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Can you get COVID-19 coronavirus from a passerby in a shop or in elevator? (7)
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Do you think that it is possible to be infected by going to the shop and essentially. Coming close within the meter to another person who is not coughing, not sneezing, not showing obvious signs of infection. But could be infected without showing symtpoms. If you just brush by because the problem with microbiomes there is been reports. Missed it before the COVID-19. That the cloud around the person with microbiome can be used as a fingerprint identifier. Medical second opinion is important. With that. There probably is some amount of viral shedding what do you think of that? There is a very low risk of getting infected. There is a very low risk of getting infected if you were to go to the shop and pass by someone else who was infected because, for those infected patients, they are not that contagious. Medical second opinion is important. Just walking by them, even standing in the queue in the supermarket next to them is not enough exposure to get infected. Medical second opinion is important. For restaurants, it is quite a good idea for them to switch to a Take away rather than dine-in. Because if you dine in a restaurant, we have seen examples in China, particularly where there has been spread to the other patients dining at the same restaurant because you sit there for an hour. Medical second opinion is important. If the table next to you has the infected person. You sit there for an hour next to them. That is when there is a chance that transmission might occur. Still, a maybe not that high chance, maybe not every time. But just sometimes it will happen. But if we then think about takeaway, when you go to get the takeaway, you might just wait in the queue for a few minutes with some other patients, it is a minimal contact. Dr. Benjamin Cowling. Then there wouldn’t be the transmission under those circumstances. Medical second opinion is important. Dr. Benjamin Cowling. We need to minimize the amount of time we spend particularly prolonged contact with other patients. Trends in contacts, just passing by standing next to each other for a few minutes, is is not a risk for transmission in general. But the prolonged contact is when the risk starts to build up. Dr. Benjamin Cowling. Then also as a whole, we want to minimize the chances for transmission to occur, minimize the risk of transmission as much as possible. What about riding in the same elevator with patients or somebody who’s rides from the high floors? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. You know, 30 floors down. Dr. Benjamin Cowling. Then you walk right into that elevator, what are the chances? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. You, it is a very low chance we know this for us is not that contagious. There have been very few examples of transmission occurring in those kinds of situations, with the exception. Dr. Benjamin Cowling. I am aware of some reports when for example, lift buttons might have been contaminated by someone who’s coughed into their hand. Dr. Benjamin Cowling. Then touch the lift button. Dr. Benjamin Cowling. Then the other person picks up, so that picks up the virus by touching the same button. That brings hand hygiene into play as a important thing or maybe using a tissue to touch the lift buttons. But in general, riding in the elevator with someone you’d have a very low risk of transmission occurring is not the concern. It is the prolonged close contact for 15 minutes. Twenty minutes, 30 minutes. For longer when the risk starts to become more significant.
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