A new study from the University of Manchester and the Open University has found that longer people reported being more at risk for the new coronavirus.
What is happening:
- The survey – which interviewed 2,000 people about personal attributes, work and lifestyle practices – found that taller people may have a higher risk of COVID-19, reports Fox News.
- The observation specifically said that people over 6 feet tall were more than twice as likely to be infected with the new coronavirus, the New York Post reports.
- According to the Telegraph, the researchers involved in the study agreed, saying the coronavirus spreads through the air. Height would not matter if the virus traveled only to the surface.
What do the experts say?
- “The results of this study in terms of the correlations between altitude and diagnosis suggest that droplet transfer is not the only transmission mechanism and aerosol transmission is possible,”; Professor Evan Kontopantelis, of the University of Manchester, told the Telegraph. “This has been suggested by other studies, but our method of confirmation is new.”
- “Although social distance is still important because point-to-point transmission can occur, it suggests that wearing masks can be just as – if not more – effective in prevention. But also, indoor air purification needs to be further investigated. tej. “