Study Shows Tall People Are Twice As Likely to Get COVID-19

Good news for those six feet and below.

Being tall has always been socially desirable. That's not to say that having your height in check is advantageous in every way. A new study says people who are over six feet tall are twice as likely to contract COVID-19.

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Over 2,000 people were surveyed to figure out if personal attributes and other practices had anything to do with virus transmission.

Researchers, as well as experts from the University of Machester and Open University, have concluded that taller people are at higher risk of the virus. Naturally, it's because of another recent discovery that COVID-19 is transmitted through the air.

In closed spaces and poorly-ventilated areas, aerosols can accumulate which are a threat to those that are taller.

"The results of this survey in terms of associations between height and diagnosis suggest downward droplet transmission is not the only transmission mechanism and aerosol transmission is possible," says University of Manchester professor Evan Kontopantelis.

Who says being short doesn't have its advantages?

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