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Surgical masks - do they prevent the spread of disease?

Now and then you see something like this when looking at pictures from Japan: There are supposedly many reasons for this, but one is, quoting a summary from Wikipedia: Surgical masks are popularly ...
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Is standing apart 2m an appropriate Social Distancing measure for choirs

In our choir, we are discussing measures to slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus in our community. However, I lack understanding about how the virus spreads in a closed room. The German Public ...
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New Covid December 2020 mutation in UK and its consequences [closed]

The new Covid December 2020 mutation in UK is believed to be 70% more contagious than the original version. Could one reason be that Airborne transmission by normal breathing is now a dominant form of ...
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With regard to COVID-19 what happens to droplets after coughing or sneezing?

Let's say 15 minutes after a person coughs or sneezes, where does the droplet go? Up in the air and down to the ground? Is it different inside a building?