People older than six feet are diagnosed with coronavirus more than twice, according to a new survey.
A global team of researchers, including experts from the University of Manchester and the Open University, surveyed 2,000 residents in the country, as well as the United States, to determine if their personal characteristics, work and life practices could affect the transfer, writes The Telegraph. reported.
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The results found that taller people were at higher risk, which researchers say suggests that the infection spreads through the air – because, the report said, height would not be a factor if the virus were only transmitted through droplets.
“The results of this survey, given the link between height and diagnosis, show that directing droplets is not the only transfer mechanism, and aerosol transfer is possible,”; the report quoted Professor Evan Kontopantel of the University of Manchester as saying.
“This has been suggested by other studies, but our method of validation is new,” he added.
“While social isolation is still important because it can still be transmitted in droplets, it shows that wearing masks can be just as effective, if not more effective. Indoor air cleaning should also be further explored. “
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According to the report, the drops are larger than aerosols and are thought to be able to travel relatively short distances and be pushed out of the air. And aerosols, which can accumulate in poorly ventilated areas, flow in air currents.
The study also found that the use of a shared kitchen or accommodation was significant, especially in the US, where these circumstances made it 3.5 times more likely to detect an error.
The odds in the UK were 1.7 times higher.