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Flashback: You Can't Catch A Cold From Kissing, But You Can from Holding Hands, Says Expert

A recent survey of 1,000 people conducted by Otrivine found that 91% of Brits wrongly believe that you can catch a cold via kissing.

This has led to over half (57%) of Brits rejecting a kiss with a cold-suffering date, with women less likely to pucker up than men (70% vs 44%).

Commenting on the survey, Professor Ron Eccles, director the Common Cold Centre at Cardiff University explained that the cold virus is spread through mucus, not saliva.

"The common cold virus travels in the mucus from the respiratory system, so unless you have a bad cough, and some of the respiratory mucus has made its way into your saliva, the cold virus will not be transmitted by kissing," he said.

Umm ... if someone is asymptomatic but tests Covid positive doesn't this mean they won't spread the virus when they speak because they're producing no mucus?

https://www.medicaldaily.com/speak-softly-reduce-covid-spread-455807

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