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There are serious problems with a widely-shared 'study' claiming runners need to maintain 32 feet of distance for coronavirus protection, experts say

Posted On: 10 Apr 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

There are serious problems with a widely-shared 'study' claiming runners need to maintain 32 feet of distance for coronavirus protection, experts say

A controversial simulation has been widely shared online, suggesting that people exercising outdoors should keep between 13 and 65 feet from others to prevent the spread of coronavirus-infected droplets.
The CDC recommends people keep six feet of distance between themselves and other when in public spaces.
There are plenty of issues with the simulation. One epidemiologist told Vice, "it makes my blood boil"
An infectious disease expert told Business Insider that staying further than six feet from others is smart, but people should not be panicking about joggers 32 feet from them.
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A widely-shared animation made by a team of engineers has stoked controversy among infectious disease experts and confusion among the general public about how the coronavirus is spread outdoors.
The simulation , which was done by researchers at KU Leuven in Belgium and TU Eindhoven in the Netherlands, shows two people running, with a cloud of colorful particles floating in their...

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