This Could Be The Next Best Way To Slow The Spread Of Coronavirus

And It's Not With A Mask

September 2, 2020
Wicker and Wilde

Uh oh.....Wicker and Wilde having to keep quiet??  Maybe!  Researchers say it could really help stop the virus spread if we all talked less and talked quieter in public.  In fact, just talking quietly instead of yelling reduces the risk of transmitting coronavirus as much as wearing a mask. 

Scientists know the spread of the virus, at least partially, happens when we laugh or talk loudly. Well, so like they do in Japan, maybe we just needs to speak more quietly, as is the norm in Japan or be silent all together. "Talking less, more quietly, or not at all limits the manufacture of both large droplets and aerosols. When you breathe or whisper, your respiratory system doesn’t emit large droplets. ".....compared with yelling, quiet talking reduces aerosols by a factor of five; being completely silent reduces them by a factor of about 50. That means talking quietly, rather than yelling, reduces the risk of viral transmission by a degree comparable to properly wearing a mask."


Read the FuLL Article but that's really the gist of it.  Maybe silence really is golden and healthy.