Gloves are a terrible idea.

By: Waldorf

Why do you think nurses and other health care professionals change their gloves 30 times a day?  Because gloves become contaminated every single time they're used.  If the public were asked to wear gloves, they'd just be spreading more germs than they already are because they'd have a false sense of security -- yes, even more than they already do with masks, which obviously aren't foolproof even if they are certainly better than nothing.  

No, gloves would totally fuck this whole thing up even worse.  It's about cleaning surfaces as often as possible, but also about not touching your face until after you've washed your hands.  Wearing gloves everywhere would be a disaster.

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