We’ve been told to stay six feet away from others during the pandemic. But your gut probably tells you that’s not enough. As my kids will attest, I was screaming obscenities at people who sneezed without covering their mouths from across the room—and even across the street—long before it was a matter of life and death. So let’s get technical. “The heaviest coughs release about a quarter-teaspoon of fluid, with droplets dispersing quickly throughout the room. The simulation shows their spread over a minute, inside a room of about 600 square feet. Under other conditions, the particles could behave differently.” From the NYT: This 3-D Simulation of a Cough Shows Why Social Distancing Is So Important. (This gives new meaning to the phrase, persistent cough. Also, I’m never leaving the house again.)