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Tall Men Face Higher Risk Of Contacting COVID-19 – Survey Reports Says

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A new research report has revealed that tall men face a higher risk of catching coronavirus.

Naija News learnt that the global team of researchers, who gave the revelation did a survey of two thousand people in the united kingdom said that People of over six feet tall are at a higher risk, because the height would not be a factor if the virus was only contractible through droplets, according to the report.

“The results of this survey in terms of associations between height and diagnosis suggest downward droplet transmission is not the only transmission mechanism and aerosol transmission is possible,”

“This has been suggested by other studies, but our method of confirmation is novel,” he added.

“Though social distancing is still important, because transmission by droplets is still likely to occur, it does suggest that mask-wearing may be just as — if not more — effective in prevention. But also, air purification in interior spaces should be further explored.”

Droplets are larger than aerosols and are thought to travel relatively short distances and plummet from the air, according to the report. But aerosols, which can build up in poorly ventilated areas, are carried by air currents.

The study also found that using a shared kitchen or accommodation played a large role — especially in the US, where those circumstances made the chances of contracting the bug 3.5 times as high.



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