The past two months have brought forth a flurry of recommendations, rapidly evolving and occasionally contradictory, on battling the coronavirus.

Fortunately, no one has suggested we stop running and walking for exercise (and stress relief), but this week an academic paper concluded that the 6-foot distance isn’t enough for runners.

Bernice Torregrossa: bernice92@aol.com.

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Bailey Jones

Your perfume analogy is a good one. I've had restaurant meals ruined by women's love of scent. Maybe we should all start wearing it - if you can smell me, you're too close.

I like your aerodynamic argument as well. It reminds me of those vapor recover gas pumps we had a few years back. After pumping you were advised to leave the spigot in your tank for a few seconds to let the system suck all the vapors back into the pump (I guess, I never really knew what that was all about). I've thought about this as I dance with people in the grocery store aisles trying to maintain our distance. Maybe the guidance shouldn't be "stay six feet away from people", but "stay six feet away from anywhere people have been in the last several seconds".

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