Compared to coughing, talking is more risky to spread Covid-19


Suara.com – We have come to a time when someone coughs or sneezes in a public area, it makes a lot of people immediately uncomfortable.

This all happened due to the stigma of Covid-19 which is currently endemic throughout the world, including Indonesia.

Coughing and sneezing are said to spread tiny particles that put others at risk of infection.

But according to one study, talking is more at risk of transmitting Covid-19 faster than coughing.

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Quoting Live Science, Thursday (21/1/2021), talking is more at risk of transmitting Covid-19 than coughing, especially if you are in a room with poor ventilation or air circulation.

The study, published Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society, found that the virus can spread as far as two meters in seconds, if speaking in a poorly ventilated room.

The researchers used a mathematical model to find out how Covid-19 spreads indoors, depending on the size of the room, the number of people, how well the air is ventilated and whether people wear masks.

The results found that when two people without masks were in a poorly ventilated room, talking a lot was more at risk of contracting and transmitting the virus than people who only had a short cough.

This is because when we speak we produce small droplets of saliva or droplets that float in the air, spread out and accumulate in a poorly ventilated room.

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Talking produces small droplets that float in the air and spread, but coughing produces large droplets that fall directly to the floor or ground.


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