Trish Greenhalgh of the University of Oxford has suggested a jogger infected with COVID19 could pass it to a pedestrian as they run past “puffing and panting”. Her claim was carried by many major news outlets. But just how rooted is that claim in evidence or science?
Professor Trish Greenhalgh made several unsubstantiated claims on Good Morning Britain that could have profound effects on a large section of the UK population. She was neither challenged about her claims nor asked to verify them.
Meaning well doesn’t always mean that well is done. When you don’t know something it’s best not to suggest expertise in the area as the result is ultimately harm. The opposite of your intentions.