According to The Telegraph, a global team of academics, including experts from the University of Manchester and the Open University, questioned 2,000 people in the UK and the US to see if their personal characteristics, employment and living habits might play a part in transmission.
According to the findings, taller persons are at a higher risk, which researchers believe indicates that the virus is spreading through the air, as height would not be a factor if the virus could only be contracted by droplets.
Professor Evan Kontopantelis of the University of Manchester told the outlet, "The results of our analysis in terms of connections between height and diagnosis imply downward droplet transmission is not the only transmission mechanism and aerosol transmission is feasible."
"Other research have suggested this, but our way of validation is unique," he noted.
"While social separation is still crucial because transmission by droplets is still a possibility, mask-wearing appears to be as as — if not more — effective in preventing transmission. However, air purification in indoor spaces should be investigated further."
According to the paper, droplets are larger than aerosols and are thought to travel relatively short distances before plummeting from the air. Aerosols, on the other hand, which can accumulate in poorly ventilated locations, are moved by air currents.
The study also discovered that sharing a kitchen or lodging played a significant influence, particularly in the United States, where those circumstances increased the risk of catching the bug by 3.5 times.
The risks were 1.7 times higher in the United Kingdom.
However, because this study does not account for other characteristics, it is impossible to say whether being tall increases your risk of Covid-19. For example, rather than tallness itself, something about the lifestyles of males over six feet could account for them being more exposed to or likely to catch Covid-19.
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