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This common speaking method may be one reason why some countries have more COVID cases

2 Sep 2020

Researchers compared COVID-19 rates in 26 countries to the frequency of aspirated consonants in those countries.

In English, the letters P, T, and K are aspirated, meaning that when spoken, numerous small droplets fly from the mouth of the speaker, into the air. In times of COVID-19, this matters: It means that casual conversation in English may be more likely to potentially spread the virus.

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