The results of a new survey show that people over the age of six are diagnosed with coronavirus more than twice.
A global team of scientists, including experts from the University of Manchester and the Open University, asked 2,000 people in the country as well as the United States to determine if their personal attributes, work and life practices could play a role in the transmission, The Telegraph reported.
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The results found that taller people are at higher risk, which scientists say suggests that the infection is spreading through the air – because, according to the report, height should not be a factor if the virus could only move in drops.
“The results of this study in terms of the relationship between height and diagnosis suggest that downward droplet transfer is not the only transfer mechanism and aerosol transfer is possible,”; said Professor Evan Kontopantelis of the University of Manchester.
“Other studies have suggested it, but our way of confirming is new,” he added.
“Although social distance is still important because droplet transmission is likely to occur, it suggests that wearing a mask may be just as effective, if not more effective, in preventing it. Furthermore, indoor air purification should be further investigated. “
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The droplets are larger than aerosols and are reported to travel relatively short distances and fall from the air. However, aerosols that can accumulate in poorly ventilated areas are carried by air currents.
The study also found that the use of a shared kitchen or accommodation played a significant role – especially in the US, where these circumstances increased the likelihood that the error would decrease 3.5 times.
In the UK, the chances were 1.7 times higher.