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originally posted by: LookingAtMars
a reply to: Liquesence
While experts agree the great outdoors reduces the risk of virus transmission as compared to confined areas with stagnant air, they also say there is still a theoretical risk. Critical factors influencing virus transmission from an infectious person to a susceptible person involve physical distancing, duration of time together and surrounding ventilation, doctors say.
Coronavirus Published May 20 Can I get coronavirus outside? Experts talk wind dispersal, provide safety tips
The protesters were not following the safety tips.
Protests against systemic racism held in 300-plus U.S. cities following the death of George Floyd did not cause a significant increase in coronavirus infections, according to a team of economists who have published their findings in a 60-page paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research; these somewhat surprising results are supported by Covid-19 testing data in many populous cities where demonstrations were held.
Consensus is outdoor activities don't contribute as much to spikes as indoor activities where there is little social distancing (and w/o masks).