So what is the complicated science behind this six food/two meter social distancing rule implemented by government around the world because of the COVID-19 pandemic?
According to Robert Dingwall, a sociology professor at England’s Nottingham Trent University, the number was basically drawn out of a hat, because there is no science behind it.
According to an article in the Daily Mail:
“Robert Dingwall, from the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag), said the rule was ‘conjured up out of nowhere‘.”
In the article, Dingwall confessed a one-meter gap is probably all that is needed.
But we shouldn’t be shocked, because “exaggeration” seems to be the motto for this pandemic.
Then in an interview with Radio 4, Dingwall suggested the UK’s government’s social distancing mandate was actually dangerous for society:
“We cannot sustain [social distancing measures] without causing serious damage to society, to the economy and to the physical and mental health of the population.”