Can tear gas and pepper spray increase virus spread?

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Can tear gas and pepper spray increase virus spread?

A protester tries to talk the police back amid tear gas May 31 in downtown Atlanta, as protests continued across the country over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Police deployment of tear gas, pepper spray and chemical agents on protesters has raised concern that the practice may have increased the spread of the coronavirus.

Can tear gas and pepper spray increase virus spread?

A protester tries to talk the police back amid tear gas May 31 in downtown Atlanta, as protests continued across the country over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Police deployment of tear gas, pepper spray and chemical agents on protesters has raised concern that the practice may have increased the spread of the coronavirus.
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