Is COVID-19 sexually transmitted?

Questions about hand dryers, horseshoe crabs and more.
2:27 | 09/23/20

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Do you think of the new questions moving along a tell our viewers about corona virus risks and oxygen masks and of course joining us with that so the first question and I notice he's been blocked off in a few public restrooms that are happening. Should we avoid air hand dryers in public places so. There's no official data on us and others they haven't tested paper towels and these haired in these hand dryers head to head. But there is the assumption that they can Paris analyze particles and their four spread them throughout the bathroom of corona virus and other. Respiratory pathogens of course but remember also the assumption is that your hands are clean and when you're using them. So various public health agencies are saying well paper towels probably more hygienic. But if you don't have a choice go ahead and use them I think the key is wash your hands while. You think yes I love these questions always something you have a lot of rain that's a good question TJ learned something from questions have understood what was the next question I read it horseshoe crap since the play a role in vaccine development. How does that work. This is such an interesting scientific question you guys so. Horseshoe crabs actually have a chemical substance in them that is used to detect bacterial contamination in vaccines. So pharmaceutical companies. Have to actually get this from horseshoe crab blood they have. To get about a half a million Atlantic horseshoe crabs every year conservationists are not happy about this because it is making. A dent in a negative way in the horseshoe crab population. There is a chemical. You know substance that can be used but in the US were not allowing that chemical substitutes so. We are getting this substance from actual portion crabs and it is to. Bacterial contamination in vaccines when wetlands and when it is fascinating and here's one not sure a lot of people happens question. Is covic nineteen sexually transmitted. Still what a loaded question do you do we have like an hour on this no evidence that it's transmitted in semen however. Remember at the basics prolonged close contact. Sosa live you know obviously when you're having sexual encounter there is prolonged close contacts so it is. Not a low risk activity for quote the transmission. This. Was the great I could you weigh under Edwards today. All right if you can submit more of these outstanding questions that doctor has been on it as the graphic doctor day tested refusal to face again.

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