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This story is making the rounds today, partly because the finding is counterintuitive and partly because it supports the conservative case against capacity restrictions on businesses. If your risk of infection is the same indoors no matter where you are relative to someone else then what’s the point of trying to keep people physically distanced from each other by limiting capacity?
Imagine a sealed room that’s been filled with gas due to a leak. The leak has now stopped, but those gas particles have been dispersing and circulating around the room for hours such that their concentration in any one part of the room is basically the same as it is anywhere else. If you were to walk into the room, you’d be at equal risk of suffocating no matter where you stood.
But now imagine that you walked in and the gas leak was still happening. Doesn’t common sense tell you that you’d inhale more gas and be at greater risk the closer you got to the source of the leak? The gas would be more concentrated in the space around the point of origin and less concentrated further away.
The point of the MIT study, as I understand it, is that COVID particles operate the same way gas does in the first scenario. If there’s a certain amount of aerosolized virus lingering in the air in an indoor space *and* those particles have had sufficient time to disperse around the room, then the concentration at any single point in the room is apt to be the same as it is anywhere else. Whether you’re standing six feet from another person or 60 feet, you’re breathing in the same amount of SARS-CoV-2.
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Most “Conservative” News Outlets Are on the Big Tech Teat
Not long ago, conservative media was not beholden to anyone. Today, most sites are stuck on the Big Tech gravy train.
I’ll keep this short. The rise of Pandemic Panic Theater, massive voter fraud, and other “taboo” topics have neutered a majority of conservative news sites. You’ll notice they are very careful about what topics they tackle. Sure, they’ll attack Critical Race Theory, Antifa, and the Biden-Harris regime, but you won’t see them going after George Soros, Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, or the Deep State, among others.
The reason is simple. They are beholden to Big Tech, and Big Tech doesn’t allow certain topics to be discussed or they’ll cut you off. Far too many conservative news outlets rely on Google, Facebook, and Twitter for the bulk of their traffic. They depend on big checks from Google ads to keep the sites running. I don’t necessarily hold it against them. We all do what we need to do to survive. I just wish more would do like we have, which is to cut out Big Tech altogether.
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