Friday, April 3, 2020

Coronavirus: You Are Safer Out of Doors

There were multiple tweets yesterday that were advocating a greater amount of social distancing (some said 40 feet) if one is outdoors as opposed to indoors. That is incorrect.

Per my immunologist:

I think being outside with someone is certainly safer than inside. The droplets and aerosols would disperse more quickly and widely. I guess you could walk thru someone's vapor cloud, or have it blown into you if downwind. Ambient factors such as UV light from the sun, temperature, humidity, wind, would all make a difference. 

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