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A photo of congresswoman Alexandria Occasio-Cortez blowing bubbles towards a child caused a stir on the internet because people thought she might have passed on coronavirus.

People decried AOC for removing her mask to blow "Covid bubbles" into a little girl's face.

The picture, taken in Queens, New York, raised a few eyebrows.

Right-wing podcast War Room 2020, who referred to AOC as "one of the key Karens on the whole mask thing" accused her of "blowing little Covid bubbles all over the place".

While removing her mask in public isn't exactly a great look for AOC, it's not as bad as it first seems.

Firstly, the child is (thankfully) wearing a mask. Secondly, as Dr Philip Lee points out, blowing bubbles doesn't actually spread coronavirus.

The whole reason we are constantly reminded to wash our hands is because soap, which bubbles are effectively made of, kills coronavirus.

One photo of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with her mask pulled down should not be enough to stop anyone from wearing one.

You can see footage of AOC blowing the bubbles in a campaign video that she shared on Instagram on 24 June.

And no, there's no such thing as 'Covid bubbles'...

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