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Study Finds Men Over 6-feet Tall Twice As Likely To Catch COVID-19

Tall people might be more likely to contract COVID-19. Data of 2,000 people in the U.K. and the U.S., shows that men 6-feet or taller were twice as likely to get COVID-19. Women the same height also faced higher odds, but there were so few in the study. They didn’t consider their results reliable. Scientists say the findings do not necessarily mean that taller people are somehow more genetically prone to the virus. Still, it could signify that the virus spreads through tiny particles in the air that linger after being exhaled. They note that tall people would not be at higher risk if the virus spread through sneezing or coughing, which produces larger droplets that fall to the ground more quickly. Earlier this month, World Health Organization scientists admitted there is “evidence emerging” that the coronavirus can spread through the air.

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