Kevin Bae

Non-Social in a Socially Networked World

MIT study shows social distancing is a farce

MIT did a study that shows there is no difference between being 6 feet apart or 60 feet apart when dealing with COVID-19 transmission. And that’s with or without a mask.

The risk of being exposed to Covid-19 indoors is as great at 60 feet as it is at 6 feet — even when wearing a mask, according to a new study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers who challenge social distancing guidelines adopted across the world.

MIT professors Martin Z. Bazant, who teaches chemical engineering and applied mathematics, and John W.M. Bush, who teaches applied mathematics, developed a method of calculating exposure risk to Covid-19 in an indoor setting that factors in a variety of issues that could affect transmission, including the amount of time spent inside, air filtration and circulation, immunization, variant strains, mask use, and even respiratory activity such as breathing, eating, speaking or singing.


If you’re gonna get it you’re gonna get it. Take as many precautions as you can but the virus will do what viruses do and that’s jump from person to person to person. This won’t end until it moves through the population. End the lockdowns now.