Six and a Half Feet, Police Violence, and the Real Deal About Animals and Covid-19

A roundup of stories we’re reading about the coronavirus today

  • By now, staying six feet apart has become second nature for many Americans. But in a world where social distancing is the norm, farther is generally better. New research in The Lancet suggests two meters — that’s 6.5 feet — is better than one. As Charlotte Jee writes at the MIT Technology Review, this finding should inform reopening strategies around the world: “It’s clear from this…

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