HEALTH experts have warned that being inside could be more dangerous for catching coronavirus – casting further doubt over the effectiveness of stay-at-home orders. Studies show that you’re less likely to contract COVID-19 if you’re out in the open air at a safe distance from others, versus being stuck indoors where it’s more easily spread. Droplets from sneezing, coughing, talking or spitting can remain in the air and on certain surfaces for hours – but they spread more easily in a closed, confined space. The news comes after a month of protests, thousands more infections, and over 71,000 deaths in the US as 43 states are set to start reopening by Sunday. “Parks, beaches — as long as they’re not cheek to jowl, cycling, walking, this is good,” said Tom Frieden, the former director of the CDC, reports The Hill. “Enjoy nature. It’s good for us, and it has very low risk of spreading the virus.”Likewise, Scott Gottlieb, the former FDA commissioner, cited research indicating that getting out for some air may be better than staying home. “Studies suggest activities held outdoors as temperatures warm pose lower COVID risk than those done in confined indoor spaces,” tweeted Gottlieb, referencing a… Read full this story
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