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Hello....We Went For A Walk Tonight Alone....a Young Teenager Rode

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Posted on Wed, 24 Jun 2020
Question: Hello....We went for a walk tonight alone....a young teenager rode past on a skateboard and smoking.....we waited then crossed the street and smelled the smoke....we are now concerned about Covid?
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No covid is not of concern

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

Covid virus is not suspended in air/smoke. Only if somebody smokes directly to your face there can be a theoretical risk. The aerosols which carry virus fall away quickly and can't remain suspended in air.

So I think you are safe.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh (10 hours later)
Thanks. I didn’t realize this was a duplicate. Another dr said if we weren’t wearing masks we should be concerned. I am now confused
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Still I think there is nothing to worry

Detailed Answer:
As I explained, aerosols aren't really suspended for so long. So chances are really really low.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Hello....We Went For A Walk Tonight Alone....a Young Teenager Rode

Brief Answer: No covid is not of concern Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query. Covid virus is not suspended in air/smoke. Only if somebody smokes directly to your face there can be a theoretical risk. The aerosols which carry virus fall away quickly and can't remain suspended in air. So I think you are safe. Regards