Being tall puts you at higher risk of contracting COVID-19

Being tall puts you at higher risk of contracting COVID-19
Virus magnet. The Doctors video, YouTube

[Ed. – Well, sure.  At least I don’t have that to worry about.]

People over six feet tall are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with the coronavirus, the results of a new survey reveal.

The global team of researchers, including experts from the University of Manchester and Open University, surveyed 2,000 people in the country, as well as the US, to determine whether their personal attributes, work and living practices might play a role in transmission, The Telegraph reported.

The results found that taller people are at a higher risk, which researchers say suggests that the contagion is spreading through the air — because height would not be a factor if the virus was only contractible through droplets, according to the report.

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