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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:38 PM

Can a person transmit the coronavirus simply by breathing on someone?

This question was asked of Dr. Gupta on CNN. His answer, if the virus is in the back of the throat of someone with the virus, then it is possible-if you are within a couple of feet. I cannot locate Gupta's video, but here is one on youtube discussing the subject:


Next question (now, this is just a question not medical advice): What if someone who has the virus drinks strong alcohol, would it not kill the virus in the back of the throat?

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Reply Can a person transmit the coronavirus simply by breathing on someone? (Original post)
Blueplanet Apr 2020 OP
ProudMNDemocrat Apr 2020 #1
TheBlackAdder Apr 2020 #17
genxlib Apr 2020 #2
Yavin4 Apr 2020 #5
Leghorn21 Apr 2020 #7
DBoon Apr 2020 #8
Jamastiene Apr 2020 #9
LisaL Apr 2020 #3
unblock Apr 2020 #4
A HERETIC I AM Apr 2020 #10
unblock Apr 2020 #12
A HERETIC I AM Apr 2020 #13
Jamastiene Apr 2020 #11
Blueplanet Apr 2020 #18
unblock Apr 2020 #20
Blueplanet Apr 2020 #22
The Magistrate Apr 2020 #6
liberalmuse Apr 2020 #14
scarletwoman Apr 2020 #15
madinmaryland Apr 2020 #24
TheBlackAdder Apr 2020 #16
LonePirate Apr 2020 #19
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2020 #21
Blueplanet Apr 2020 #25
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2020 #28
msongs Apr 2020 #23
Snake Plissken Apr 2020 #26
SheltieLover Apr 2020 #27

Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:41 PM

1. Yes


There are microscopic water vapors that come from breath.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 04:00 PM

17. I wonder if somatic shedding, and those tiny skin particles would carry it too, like other viruses.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:44 PM

2. If you are advocating for strong liquor to save the human race

I'm in.

It might not work but at least I won't care.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:46 PM

5. What have you got to lose? n/t

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:47 PM

7. His liver?

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:47 PM

8. less toxic than hydroxychloroquine

much more fun, too

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Response to genxlib (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:49 PM

9. Me too.

I have been hoping that will turn out to be the preventative they will suggest.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:44 PM

3. Yes.

You can infect someone by just breathing at them. As for drinking alcohol to prevent infection, how long do you think it's going to stay in the back of your throat?

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:45 PM

4. drinking alcohol might destroy a portion of the virus that's in the direct pathway of the virus,

but that's really not going to be of much help because the vast majority of the virus isn't just hanging around in your esophagus.

the alcohol won't reach the virus that's in your lungs, or the back of your nasal cavity, etc.

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Response to unblock (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:50 PM

10. Ok....what if....and hear me out, now....what if we....

set up tiny little poker tables for them, and enticed them to hang around using stripper viruses, dancing on top of the tables? With poles and pasties and naughty virus stripper lingerie...the whole shebang.

I think this might work.

Every throat in the country needs a tiny Coronavirus nightclub set up, so that they are right up there, drunk and disorderly, ready to be expelled on a whim.

Whaddya think?

Workable?


Look...I'm fucking desperate here, and it HAS to be as good an idea as using a fucking Malaria drug on this lil' mofo.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:53 PM

12. i'm guessing maybe you've already dipped into that alcohol treatment?



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Response to unblock (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:55 PM

13. Moi?!? Nooooooooo.....

Ok, yes. A bit. Some. Yeah.


Vodka Tonic while the warm beer I bought cools in the freezer....


BUT STILL!


IT COULD WORK!!!


We just need to find a really tiny furniture maker.

I mean....fucking tiny.

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Response to unblock (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:51 PM

11. Well, that sucks.

I was kind of hoping alcohol drinking could become a preventative. Ok, so only jokingly, but still, I need to find humor in all of the horror.

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Response to unblock (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 04:02 PM

18. Understood

But can it help to prevent ones who have the virus from spreading it?

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Response to Blueplanet (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 04:08 PM

20. not likely to any reasonable extent.

maybe for a few moments, slightly. mouthwash with alcohol works to some small extent as well.

but if you're actively sick, you've still got virus in the nasal cavity, in the lungs, so a few rounds of breathing and a cough or a sneeze and it's all undone.

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Response to unblock (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 04:46 PM

22. Don't know what to say!

Thank you unblock.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:47 PM

6. Present Research, Sir

Suggests the virus can remain viable in quite small bits of water, that are light enough to remain in the air for some time, unlike the larger droplets ejected by a sneeze of a cough, which are heavy enough to drift down quickly.

The sun is always over the yardarm somewhere, but the suggested procedure, though pleasant, one suspects would not achieve much by way of anti-viral effect.

However....

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:56 PM

14. Talking loudly produces droplets that hang in the air for hours.

Those people yelling at our grocery clerks and other service workers are endangering these people's lives.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:58 PM

15. Re: consumption of alcoholic drinks - it would need to be 140 proof,

and I think you'd need to gargle it, not just swallow it.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 05:45 PM

24. Most people would be hammered after doing a couple of shots of that!

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 03:58 PM

16. Apparently, not if you're in an Evangelical church! 😂

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 04:05 PM

19. All of these medical professionals afflicted with it suggests aerial transmission from breathing.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 04:42 PM

21. For an amusing take on this,

watch the movie Grabbers. It's available on Hulu.

A small Irish island is invaded by aliens of some sort, and the inhabitants quickly learn that if they stay drunk, the aliens won't kill them. It's a hoot.

Here's a link to the trailer.

https://www.imdb.com/video/vi358393369?playlistId=tt1525366&ref_=tt_ov_vi

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #21)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:47 PM

25. Thank you PoindexterOglethorpe

For the trailer. Interesting-I'll try to find the movie.

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Response to Blueplanet (Reply #25)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 08:11 PM

28. If you have Hulu you can watch it there.

It's also available on Amazon.

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 05:26 PM

23. one suspects if one could get it from 50 ft away the whole planet would be sick by now nt

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:55 PM

26. Absolutely, COVID-19 is 0.125 microns which is less than 5 millions of an inch

To give something to compare that to, a dust particle that can be easily inhaled without you even seeing it is roughly 5 microns or 200 millions of an inch

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Response to Blueplanet (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:56 PM

27. Research reflects aerosoluzed particles hang in air for up to 3 hrs

[link:https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-long-coronavirus-lives-in-air_l_5e873e03c5b6a9491835668b|

A few large choirs have had multiple positives following large practices, so my nonmedical guess us yes.

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