The coronavirus could be even more contagious and dangerous than we assume, and one scientist warned us that a super-risky place to be is near the ocean, at least the Pacific Ocean.
Kim Prather, an atmospheric chemist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, believes that coronavirus could enter the Pacific and then transfer back into the air along the California coast and infect anyone surfing, swimming, or simply taking a walk on the beach.
Kim, who lives in San Diego, said: “I wouldn’t go in the water if you paid me $1 million right now.”
According to her research, she found out the ocean contains all kinds of pathogens and continuously sprays these particles into the air.
The scary part is that coronavirus is light enough to float through the air.
In translation, social distancing does not work with the ocean.
She drives the point home by adding: “It’s not going to kill you if you miss a few surfing sessions, but it could if you go out there and get in the wrong air.”
Her warning comes as the world’s scientists are trying to determine if coronavirus could spread by more than only sneezes and coughs.
Even Dr. Fauci’s publicly hinted that the virus could be more airborne than we initially thought. Because of that, it is essential to cover our faces.
In addition, beaches around the country are closing to keep people from gathering in big groups and possibly infecting each other.
Clearly, Kim Prather suggests that going to the beach should not be allowed for anyone.