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Illustration: Kieran Blakey

The Nuance

6 Feet Apart Is the Gold Standard, but Should It Be?

It may have been the most bizarre card game in history.

Groups of men — some sick with the common cold, some healthy — sat around card tables for 12 hours, playing poker. The healthy men wore specially…



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Markham Heid

I’m a long-time contributor at TIME and other media orgs. I write mostly about health. I grew up in Michigan, but these days I live in southwest Germany.