The 6-foot rule is 'outdated': Researchers devise chart to gauge COVID risk
August 31, 2020
The three etched-in-stone rules of the coronavirus pandemic are: 1) wear a mask, 2) wash your hands frequently and 3) keep at least 6 feet from others.
Now British researchers say No. 3 needs some tweaking.
A new paper published Monday in The BMJ, the peer-reviewed UK medical journal, finds that the 2-meter (6-foot) safe physical-distancing rule is "an oversimplification based on outdated science."