Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 4 weeks ago

What’s the point of wearing masks if you don’t have gloves on too?

I try to make sense of this, but I seriously just can’t. If this virus was as serious as they say, they’d be mandating laws and trying to force people to wear gloves too. Your hands will touch and spread germs to exponentially more than your mouth ever will. Just think about how much stuff you touch with your hands. 

-A large amount of restaurants right now: “You must wear a mask upon entry.” But opening the door to the place with bare hands and touching tables, silverware, ect, ect is completely fine...👍

-Have to wear a mask in Walmart...but you are free to push carts around and touch items in the store so much as you please with your bare hands. Genius logic. 

There’s even a local public pool open near me, that has a lazy river where people are shoulder to shoulder playing in it, lines that are backed up to the diving board, lines backed up to the concessions, and it’s totally fine, but when you go across the street, that’s where things get interesting. You can’t dine in restaurants, you have to wear a mask into the grocery store, or even wear one to go into auto zone to purchase a quart of oil. Literally a hat the hell? Either open everything up or don’t open anything at all!

We’re being played for fools every day for this virus, being told its a “global pandemic”, it’s extremely serious, and they’re taking complete advantage of us with it. How much longer are we gonna continue to let these government officials push us around like children?

9 Answers

  • Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    we've had "germs" long before the Coronavirus came to town, and never had any problems with them.

    COVID-19 is a respiratory infection, which is why they recommend masks. not to protect YOU, but to keep your coughs away from others.

    a rep from the CDC said that the Coronavirus cannot live long on most surfaces, and the main mode of transmission was via droplets in coughs. the virus itself cannot travel through the air, or by touch. unless you get it on your hands and rub your eyes, nose, or mouth. and gloves won't save you from that.

    you should wash your hands regularly, especially before you need to touch your face anywhere.

  • Leo
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Your fingers don't spray germs into the air.

  • 4 weeks ago

    the virus can be inhaled, silly

  • Troy
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    You can wash and or sanitize hands 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    You're right - - mask, gloves, face shield and full body condom

    (no sense taking any chances)

  • 4 weeks ago

    Gloves don't really help. Once you touch a contaminated service, they're equally as dirty as your hands would be and equally contribute to spreading germs, bacteria, etc. Some data suggests that some bacteria and viruses actually survive better and longer on a latex surface than on your skin.

    Unless you're changing your gloves (including removing them properly which most people do not do) after EVERY surface you touch, you're just as far ahead to wash your hands.

  • John
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Hands don't breathe air.

  • 4 weeks ago

    The medical experts are saying that the virus is spread primarily through droplets or aerosolized particles.  The guidance to wash your hands frequently remains in effect. 

    Some people wear gloves but the gloves themselves would have to be changed frequently or sanitized in order to avoid the spread of contamination. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    What a dumb misalignment. It’s a respiratory spread, to and from mouths and noses.

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