Another reason not to go back to the office yet

The ventilation may make you sick.

According to a study from researchers at the University of Cambridge, “ventilation systems in many modern office buildings, which are designed to keep temperatures comfortable and increase energy efficiency, may increase the risk of exposure to the coronavirus”.

And for pretty obvious reasons, this is likely to be (far?) worse, they add, in winter months.

Two other points caught my eye in this report.

  1. They conclude that “masks are effective at reducing the spread of exhaled breath, and therefore droplets”, (I told you so), and
  2. ” They also claim that “laughing, in particular, creates a large disturbance, suggesting that if an infected person without a mask was laughing indoors, it would greatly increase the risk of transmission”, which is the first time, I believe, that a study has concluded that laughter can be harmful.

So, don’t stop laughing: It’s practically the only weapon to help us ease somewhat through these tough times.

Just be sure to wear a mask when you laugh hard around others.

Or do it alone.

Or inside.