Skip to comments.Coronavirus Sneeze: Virus May Travel 26 Feet
Posted on 04/03/2020 6:32:37 PM PDT by Helicondelta
Novel coronavirus / COVID-19 guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the USA Center for Disease Control (CDC) suggests that peoople around the world should stay approximately 6 feet apart. Unfortunately, according to MIT associate professor Lydia Bourouiba, pathogen-bearing droplets of all sizes can travel 23 to 27 feet.
In the study published here in late March, 2020, Dr. Bourouiba showed that current guidelines for Social Distancing is based on models published in the 1930s. The video below shows a slow-motion sneeze, filmed for a study on the physics of sneezes and coughs by Dr. Bourouiba.
The video shows a close-up view of a sneeze filmed at 2000 frames per second. Dr. Bourouibas research shows a hot, moist, turbulent gas cloud containing air and mucosalivary droplets that travel as far as 26 feet (7-8 meters).
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let’s add the corona sneeze competition to the olympics. a gold, silver, and bronze for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd longest sneezes. free medical care to the officials.
Gee, that’s a really bad problem. Let’s all go full-drama-queen and get hysterical.
“the NYC/ICU doc said it travels from hand to mouth”
BS. This virus has wiped out entire nursing homes in Italy. It’s clearly airborne and circulated by air vents.
Thats scary...good even panic some people.
Tueller drill anyone?
First it was 3 ft. Then it was 6ft. Now it is 26 ft. These fear mongers just keep pushing the goal post!!
old report for fear mongers: that only happens if you are an “Olympic” sneezer-even Dr Faccui stated that report is misleading while it is theoretically possible, extremely unlikely and repeating this is unhelpful
” suggests the coronavirus can travel 27 feet and linger airborne for hours is terribly misleading.
Dr. Faucci, said Im sorry, but I was disturbed by that report because thats misleading, “
Mythbusters proved that infectious droplets from a sneeze can travel up to around 17-18 feet.
Around 1:20 in on the vid.
It’s a little disturbing, because they used red food coloring to be able to gauge the distance. But yeah, when you launch one, it goes pretty far... Yikes...
FLASHBACK: Jan. 21: Fauci Says Coronavirus not a major threat for the people of the United States, and this is not something that the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about.
I can flick boogers further.
It may have all started by a sneeze in China.
I saw a guy vaping the other day, and saw his exhaled mist travel across a street. It’s really hard to avoid exposure.
In a a hot, moist, turbulent gas cloud. Hee-hee-hee-hee......little grade school gallows humor there to lighten the topic. 😆
Does it travel at ludicrous speed?
I heard on the internet that it traveled 37.8 miles. Scary, no?
A sneeze “MAY” travel 26 feet.
And an asteroid “MAY” hit earth.
And sheeps’ bladders “MAY” be employed to prevent earthquakes.
Pure BS. Maybe in a hurricane.
Tonight on classic rock, it’s the W.H.O. and their big hit, I can sneeze for miles and miles ...
I know that you’ve deceived me, now here’s a surprise,
I know where this started, there’s magic in my eyes ...
I can sneeze for miles and miles ...
I can pee a lot farther than the toilet, but I don't...at least not often or on purpose...
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