic. When we are allowed limited leave from our enclosures, I hope to be ready.

Joe328's picture

Central Heat/Air is

Central Heat/Air is circulates the air inside a building and disseminating tiny molecules throughout the building.

fischbobber's picture


That's why you buy the good air filters and change them regularly.

jbr's picture

See how far a sneeze and cough can travel

bizgrrl's picture

Man, can't take much more. 20

Man, can't take much more. 20 foot distance? 50 foot?

Midori Barstow's picture

Lower risk of infections by

Lower risk of infections by sweeping microdroplets
out of windows

Coronavirus: New Facts about Infection Mechanisms


Joe328's picture

I'm not worried while in my

I'm not worried while in my home, but do know how efficient the filters are in public buildings? Furthermore, good filters are only efficient if the HVAC was properly installed, which is seldom the case in this area. Farragut is about the only area that have inspectors enforcing the code. Many HVAC contractors will no longer do work in Farragut.

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