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Experts warn: social distancing is not sufficient to protect against Corona ... the muzzle is a necessity


India is experiencing a sudden rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the second wave of COVID-19, as states from across the country record the largest number of new infections every day, and the only way to break the infection is to make sure everyone follows safety protocols properly.


But what about people who share the same ceiling? Are they protected from transmission just by maintaining social distancing? A new study shows that you may still be at risk of contracting corona infection even after you properly maintain a distance of two meters with your colleagues at work, and on public transport.


COVID-19 Transmission and Social Distancing

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States stated that the two-meter rule was originally developed when it was believed that the transmission of Covid-19 occurred only through heavy drops falling from the mouth and nose during speech, coughing and sneezing.


Yet scientists are now increasingly talking about the role of aerosols, the smaller particles that stay in the air for longer, in the transmission of Covid-19, according to the thehealthsite report, and the researchers, including Martin Z.Bazant, of the university's chemical engineering department, were quoted as saying: "The importance of airborne transmission of the Coronavirus is now widely recognized."


What are the other safety measures?

The study, published in the journal PNAS, showed that the amount of time you can safely spend in an indoor space depends on a number of factors, such as properly wearing your face masks.


Whether the room or the space that you share with others is well-ventilated, the researchers stated that “to reduce the risk of injury, one should avoid spending long periods in densely populated areas, one should be safer in rooms with large size and high ventilation rates.


The team developed a theoretical model based on air transport that provides an understanding of how long an uninfected person could be safe indoors with an infected person, and they also looked at how different respiratory activities, such as singing, speaking and breathing, contribute to the total amount of exhaled particles, and thus the amount. Potential pathogens to be expelled.

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