MIT researchers: Risk of contracting COVID-19 indoors the same at 6ft and 60ft

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The risk of contracting COVID-19 indoors is the same when socially distanced six feet apart and 60 feet apart, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say.
1 year ago·Boston, United States

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