6 feet just proved inadequate to protect you, new studies show you aren't safe upto 20 feet away.



New research just confirmed that droplets carrying the coronavirus can travel up to 20 feet, making the current social distancing standard of 6 feet, OBSOLETE. Researchers from the University of California have made simulations of infectious droplets from coughing, sneezing, and breathing under different atmospheric levels with shocking results showing the novel virus can spread up to 3 times further in cold and humid conditions.
Previous researches show that as many as 30000+ respiratory droplets can be generated through sneezing coughing and even just talking. These studies help determine the rate and effectiveness of the virus propagation with variables such as the aerodynamics of the droplets and the heat exchange process with the environment playing a crucial role in the virus' propagation.
With this study yet to be peer-reviewed, the research made a comprehensive simulation to explore evaporation, projectile motion under different temperatures, humidity, and ventilation conditions.
It was found that Covid-19  as droplets travel in either short-range droplets or long-range aerosol exposure. Short-range droplets form under conditions of low temperature and high humidity, promoting contact transmission. This is because the short-range droplets of the are large droplets making them sensitive to gravitational forces making the droplets travel short distances but settle on surfaces making the surfaces contaminated with the coronavirus. On the other hand, long-range droplets of form under high temperature and low humidity, this makes the droplets evaporate into smaller aerosol like particles capable of long-range transmission. These long-range particles can infiltrate deeply into the respiratory organs and have a longer suspension time under these conditions.
The use of ventilation in some spaces can be set to operate at temperatures and humidities points in their conditioning that can lessen the long-range transmissions. While ventilation can dilute the accumulation of these aerosol particles of the COVID-19 virus, improper designs and settings can hamper the efforts of social distancing in office, restaurant, hospital spaces by making the aerosol-version of the virus to spread further.
However, wearing a face mask can effectively lower the chance of transmission the researchers said, adding that the risk of infection from the short-range version of the COVID-19 virus can be nulled by practicing social distancing.
In summary, unlike previous examples of viruses that came before e.g SARS and influenza, which showed a strong dependence on weather seasons, the limitation of the study could not conclusively establish the survivability of the coronavirus under these changing weather conditions remains unknown with the virus showing an unclear seasonal pattern.

Social distancing , just got unsafe from the coronavirus.