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Coronavirus: Germs spread FAST even if you're wearing gloves;A nurse proves!

Monday, April 6, 2020 • Tamil Comments

Coronavirus: Germs spread FAST even if youre wearing gloves;A nurse proves!

With the coronavirus outbreak, wearing masks and gloves while stepping outside home has become a way of our life. However, one needs to understand that wearing masks and gloves is just a precaution against coronavirus and there are limits to preventing you from getting infected. With wearing gloves being a common sight in supermarkets at the moment - a nurse has come up with an awareness video that wearing gloves while shopping groceries at the supermarket could be doing more harm than good.

Molly Lixey, a former emergency room nurse in Saginaw, Michigan, took to her Facebook page to share a video on how quickly germs spread at a grocery store and how to prevent this cross-contamination. She says that as one continues to wear gloves on your way home or throughout the day, the gloves continue to come into contact with more and more germs, which you be easily and unknowingly migrated by touching oneself or items like a phone.

In her video, Lixey puts on her clean gloves and grabs her mobile phone and imitates like she is one her way to the grocery store. As she grabs each item like the toilet paper, the number of germs on her gloves increases. To symbolize germs, she had used paint on her gloves. "But it's (the germs) on my gloves, that's fine right? It's on my gloves," she said in the video. "But now I'm walking along and my phone rings, so I've now touched my hands together a couple of times, I reach for my phone and oh I have a text message from my husband."

As she continues to pick more items, she shows how germs are also getting collected and transferred. As she touches her cheeks and nose with the gloves, the germs make their way to her face and mobile phone. This is symbolized from the paint marks ultimately resulting in cross-contamination. At the end of the video, you will be shocked to see Lixey's face covered in paint to show how the germs spread, even though she was wearing gloves during her trip to the store.

She says, "There's no point in wearing gloves, if you're not gonna wash your hands every time you touch something," She insists that whatever gets on the gloves would easily travel to the phone if someone picked it up. "Don't touch your face. Don't touch your dirty phone," Lixey advises.

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