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Graphic showing spread of Coronavirus in classroom via aerosols
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Stale air: How the Coronavirus loves company (and closed rooms)

Jason Norwood-Young
Jason Norwood-Young

Some stunning visualisations by El País explain how likely aerosols are to spread the Coronavirus in enclosed spaces, like your home, a restaurant and a school.

Irrespective of whether safe distances are maintained, if the six people spend four hours together talking loudly, without wearing a face mask in a room with no ventilation, five will become infected, according to the scientific model explained in the methodology.

A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air, El País

The graphics (and the model backing it, the the Covid Airborne Transmission Estimator) have been widely praised on the Twitters, but there have been naysayers too. And we do love a science Twar!

Jason Norwood-Young
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