Chalk Kills COVID!

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txgymfan

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Awesome! I just shared this with a friend that likes to climb.
 
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krc

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I sincerely hope this gets verified under review, but as one editor cautiously notes:

" EDITOR’S NOTE 7/27/2020: This early and limited study is no reason to alter operational procedures at any climbing facility – chalk has not been “proven” to affect Covid-19. This is interesting and potentially very impactful news for our industry, and we are covering it as such. The findings from this first research project still need to be formally released and peer reviewed. We can all hope these conclusions are confirmed with further rigorous research."
 

duyetanh

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The way the media goes from one extreme to the other, the next thing will be that it causes cancer....
 

wandrewsjr

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Right, but that's not how chalk might possibly kill COVID. This is all about surfaces.
Yes, that’s what I understand from this study too. So best case scenario from this research is we don’t have to worry about gymnasts sharing the same chalk block/bucket or cleaning bars between gymnasts(which is actually pretty great). It doesn’t say anything about gymnasts crowding around a chalk bucket breathing and coughing in each other’s faces, study wasn’t about chalk helping reduce transmission of airborne COVID in close contact situations.
 

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Hey, it is one less thing that gym parents have to worry about. I'll take it! Not that I ever thought getting it from chalk (or any other surface really) was a high probability but still is a reassurance.
 
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