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CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER: NYT Says Anti-COVID Barriers ‘Could Help Spread’ the Disease

A recent report from the New York Times is creating even more confusion for Big Apple business owners this week, claiming “clear barriers” that were previously recommended to separate patrons during the pandemic “may make things worse” in spreading the disease.

“Intuition tells us a plastic shield would be protective against germs. But scientists who study aerosols, air flow and ventilation say that much of the time, the barriers don’t help and probably give people a false sense of security. And sometimes the barriers can make things worse,” writes the New York Times.

“Research suggests that in some instances, a barrier protecting a clerk behind a checkout counter may redirect the germs to another worker or customer. Rows of clear plastic shields, like those you might find in a nail salon or classroom, can also impede normal air flow and ventilation,” adds the newspaper.

“If you have a forest of barriers in a classroom, it’s going to interfere with proper ventilation of that room,” said Linsey Marr, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech. “Everybody’s aerosols are going to be trapped and stuck there and building up, and they will end up spreading beyond your own desk.”

Other studies, including one published by Johns Hopkins University, found the barriers used in classrooms were “associated with an increased risk of coronavirus infection.”

Read the full report at the New York Times.

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7 responses to “CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER: NYT Says Anti-COVID Barriers ‘Could Help Spread’ the Disease”

  1. JPfaff1028 says:

    Duh, it’s prohibiting air flow right where the kid breathes, uncirculated air is an incubator of any virus.
    My job did the same thing and realized the flaws late last year

  2. KimNotTim says:

    It’s gonna go like this: Barriers don’t work. Masks don’t help. Even the vaccine can’t stop the spread. Welp – you’re all gonna have to go back to lockdown!

  3. thndrbrd says:

    LoL, well I guess Uncle Joe is using his COVID team to advise him in Afghanistan because both are failing. At least we are improving life so much that another race of people are going to have cause to sue the feds because of implicit bias, instead of perceived bias. #winning

  4. Etan-Ra says:

    you mean to say that no one really knows what’s going on and that they’re just throwing noodles at the wall. what a shocker.

  5. Wolv256 says:

    Yeah, but they succeeded in their purpose of making us feel uneasy and a little closer to being completely locked up in a cage like the globalists want, as well as being an expensive burden on small businesses. So they served their purpose. They did what they intended them to do.

  6. shunsin7 says:

    What’s next? Don’t tell me wearing the same dingy mask for 7+ days straight without washing could cause more infections than it prevents…

  7. Fool_Moony says:

    Madness. Pure Madness