Public Health 101…..
For always, everyday, not just now during the pandemic. I’ve implemented this for myself for about the last 2 decades to avoid cold and flu viruses.
—– People are going to scratch an ich. So instead of “don’t touch your face”….rub your eyes/nose using the top of your forearm near your wrist [the non-palm side]. A place where you’re not touching door knobs, shaking hands, etc. Somewhat less likely to get or transmit a virus from there.
—– Program into your brain a deeply ingrained habit to wipe your hands off on your clothes before and after you use them to touch doors, door knobs and handles, gas pumps, stair-railing, escalator belts, etc, when out and about in public spaces.
—– If you have a virus you can prevent transmission by sneezing, coughing into your elbow rather your hand. And you can wipe your hands on your clothes prior to touching stuff or people when out and about in public.
Avoid group think…..
There isn’t a sink and soap dispenser or hand sanitizer next to everything you touch. Have an ich…..you’re gonna touch your face and you see no sinks, soap dispensers, or hand sanitizers in the real world of typical American life in these photos. Not by the stairwell, the escalator at the mall, airport or office, the gas pump, the door to your office building or school, the water fountain, etc.
Someone who has a virus sneezes or wipes/blows their nose. The virus gets out of their body in this way, often onto their hands, then onto things they touch…..door knobs, hand rails on stairs, and other objects common for other people to touch within a few minutes to a few hours later.
If –you– then touch one of those objects, the virus then gets onto you, often onto your hands. All that is necessary at this point is for you to use your hands to rub your eyes―nose–mouth without….first….having wiped them off on your clothes, towel, etc, or washed your hands.
The virus makes its way into your body. Though it will come under attack by your immune system, it will make a major effort to replicate and proliferate.
Treating folks like 1rst graders, offering up “wash your hands” and “don’t touch your face” as the main advice against massive viral spread. That’s not what Public Health in America should look like. When you dumb down science on subjects related to health and wellness you make it all but useless.
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