Watch this and you’ll want to be 60 feet apart, not six. The top one is coughing, the bottom one, sneezing.

Via Khoi Vinh ( “This video produced by researchers at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar demonstrates the effect on the air surrounding a person when they cough. Starting clockwise at top left, it shows as a baseline the air flow during normal breathing, then while coughing unrestricted, while coughing into the hand, while coughing into the elbow, while coughing into a dust mask, and finally while coughing into a surgical mask.”

Here’s one of coughing if that one wasn’t gross enough for you.

My Favorite Coronavirus Story

I hope this is true. Crain’s New York and other are reporting that the coronavirus pandemic is having a side benefit that I find wonderful (if true). All the dogs and cats in New York and the NYC area have been adopted.

via: Crain’s New York | “Of all the shortages created by the coronavirus pandemic—the toilet paper and the hand sanitizer and the bottled water—the oddest of them all has to be dogs. Oh, and cats too. That’s right, in the New York city area, the epicenter of the disease, there is suddenly a run on pets. At least of the adopted or fostered kind. Muddy Paws Rescue and Best Friends Animal Society are reporting shelters they work with are either all out of or almost out of cats and dogs after a surge in applications of as much as 10-fold in the past two weeks.

I will say emphatically that having our dog at our feet all day brings some comfort to me.

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PS: I wonder if our dog, Button, is looking up to us and saying, “why are you people at home all day — why aren’t you out there getting me dog food.”