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9 minutes ago, dj350z said:

Have you got a link for this? Asking for a friend (DC2)! 

Yippee, I have a friend!  :D

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44 minutes ago, steve roberts said:

So how is flu passed on if not being in close proximity with someone who has it?

You must bear in mind that microscopic droplets are capable of being airborne for a long time, especially in an indoor situation. The following is from an NHS website.

The flu virus is contained in the millions of tiny droplets that come out of the nose and mouth when someone who is infected coughs or sneezes.

These droplets typically spread about one metre. They hang suspended in the air for a while before landing on surfaces, where the virus can survive for up to 24 hours.

Anyone who breathes in the droplets can catch flu. You can also catch the virus by touching the surfaces that the droplets have landed on if you pick up the virus on your hands and then touch your nose or mouth.

 

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1 hour ago, Crumpet82 said:

I have never thought any airborne virus can be influenced by social distancing. We all share the same air after all, irrespective of how far apart we are. 

 

3 minutes ago, Crumpet82 said:

You must bear in mind that microscopic droplets are capable of being airborne for a long time, especially in an indoor situation. The following is from an NHS website.

The flu virus is contained in the millions of tiny droplets that come out of the nose and mouth when someone who is infected coughs or sneezes.

These droplets typically spread about one metre. They hang suspended in the air for a while before landing on surfaces, where the virus can survive for up to 24 hours.

Anyone who breathes in the droplets can catch flu. You can also catch the virus by touching the surfaces that the droplets have landed on if you pick up the virus on your hands and then touch your nose or mouth.

 

So by socially distancing 2 metres, what are you saying....it hasn't helped stopping the spread of 1 metre droplets :unsure:

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1 hour ago, Crumpet82 said:

I have never thought any airborne virus can be influenced by social distancing. We all share the same air after all, irrespective of how far apart we are. 

Not being scientifically minded, does gravity have any effect?

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5 minutes ago, Crumpet82 said:

You must bear in mind that microscopic droplets are capable of being airborne for a long time, especially in an indoor situation. The following is from an NHS website.

The flu virus is contained in the millions of tiny droplets that come out of the nose and mouth when someone who is infected coughs or sneezes.

These droplets typically spread about one metre. They hang suspended in the air for a while before landing on surfaces, where the virus can survive for up to 24 hours.

Anyone who breathes in the droplets can catch flu. You can also catch the virus by touching the surfaces that the droplets have landed on if you pick up the virus on your hands and then touch your nose or mouth.

 

And so, just the simple advice to keep distance, wear a mask and wash your hands will stop a hell of a lot of such viruses being passed on. Especially if people who know they have a cough or sneeze regularly stay out of the way........think you have made the case quite well......and even then 'hang in the air for a while' is not very precise is it ?

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3 minutes ago, Badge said:

 

So by socially distancing 2 metres, what are you saying....it hasn't helped stopping the spread of 1 metre droplets :unsure:

I was about to ask the same, which also prompted  my question above.

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4 minutes ago, Badge said:

 

So by socially distancing 2 metres, what are you saying....it hasn't helped stopping the spread of 1 metre droplets :unsure:

Bearing in mind that these droplets are smaller than floating dust particles, this part is relevant to your question badge.  'They hang suspended in the air'.

6 minutes ago, Star Lady said:

Not being scientifically minded, does gravity have any effect?

It does, but its minimal on microscopic droplets. They can easily 'move on the air.' 

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21 minutes ago, Star Lady said:

Not being scientifically minded, does gravity have any effect?

Could depend on air pressure, or if its windy too. So many permutations. 

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4 minutes ago, Crumpet82 said:

Bearing in mind that these droplets are smaller than floating dust particles, this part is relevant to your question badge.  'They hang suspended in the air'.

It does, but its minimal on microscopic droplets. They can easily 'move on the air.' 

Ah so you have physics qualifications too, is there no end to your expertise?

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Just now, ruffdiamond said:

Could depend on air pressure, or if its windy too.

Crumpet was talking about indoors !!! Then again maybe after a curry....but she didn't specify :D

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11 minutes ago, Crumpet82 said:

Bearing in mind that these droplets are smaller than floating dust particles, this part is relevant to your question badge.  'They hang suspended in the air'.

It does, but its minimal on microscopic droplets. They can easily 'move on the air.' 

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8 minutes ago, iris123 said:

Crumpet was talking about indoors !!! Then again maybe after a curry....but she didn't specify :D

There could be a draft, if a door or window is left open, it all counts unless you're talking about anaerobic conditions. 

Oxygen is key to our life, we can't/won't survive without it.

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1 minute ago, ruffdiamond said:

There could be a draft, if a door or window is left open, unless it's in anaerobic conditions. 

Yeah, but a draft isn't a bad thing. They have even advised schools etc to open the windows and get a change of air every 20 minutes here. Well that was before they closed them ......

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1 minute ago, iris123 said:

Yeah, but a draft isn't a bad thing. They have even advised schools etc to open the windows and get a change of air every 20 minutes here. Well that was before they closed them ......

Might have been too cold and, didn't want to pay for heating?

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