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MIT study says you’re no safer from Covid indoors at 6 feet or 60 feet

MIT study says you’re no safer from Covid indoors at 6 feet or 60 feet

A new MIT study says that the risk of being infected by Covid-19 indoors is the same regardless of the distance people maintain in the building — even when wearing a mask. The study’s authors highlighted the amount of time people spent together inside a house as a far more critical factor for the spread of the virus in comparison to the distance people maintain with the infected person.

cledge fenrir
cledge fenrir 1 weeks

So locking everyone down was never safe? Limiting business people could go meant limiting places it could of spread.

Talon One
Talon One 1 weeks

Aerosols distribute in the whole room over time. No big surprises, but at least proven to be true now

Rocket 1 weeks

Great work MIT. It looks like this actual scientific study BLOWS A HOLE in the FAKE GARBAGE propaganda being pushed onto the American public by DEMOCRAP🤡💩 CLOWN DICTATORS! These DIMWIT DEMOCRAP CLOWNS💩 that are still trying to keep their States locked down need to be REMOVED from their government jobs!!! The on"y "scie"ce" those DEMOCRAP MORONS we"e "follow"ng" was SCIENCE FICTION!!! Time to get rid of the SCUMBAG COCKROACHES that have been BLATANTLY LYING to Amer'ca's Citizens about wearing face diapers a'd 'social distanci'g!' Get rid of these SCUMBAG MORONS before they cause any more damage to our country; starting with that DUMBASS QUACK, FAUCI!!!

Rocky 1 weeks

I love how they slip in there that the masks make no difference in infection rates. I mean we already knew that, but it's nice to see science grow a pair and report it correctly. So much intimidation in the science field lately it's difficult to get a study untainted by political agendas.

Erich 1 weeks

Viral load. It’s always been about viral load. Limiting time spent with infected, or suspected infected people practically eliminates your risk of getting Covid. We should ditch the masks (if that is your preference) when outside. And also when indoors and not spending many hours with others. So grocery shopping, etc. could be done mask less.

Yuri bezmenov
Yuri bezmenov 1 weeks

Who could of guessed, are you telling me these places dont have medical grade air filters? Pressurized rooms? Those poor souls on planes for hours and hours.

Vegan No Vax
Vegan No Vax 1 weeks

"Experimental COVID-19 vaccines have not gone through the full Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process, and are authorized for Emergency Use only. According to FDA 21 U.S. Code § 360bbb-3 "Authorization for Medical Products for Use in Emergencies", medical products which have been granted Emergency Use Authorization may not be compulsory and MUST BE VOLUNTARY only AFTER FULL INFORMED CONSENT. Thus, mandate of experimental COVID-19 vaccines, or any pressure or coercion to consent to them, VIOLATES FEDERAL LAW. Private businesses are LIABLE for DAMAGES caused by the experimental shots if employees are not given FULL FREEDOM of choice without threat of consequences. Government officials who impose COVID-19 vaccine mandates can be held personally LIABLE FOR VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW, which requires voluntary and full informed consent to any product marketed under the Emergency Use Authorization."

Bryan_with_a_why 1 weeks

How much more proof does the population need before they realized this whole thing was a scam to destroy rights, take power, and pilfer trillions of dollars from the American people?

Irish 1 weeks

They'll ignore this, just like they're ignoring the test results of the effectiveness of masks (1.8% max add'l protection btw, in case you didnt read it) Its because it's not really about science, it's about their agenda. If science doesnt support their claim, ignore it, bury it, make up their own and claim that as "science." Their followers just chant what theyve been told blindly, complete faith in the bullshit they're fed. They're happier in ignorance than they are face to face with the truth.

GUYIVKS 1 weeks

Study is repeatedly contradictory, as such it's bs. Just opinions, assumptions and partisan politics. The do called experts actually admit masks work, only a moron believes a mask stops the woo hoo flu instead of slowing the spread which is the actual science.

VI Trotsky
VI Trotsky 1 weeks

Funny the right wingers here are saying this study blows everything about the lock downs. It’s funny right wingers don’t read the source or studies and just like to take from it what ever they want for their narrative. Let’s break this study down. The study isn’t saying that it doesn’t matter how far apart you are you can still be infected. It’s saying in restaurants if someone was infected we still breath the same air so 6ft doesn’t really matter since you breath the same air from the people 60ft away. Even in his conclusion he said talking to someone outside you still want to be 6ft apart and wearing a mask to help stop spread of the virus. If anything right wingers this study goes into we need to lockdown more. Per the results with the restaurants and air. Also, the report stated that they are more worried about people going to other people’s house and causing the spread that way. TL:DR This isn’t saying the lockdown was bad. But that it’s still very dangerous and be careful going to a restaurant.

Omega 1 weeks

The shared indoor spaces and the time spent in them are very important caveats in this research. I don't see how this totally invalidates lockdowns. This study was about large indoor spaces like office buildings. If people stayed in their homes, or outdoors, 99% of the time and only went out briefly to get groceries quickly, their exposure time in the large indoor spaces that this study mentions would be minimal. It is unfortunate for those deemed essential workers who had to go to work everyday for 40 hours a week during the height of the pandemic, especially grocery and essential retail workers.

Shmule 1 weeks

The question should be, "Is six feet better than two feet?" It seems assumed that six feet is as much protection as you can get indoors.

NapkinEater 1 weeks

Wow really? Its almost like asking to social distance was the most unreasonable thing you could ever ask a human to do.

ken taro
ken taro 1 weeks


R_Forde 1 weeks

Well if nothing helps get rid of the restrictions.

Prince Azmiran
Prince Azmiran 1 weeks

"Why dont you just follow the science?!" -anthem of the sheep to the slaughter.

Nickel 1 weeks

We knew that months ago this is not news if somebody sneezes two or three aisles over in the store the cloud just carry through the air and spread throughout the store

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