DISTANCE six feet or 1.8 meters is not enough to protect someone from contracting the corona virus. Based on that, if previously there were guidelines for maintaining a distance of 1 to 1.5 meters, then that was not enough.
“People who are physically near (within 6 feet or 1.8 meters) of someone with a Covid-19 patient, or have direct contact with those who are infected have the greatest risk of infection,” said the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). in his latest guide that was posted on Monday (5/10) afternoon.
A person catches Covid-19 from a droplet that comes from coughing, sneezing, singing, talking, or breathing an infected person. In an e-mailed statement released with its new guidance, the CDC insists that the other guidelines remain in principle.
“The CDC continues to believe based on current science, that people are more likely to be infected the longer and closer to someone infected with Covid-19,” the statement read.
“People can protect themselves from the virus that causes Covid-19 by keeping a minimum distance of 6 feet from other people, wearing a mask that covers their nose and mouth, washing their hands frequently, frequently cleaning surfaces they touch, and staying in the hospital when they are sick,” the CDC said. , Wednesday (7/10).
The distance of 1.8 meters was not enough. Why is that? Because the virus thrives in stuffy spaces. “There is evidence that under certain conditions, people with Covid-19 appear to have infected other people who are more than 6 feet away,” said the CDC.
This transmission takes place in confined spaces that have insufficient ventilation. Sometimes infected people gasp, for example, when singing or playing sports.
The CDC acknowledges that viruses can spread through the air, floating in smaller particles or micro-droplets, rather than dropping onto the ground. Heavy breathing, screaming and singing, without proper ventilation, are all thought to contribute to the buildup of virus-carrying particles. And this can more easily infect other people around him.
The World Health Organization (WHO) also acknowledged the type of airborne spread was possible in July. However, WHO has confirmed that transmission can occur if the room is overcrowded and has poor ventilation and then stays there for a long time. (Net / jp)