I can't say I have a lot of interest in the topic, living out in the boonies, but I nonetheless appreciate GreatLaker's scholarly dissertation.
Sounds like you're assuming the current 2m buffer was determined by a medical "methodology" in the first place...All the high level medical advice says airborne transmission is very low risk and close proximity only where droplets transfer. I mean if there was any serious airborne potential they would have had a 10m-50m buffer, not a 2m one. IMO, you're overthinking this but it's your call.
James you cant make this stuff up Coronavirus-driven CO2 shortage threatens US food and water supply, officials saylonewolf, this board wouldn't be the same without you!
Except you did make it up. At least, you put a spin on the story, so let's look at the facts from the story:James you cant make this stuff up Coronavirus-driven CO2 shortage threatens US food and water supply, officials say
LOL, maybe the thing to do rather than buying a condo then is to look at buying and living in a tent pitched in the middle of a field or forest in that case.I agree with @peterk ... there is a lot of guesswork happening right now. I think health experts provide guidance, but they are guessing too. There was no time for controlled studies on these matters and we know very little about some of these matters.
I think it's worth being overly cautious at this point, because we still know so little. How airborne is this thing? I'd rather be safe than sorry.
Being cautious means things like mask usage, keeping lots of distance, and getting fresh air (not confined air) whenever possible.
Yes I will, and I don't know why you WOULD imagine that it is.I'd imagine it is and I don't know why you'd think otherwise but you're free to make your own assessment.
I doubt it was just "picked" but rather a reasonable safety distance many could understand. Actually, many have said 1 meter over the course of the pandemic but that likely increases your chances of contact (bumping into,brushing clothes,etc) with others to much so generally 2m is stated as a buffer.Yes I will, and I don't know why you WOULD imagine that it is.
How far does a cough, sneeze or moisture droplets from breath travel? 2m? Sure, maybe. Sounds low to me...
How wide are grocery store aisles? 2m
How far do you have to be apart before having a conversation is difficult? 2m
What makes for a good easy to read sign? 2 stick people separated by 2m
It's obviously just "the number" that was picked, likely as a compromise between competing desires among political influencers, and ultimately decided by someone based on those competing factors, practicality, and political calculation.