While I’m not sure that the TV show The Doctors is the best resource for answers to all of your everyday health questions, I heard something on the show yesterday that made me pause.
They were talking about sneezing and how far the germs from a sneeze could travel and affect other people.
Generally speaking, germs from sneezes can spread up to 3 to 5 feet.
This Discovery Channel video also discusses how germs spread from a sneeze:
Sneezing On A Plane
Dr. Travis Stork on The Doctors also said when you’re on a plane, people sitting within 10 rows of someone who’s sneezed could technically be within the range of those germs — over time (as the air continues to circulate on board the plane).
He did say that the air filters on plans do a good job.
But the point was how far germs from a sneeze have the potential to spread.
I always wondered just how far sneeze spew could reach…
- So now, whenever someone is about to sneeze in person, try to move farther than 5 feet away from them.
- And if you’re on a plane when someone sneezes, count the number of rows between you and them. If it’s less than 10, you better take some Airborne right away or some other immunity-booster!
Hopefully, at this point in time, everyone is covering their mouth or doing the sleeve sneeze.