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Old 03-30-2020, 08:28 PM
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I thought this was an interesting article. It suggests COVID 19 could be spread through the air. Perhaps this will "sink in" to those not taking social distancing seriously. (Please don't comment on the source... this came across a newsfeed app, which features news from many different sources).

Coronavirus could be airborne, study suggests | Fox News

This is another really interesting article:
Choir decided to have rehearsal. Now dozens have COVID-19 and 2 are dead - StarTribune.com

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Old 03-30-2020, 09:23 PM
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It's already been determined that if someone sneezes close to where you are, the germs can carry through the air to you. Same as a cough, or clearing your throat, or over-pronouncing a word that starts with a plosive (such as "tough" or "scatter" or "puppy"). Anything that can cause saliva to exit your mouth into the air - is something that can cause your germs to be - in the air.

Of course - saliva weighs more than air, and so it won't be in the air for very long. So unless you're standing close to that person (or within 10 feet of someone sneezing directly at you), the "airborne" germs are not going to be much of a thing.
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Old 03-30-2020, 09:28 PM
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Had to stop biking since golf cart's had too many smokers blowing the smoke in your face. Yes, exhaling smoke and blowing smoke makes it travel further then a normal breathe. Thus more reason for concern. Just think of all the smokers in Italy and their rate.
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Had to stop biking since golf cart's had too many smokers blowing the smoke in your face. Yes, exhaling smoke and blowing smoke makes it travel further then a normal breathe. Thus more reason for concern. Just think of all the smokers in Italy and their rate.
They smoke dope in Italy? Yep, I’d be concerned around here.
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