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

Exploring the origins, and difficulties, of the 6-foot rule

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

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.

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