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Old 29th May 2020, 14:19
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currawong
 
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Originally Posted by Sallyann1234 View Post
Any spacing distance is arbitrary and meaningless.
Indoors, airborne droplets will circulate around the room. Outdoors they will blow around. If you can smell particles of tobacco smoke drifting many metres away, why wouldn't the virus be travelling just as far?
Apparently not.

The research behind the social distancing guidelines came from data collected from the airline scenario.

That is, a known infection can be traced by row and seat number. How far it spread to other rows and seat numbers was then traced and measured.
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