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Is two metres social distancing really enough?

Social distancing is one of they key measures to take when seeking to minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission. The generally accepted safe distance is two-metres. But is this enough? New research sheds doubt.

Op-Ed: New research into social distancing and a second COVID-19 wave

London - What was the impact in different areas where social distancing, as a key measure to reduce COVID-19 infection, was introduced too early? What does this tell us about the risks should a second wave occur. New research is examined.

Older people take social distancing more seriously than the young

Physical distancing is the primary method for reducing transmission of coronavirus. However, the practice of this health measure varies across different demographic groups, according to a new study looking at the U.S.

Op-Ed: We may be relying on flawed COVID-19 model for reopening country

A widely followed model for projecting Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. is producing seemingly unpredictable results and now epidemiologists are criticizing it as flawed and misleading for both the public and policymakers.

Op-Ed: The evidence says social distancing to prevent COVID-19 works

London - In this third article on coronavirus and preventative measures that can be taken to reduce the potential for developing COVID-19, the evidence to support social distancing is examined.

Fauci calls for continuing social-distancing regulations

Dr. Anthony Fauci expressed doubt on Sunday that the White House would lift its social distancing guidelines at the end of its 15-day time frame, saying “It's going to be a matter of weeks."

Scientists worry about spread of COVID-19 in Africa

Johannesburg - The coronavirus has now been confirmed in at least 30 of Africa’s 54 countries, officials said Monday, and regional power South Africa warned of a new crisis once the virus begins to spread at home and into crowded low-income communities.
 

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People undertaking social distancing  during COVID-19.
People undertaking social distancing, during COVID-19.
People at work physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
People at work physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tim Sandle  pharmaceutical microbiologist  science writer and journalist.
Tim Sandle, pharmaceutical microbiologist, science writer and journalist.
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Poster reminding people to socially distance during a pandemic.
Poster reminding people to socially distance during a pandemic.
People lining up outside a supermarket in the U.K.  following social distancing restrictions due to ...
People lining up outside a supermarket in the U.K., following social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19.
New form of face mask? People are trying different ways for social distancing.
New form of face mask? People are trying different ways for social distancing.
A sign encouraging social distancing to stop the spread of coronavirus is displayed in a park in New...
A sign encouraging social distancing to stop the spread of coronavirus is displayed in a park in New Jersey, with the New York city skyline in the background
Kena Betancur, AFP
COVID-19 signage  promoting social distancing - St Albans  UK
COVID-19 signage, promoting social distancing - St Albans, UK
Social distancing sign  City of St. Albans
Social distancing sign, City of St. Albans

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