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    Early on in this pandemic (before it officially was one), they said stay 3 feet away from other people, which soon became 6 feet, but that never really made sense to me. I read this today:

    Lydia Bourouiba, Ph.D., an MIT associate professor, found that when people exhale, droplets carrying the virus can travel in gaseous clouds as far as 27 feet, USA Today reported.
    Source: https://www.newsmax.com/health/healt.../31/id/960704/
    Original Journal of the American Medical Association article: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jam...rticle/2763852

    I read a different article that I can't find at the moment, and it quoted Dr. Fauci, who basically reacted with, "well, yeah, if someone forcefully sneezes, the virus could be projected out that far, and if you saw it happen you could run in the other direction, but that's not practical guidance to give the public."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redhat View Post
    Didn't say it couldn't be...just making an observation.

    What are your sources?
    I don't remember exactly what I was reading two to three weeks ago, but it seemed fairly consistent across sources I considered reasonable at the time.

    In particular, there was one story about the Chinese epidemiology tracking where they found that infected people got it as passengers on a bus. In one instance, the riders never came closer than 12-15 feet from each other. In another instance, the infected rider got off the bus before the newly-infected rider got on, and the closest locations either of them occupied was a similar distance apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlongJohnson View Post
    I don't remember exactly what I was reading two to three weeks ago, but it seemed fairly consistent across sources I considered reasonable at the time.

    In particular, there was one story about the Chinese epidemiology tracking where they found that infected people got it as passengers on a bus. In one instance, the riders never came closer than 12-15 feet from each other. In another instance, the infected rider got off the bus before the newly-infected rider got on, and the closest locations either of them occupied was a similar distance apart.

    The kind of stuff that they can figure out when Big Brother really is watching you...
    At this point I put very little faith in anything the Chinese Gov't says.

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    The aforementioned hospital management BBOS (big bunch of bullshit) about staff not being allowed to wear PPE in many venues just got national attention:

    https://www.npr.org/2020/04/02/82520...-wearing-masks
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    I've requested a copy of the letter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uechibear View Post
    Early on in this pandemic (before it officially was one), they said stay 3 feet away from other people, which soon became 6 feet, but that never really made sense to me. I read this today:



    Source: https://www.newsmax.com/health/healt.../31/id/960704/
    Original Journal of the American Medical Association article: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jam...rticle/2763852

    I read a different article that I can't find at the moment, and it quoted Dr. Fauci, who basically reacted with, "well, yeah, if someone forcefully sneezes, the virus could be projected out that far, and if you saw it happen you could run in the other direction, but that's not practical guidance to give the public."
    So, that'd be bad because it could result in "sneeze stampedes"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyGBiv View Post

    I've requested a copy of the letter.
    I’ll bet you did.

    In other news, the Philippine’s hardass president steps up the hardass;

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rodrigo...t-people-dead/

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte orders police and military to kill citizens who defy coronavirus lockdown

    There’s a bit more to the story than the inflammatory headline, but not by much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the Schwartz View Post
    So, that'd be bad because it could result in "sneeze stampedes"?
    Presumably!

    To be clear, I was paraphrasing Dr. Fauci a few posts back, and it was my interpretation that when he said "not practical," he meant running more than 27 feet away from a sneeze is not practical guidance that he'd give the public (for whatever reason, and "sneeze stampedes" seems plausible).
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    Wearing masks. What a freaking retarded thing to do.

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