20 meters distance is necessary? Researchers are criticizing a study to Sport during Corona periods

A team of researchers from Belgium and the Netherlands made last week, headlines around the world. It is claimed that for some sports, a minimum distance of up to 20 meters in the open would be necessary, to the spread of Sars-CoV-2 curb. Critics point to the approach of the team.

“Sports of up to 20 meters safety distance is not required,” is the realization of a study of Belgian and Dutch scientists, the 7. April was mentioned for the first time online, and shortly thereafter went viral. Also, FOCUS Online reported. Bert Block, the main author of the study, had to since your Appear, however, been much criticized.

Study was initially published even

A big Problem, the scientists also see in it: the study was published before "peer reviewed", so scientifically against checked was. Yet fierce in criticism: First of all, was not published in the study but only the article in a Belgian newspaper, and the Block had a talk about his results. This article he himself was shortly thereafter translated into English online.

And since “up to 20 meters distance from the vehicle in front” is not only a great contrast to the previously recommended one to two meters, but especially in the big cities is hardly feasible, be described by some critics as the first published results of the study as counter-productive and frustration-making, could be interpreted their results very easily in the wrong.

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