Mythbusters proved that infectious droplets from a sneeze can travel up to around 17-18 feet.
Around 1:20 in on the vid.
It’s a little disturbing, because they used red food coloring to be able to gauge the distance. But yeah, when you launch one, it goes pretty far... Yikes...
I can flick boogers further.
I saw a guy vaping the other day, and saw his exhaled mist travel across a street. It’s really hard to avoid exposure.
Does it travel at ludicrous speed?
A sneeze “MAY” travel 26 feet.
And an asteroid “MAY” hit earth.
And sheeps’ bladders “MAY” be employed to prevent earthquakes.
Pure BS. Maybe in a hurricane.
This has been known for quite a while. I recall studies 30 years ago showing this. It includes trajectory, and that distance is mostly out of the mouth. This is why those sneezing should cover the mouth and nose when they do so.
The 6’ is more about probabilities. If you want absolutes, just don’t be in or pass through the same room, or building with shared air circulation. Still won’t get you there, but likely close enough, especially considering the drop-off in viral loads.