“CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask (sic) to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19.
While much debate continues to surround the effectiveness of wearing a face mask in public, infectious diseases physician Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti says the answer to whether or not gloves will prevent someone from contracting COVID-19 is much clearer.There is no debate about wearing masks. Neither the CDC nor WHO recommends the wearing of masks- I've covered this previously. And am reminding readers of this truth yet again.
The post below mentions the problems with mask wearing including previous studies..
Continuing on with the glove wearing. Gloves are garbage. Filth. I'm wondering where the 'green' crowd is... on the petrochemical gloves and filthy masks being dumped everywhere.
|Link "Most masks aren’t much good at filtering COVID-19"|
“In public, [wearing gloves] is unnecessary,” Chakrabarti told CTVNews.ca on Thursday. “What I find is that when people are wearing gloves in public, they often wear the same set of gloves everywhere.
“By doing this, you actually are paradoxically putting yourself more at risk for infections.”
Touching various surfaces with the same pair of disposable gloves can not only spread harmful germs, but also transmit the virus from one location to another, Chakrabarti explains, which could do more harm than good.
“The use of gloves is just too fraught with problems of cleanliness,” he said. “They act as an extra thing to clean."
According to Chakrabarti, wearing disposable gloves – whether latex, nitrile or vinyl – can mislead people into thinking this is enough to protect themselves from the virus.The WHO says wearing gloves in public is not considered effective in protecting against the spread of COVID-19.
“It can give people a false sense of reassurance,” he said. “People tend to wash their hands less when they’re wearing gloves.”
Stay away from the hand sanitizers as much as possible and just wash your hands. Hot water and soap. You have good bacteria on your skin, including your hands, that will help keep the bad bacteria at bay until you can wash anything nefarious away-Keep your hands off your face until that time. Friendly bacteria keep your skin's defences in checkRegular hand-washing does more to protect against COVID-19 than wearing gloves, say health officials
Instead of wearing gloves, PHAC recommends practising good hand hygiene by frequently washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using either an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60 per cent alcohol or a non-alcohol based hand sanitizer approved by Health Canada.
You know all the things your mother said when you were little. Yup, she was right!
Don't rely on hand sanitizers to an excess! They have already led to problems and will lead to still more...
On a personal note:
I've contacted CTV twice about erroneous or misleading reports they have made.
Also, while out today I talked up the problems with excessive use of hand sanitizer.
Problems were already dealing with as a society. I talked about MRSA and C Difficile
Sure hope you are all being proactive as well?! Taking advantage of the information available here. It really is up to each of us!