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Aug. 27, 2020 -- Just when we have gotten used to social distancing 6 feet from each other to slow the spread of COVID-19, scientists from Oxford Canadian pharmacy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology suggest that it may not always be enough.

In a new Canadian study, researchers found that the virus can travel on respiratory droplets up 26 feet in just a few seconds after someone cough, sneezes, or sings.

WebMD Health News Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD on August 27, 2020

Sources

The BMJ: "Two metres or one: what is the evidence for physical distancing in covid-19?"

BMJ news release: "Rigid social distancing rules for covid-19 based on outdated science."

Len Horovitz, MD, pulmonologist, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City.

Kristin Bratton Nelson, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta.

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