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Coronavirus FAQ: Is the 6-foot rule debunked? Or does distance still protect you?

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Now here we are in the summer of 2024. There’s a new, more transmissible variant of COVID-19 circulating and CDC is predicting a summer surge.

This new variant is not considered as likely as past variants to bring on severe disease. But there are people who face a greater risk of serious COVID because of age or infirmities. And no one wants to get sick right before or during a trip.

So the frequently asked question is: Does distancing yourself from others who could be contagious with COVID-19 help in any way? Or has the idea of distance been debunked?

To answer those questions, let’s start by digging into distance.


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