Say It Without Spraying It: How to Breathe and Talk During a Pandemic

A simple guide to the unexpected ways our mouths spread the coronavirus — and what we can do to contain it

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Ostracize the mouth breathers

Count to five

Reduce indoor physical exertion around others

Increase ventilation

Wear face masks


Shush the loudest people

Lower the background noise

Silence at the meal table

Order shots, not margaritas

Stop squealing “eeeeh!”

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