Germ Warfare: See How Far Germs From A Sneeze Can Travel!


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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.

Dr. Travis Stork (aka The Bachelor) said something to this effect:

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.

Interesting, right?

I always wondered just how far sneeze spew could reach…

The Takeaway

  • 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!

Happy travels!…

Hopefully, at this point in time, everyone is covering their mouth or doing the sleeve sneeze.

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