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(Mirror.co.uk)   Think wearing gloves will reduce your risk of catching coronavirus? It will, if by "reduce" you really mean "increase"   (mirror.co.uk) divider line
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2020-03-11 12:44:08 PM  
Well so much for that idea.
 
2020-03-11 1:53:26 PM  
Stupid article is stupid. There's a reason they're called disposable gloves.
 
2020-03-11 1:54:00 PM  
I won't pick my nose UNLESS I'm wearing nitrile gloves.
 
2020-03-11 1:54:37 PM  

browneye: Well so much for that idea.


It's The Mirror. Gloves might not actually exist.
 
2020-03-11 1:54:48 PM  
"While gloves can protect your hands from coming into contact with these droplets, they will still remain on the surface of the gloves and may even last there for longer if they are not washed frequently, leading to an increased risk of catching the virus by touching your face or food with your gloves, as well as the risk of passing it on to others."

Well, duh.
I don't think anyone puts on the gloves because they think they touch their faces while wearing them.  It's so you can just chuck 'em out instead of washing your hands, THEN you can touch your face.  Like when you cut hot peppers.
 
2020-03-11 1:56:13 PM  
I'm using this pandemic as an excuse to ditch the CTA blue line and take my bike to work.
 
2020-03-11 1:57:07 PM  
I think it's become pretty clear that you're going to get infected no matter what you do. Stay home, watch TV. Congrats on the sudden weight loss. Hope you don't die.

Don't know what everyone's all in a tizzy about. "Bring on the meteor! We need a new plague! Let's just burn it all down!" everyone says and has been saying the past four years or so. Then as soon as it happens everyone gets their panties in a twist. I for one hope it kills me because I can't call in dead to work again without an actual certificate this time.
 
2020-03-11 1:57:58 PM  
Poor glove usage habits can increase your chances of catching covid-19.
Swimming in raw sewage can increase your chances of ecoli infections.

Ric Romero, reporting.
 
2020-03-11 1:59:30 PM  
New business idea. You know how Motorcycle and open cockpit race car drivers wear those tear-offs on their helmets to keep their visor clean? Someone needs to invent those for your hands.
 
2020-03-11 2:02:30 PM  
How am I supposed to challenge other members of the landed gentry to duels without a glove?
 
2020-03-11 2:04:01 PM  
They would have to be medical quality gloves (latex) rather than dish-washing gloves or common knitted or leather gloves, I would think. And disposable. It would be costly keeping enough gloves for the duration and they would be contaminated waste even if effective. Hospitals have bins for all this kind of stuff and dispose of it as hazardous waste. Not for amateurs and duffers.

Washing your hands properly is the most effective barrier to contamination and also soap is the most effective way of removing and even destroying viruses. Keep it simple, stupid.
 
2020-03-11 2:04:40 PM  
It's the Mirror. I now doubt the existence of gloves.
 
2020-03-11 2:06:54 PM  
Put on a pair to go into the supermarket. Throw them away when you leave. Sanitize your hands in the car. Sanitize with wipes or wash what you bought when you get home. Shop less.
 
2020-03-11 2:10:36 PM  

brantgoose: They would have to be medical quality gloves (latex) rather than dish-washing gloves or common knitted or leather gloves, I would think. And disposable. It would be costly keeping enough gloves for the duration and they would be contaminated waste even if effective. Hospitals have bins for all this kind of stuff and dispose of it as hazardous waste. Not for amateurs and duffers.

Washing your hands properly is the most effective barrier to contamination and also soap is the most effective way of removing and even destroying viruses. Keep it simple, stupid.


Nitrile is better, and has a reduced risk of allergies.
 
2020-03-11 2:10:45 PM  
I have some masks to wear once I get sick or the virus is detected in this city or area. They vary from N-95 medical quality masks to common disposable paper masks of little value except for cleaning where there is a lot of dust or powder.

I think I will wear the stupid masks to reassure people if I get a cold or flu. They won't prevent contagion but they will reduce the spray of particles and help people feel safer. The placibo effect can be mighty powerful. From a distance they look good, but are useless in close quarters, so it's best to use them up before the virus appears.

I hope fresh supplies become available because I was sensible and didn't hoard before everybody else got them.

The local drugstore seems to have no masks and no Purel at the moment. It has some liquid soap but I have lots of soap in bars and for washing dishes.  Fortunately, there is only one death in Canada at the moment and it is about 7,000 miles away in BC, an elderly man over 80. Canada seems to be doing well at the moment. I hope the virus stays the Hell away from my elderly relatives, especially my Mother, who has comorbid factors and is surrounded by people worse off than she is.
 
2020-03-11 2:11:11 PM  
I'm suddenly reminded of that scene in Fight Club where Brad Pitt jumps on the mob guy and starts coughing and spitting blood all over him, screaming 'you don't know where I've been Lou! You don't know where I've been!'
 
2020-03-11 2:12:24 PM  

rebelyell2006: brantgoose: They would have to be medical quality gloves (latex) rather than dish-washing gloves or common knitted or leather gloves, I would think. And disposable. It would be costly keeping enough gloves for the duration and they would be contaminated waste even if effective. Hospitals have bins for all this kind of stuff and dispose of it as hazardous waste. Not for amateurs and duffers.

Washing your hands properly is the most effective barrier to contamination and also soap is the most effective way of removing and even destroying viruses. Keep it simple, stupid.

Nitrile is better, and has a reduced risk of allergies.


Is Nitrile the N in N-95?
 
2020-03-11 2:13:06 PM  

Subtonic: I'm suddenly reminded of that scene in Fight Club where Brad Pitt jumps on the mob guy and starts coughing and spitting blood all over him, screaming 'you don't know where I've been Lou! You don't know where I've been!'


I had no idea that movie was so funny.
 
2020-03-11 2:13:09 PM  
Is this like the fact park rangers are more likely to be struck by lightning because they're in the environment for it more often than anyone else?  People who regularly wear disposable gloves will be more likely to be exposed to the virus?
 
2020-03-11 2:13:27 PM  
Let's crank up the fear a wee bit more:
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2020-03-11 2:13:49 PM  
You know that white powder in latex gloves?

That's right.
Coronavirus.
 
2020-03-11 2:13:58 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: "While gloves can protect your hands from coming into contact with these droplets, they will still remain on the surface of the gloves and may even last there for longer if they are not washed frequently, leading to an increased risk of catching the virus by touching your face or food with your gloves, as well as the risk of passing it on to others."

Well, duh.
I don't think anyone puts on the gloves because they think they touch their faces while wearing them.  It's so you can just chuck 'em out instead of washing your hands, THEN you can touch your face.  Like when you cut hot peppers.


I used to be a paramedic. Not sure if it's because of that time or because I always did it but I am hyper aware of my hands when they have the Nitrile gloves on them. Like insanely aware.

Hard to forget
 
2020-03-11 2:14:22 PM  

gnosis301: How am I supposed to challenge other members of the landed gentry to duels without a glove?


Duelling is OK during the plague, but you should not have an audience. Just the principals and the seconds. If somebody is trying to sell sugary treats or meat on a stick, you are doing it wrong.
 
2020-03-11 2:15:34 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: "While gloves can protect your hands from coming into contact with these droplets, they will still remain on the surface of the gloves and may even last there for longer if they are not washed frequently, leading to an increased risk of catching the virus by touching your face or food with your gloves, as well as the risk of passing it on to others."

Well, duh.
I don't think anyone puts on the gloves because they think they touch their faces while wearing them.  It's so you can just chuck 'em out instead of washing your hands, THEN you can touch your face.  Like when you cut hot peppers.


Agreed. The point is a bright blue glove will help you break the habit of unconsciously touching your face.
 
2020-03-11 2:15:42 PM  
Gloves are a bad idea because people are dumb.

I saw a guy on the subway wearing nitrile gloves and holding his phone in his gloved hand...
 
2020-03-11 2:15:57 PM  

brantgoose: Subtonic: I'm suddenly reminded of that scene in Fight Club where Brad Pitt jumps on the mob guy and starts coughing and spitting blood all over him, screaming 'you don't know where I've been Lou! You don't know where I've been!'

I had no idea that movie was so funny.


And it gets funnier, every time I see it!
 
2020-03-11 2:17:11 PM  

LindenFark: Agreed. The point is a bright blue glove will help you break the habit of unconsciously touching your face.


Cut off your hands, problem solved. If you're interested, I got a guy...
 
2020-03-11 2:17:33 PM  
I've started taking a clorox wipe with me to the market to clean the basket/cart handles and to wipe fingers after opening doors to get at chilled/frozen items. It might be too little too late but at least it keeps me mindful of what exactly I have to interact with in order to get some groceries.
 
2020-03-11 2:18:28 PM  

brantgoose: rebelyell2006: brantgoose: They would have to be medical quality gloves (latex) rather than dish-washing gloves or common knitted or leather gloves, I would think. And disposable. It would be costly keeping enough gloves for the duration and they would be contaminated waste even if effective. Hospitals have bins for all this kind of stuff and dispose of it as hazardous waste. Not for amateurs and duffers.

Washing your hands properly is the most effective barrier to contamination and also soap is the most effective way of removing and even destroying viruses. Keep it simple, stupid.

Nitrile is better, and has a reduced risk of allergies.

Is Nitrile the N in N-95?


Nitrile is a type of artificial rubber.  It is good for handling artifacts, good for basic chemical protections.  And hospitals and clinics will use it because of random latex allergies.
 
2020-03-11 2:19:11 PM  
You can wear vinyl/rubber gloves and wash your hands, while wearing the gloves the exact same way you wash your hands...only with gloves on you can use much hotter water and stronger cleaners.

Stupidity is a vector
 
2020-03-11 2:19:51 PM  
Who the fark touches their face or their food with gloves on?

I have a nice pair of winter gloves that I'm always happy to have when riding the subway, and I'd touch my face with them about as soon as I'd lick a handrail.
 
2020-03-11 2:20:52 PM  

rebelyell2006: brantgoose: They would have to be medical quality gloves (latex) rather than dish-washing gloves or common knitted or leather gloves, I would think. And disposable. It would be costly keeping enough gloves for the duration and they would be contaminated waste even if effective. Hospitals have bins for all this kind of stuff and dispose of it as hazardous waste. Not for amateurs and duffers.

Washing your hands properly is the most effective barrier to contamination and also soap is the most effective way of removing and even destroying viruses. Keep it simple, stupid.

Nitrile is better, and has a reduced risk of allergies.


I SWTG I exude something that makes nitrile degrade. The number of gloves I've had break or tear when in the cleanroom is insane.
 
2020-03-11 2:21:41 PM  

Subtonic: LindenFark: Agreed. The point is a bright blue glove will help you break the habit of unconsciously touching your face.

Cut off your hands, problem solved. If you're interested, I got a guy...


How many total fark would that cost me?
 
2020-03-11 2:21:43 PM  
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2020-03-11 2:22:05 PM  

Felgraf: rebelyell2006: brantgoose: They would have to be medical quality gloves (latex) rather than dish-washing gloves or common knitted or leather gloves, I would think. And disposable. It would be costly keeping enough gloves for the duration and they would be contaminated waste even if effective. Hospitals have bins for all this kind of stuff and dispose of it as hazardous waste. Not for amateurs and duffers.

Washing your hands properly is the most effective barrier to contamination and also soap is the most effective way of removing and even destroying viruses. Keep it simple, stupid.

Nitrile is better, and has a reduced risk of allergies.

I SWTG I exude something that makes nitrile degrade. The number of gloves I've had break or tear when in the cleanroom is insane.


I usually break one per box.  You need to talk to your purchasing officer about quality control.
 
2020-03-11 2:22:38 PM  
Wear gloves, wash them or throw them in the trash.

There ya go
 
2020-03-11 2:24:53 PM  

montreal_medic: Rev. Skarekroe: "While gloves can protect your hands from coming into contact with these droplets, they will still remain on the surface of the gloves and may even last there for longer if they are not washed frequently, leading to an increased risk of catching the virus by touching your face or food with your gloves, as well as the risk of passing it on to others."

Well, duh.
I don't think anyone puts on the gloves because they think they touch their faces while wearing them.  It's so you can just chuck 'em out instead of washing your hands, THEN you can touch your face.  Like when you cut hot peppers.

I used to be a paramedic. Not sure if it's because of that time or because I always did it but I am hyper aware of my hands when they have the Nitrile gloves on them. Like insanely aware.

Hard to forget


I walk like an old movies gunslinger while wearing gloves at work, and sometimes double and triple glove in case I contaminate my hands so I don't have to go through the whole hand hygiene thing again if i'm pressed for time, just carefully remove the outer glove and voila.
 
2020-03-11 2:27:54 PM  

browneye: Well so much for that idea.


Gloves, like masks can work to contain the virus as well. My husband has a job working with the public and I don't. If/when he gets it, I plan to wear gloves and a mask when I go out to get supplies in case I'm carrying.
 
2020-03-11 2:28:21 PM  
One thing I've learned
Given the chance, people will be stupid
So stating the obvious is necessary
Repeat repeat repeat
And they'll still do it
Some to be skeptical
Some for spite

Hell, even in the middle of this, I saw a guy walk straight out after taking a piss
Another washed his hands completely...then use it bare to open the heavy exit door
A scientist from NASA told a person just wear masks just to make him feel comfortable.
A doctor said, it's nothing to worry about I just hate all this hoarding of medical supplies and looting medical centers (a bit self-centered are ya?). Duh, don't loot or horde...but you should worry some.

It's this type of idiocy that's making this event a Darwin Award extravaganza
Oh you may not die, just feel like death.
1 of 5 of ya...
 
2020-03-11 2:36:55 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: "While gloves can protect your hands from coming into contact with these droplets, they will still remain on the surface of the gloves and may even last there for longer if they are not washed frequently, leading to an increased risk of catching the virus by touching your face or food with your gloves, as well as the risk of passing it on to others."

Well, duh.
I don't think anyone puts on the gloves because they think they touch their faces while wearing them.  It's so you can just chuck 'em out instead of washing your hands, THEN you can touch your face.  Like when you cut hot peppers.


I learned that the hard way, except it was my penis.
 
2020-03-11 2:53:20 PM  

foo monkey: Rev. Skarekroe: "While gloves can protect your hands from coming into contact with these droplets, they will still remain on the surface of the gloves and may even last there for longer if they are not washed frequently, leading to an increased risk of catching the virus by touching your face or food with your gloves, as well as the risk of passing it on to others."

Well, duh.
I don't think anyone puts on the gloves because they think they touch their faces while wearing them.  It's so you can just chuck 'em out instead of washing your hands, THEN you can touch your face.  Like when you cut hot peppers.

I learned that the hard way, except it was my penis.


You cut your penis then touched your face?
 
2020-03-11 2:55:57 PM  

Esroc: I think it's become pretty clear that you're going to get infected no matter what you do. Stay home, watch TV. Congrats on the sudden weight loss. Hope you don't die.

Don't know what everyone's all in a tizzy about. "Bring on the meteor! We need a new plague! Let's just burn it all down!" everyone says and has been saying the past four years or so. Then as soon as it happens everyone gets their panties in a twist. I for one hope it kills me because I can't call in dead to work again without an actual certificate this time.


It is almost as though neither of those groups actually include "everyone".
 
2020-03-11 2:58:35 PM  

gnosis301: foo monkey: Rev. Skarekroe: "While gloves can protect your hands from coming into contact with these droplets, they will still remain on the surface of the gloves and may even last there for longer if they are not washed frequently, leading to an increased risk of catching the virus by touching your face or food with your gloves, as well as the risk of passing it on to others."

Well, duh.
I don't think anyone puts on the gloves because they think they touch their faces while wearing them.  It's so you can just chuck 'em out instead of washing your hands, THEN you can touch your face.  Like when you cut hot peppers.

I learned that the hard way, except it was my penis.

You cut your penis then touched your face?


Don't judge me.
 
2020-03-11 3:00:10 PM  
Can I use a bucket of soapy water to wash my hands in multiple times?
 
2020-03-11 3:16:45 PM  

Esroc: I think it's become pretty clear that you're going to get infected no matter what you do. Stay home, watch TV. Congrats on the sudden weight loss. Hope you don't die.

Don't know what everyone's all in a tizzy about. "Bring on the meteor! We need a new plague! Let's just burn it all down!" everyone says and has been saying the past four years or so. Then as soon as it happens everyone gets their panties in a twist. I for one hope it kills me because I can't call in dead to work again without an actual certificate this time.


It's the less than polite folks that might be showing up on the doorsteps. And every window.
 
2020-03-11 3:31:11 PM  

fragMasterFlash: I've started taking a clorox wipe with me to the market to clean the basket/cart handles and to wipe fingers after opening doors to get at chilled/frozen items. It might be too little too late but at least it keeps me mindful of what exactly I have to interact with in order to get some groceries.


just call a grocery delivery service and yell at them from behind the blinds to drop it off in your front yard.

problem solved.
 
2020-03-11 4:27:00 PM  

brantgoose: gnosis301: How am I supposed to challenge other members of the landed gentry to duels without a glove?

Duelling is OK during the plague, but you should not have an audience. Just the principals and the seconds. If somebody is trying to sell sugary treats or meat on a stick, you are doing it wrong.


If you don't end up holding meat on a stick, you lost the duel.
 
2020-03-11 6:05:33 PM  

RogueWallEnthusiast: Swimming in raw sewage can increase your chances of ecoli infections.


How dare you tell me that I can't go free swimming in that nice warm sewage outlet.
 
2020-03-11 6:29:43 PM  

Gordon Bennett: RogueWallEnthusiast: Swimming in raw sewage can increase your chances of ecoli infections.

How dare you tell me that I can't go free swimming in that nice warm sewage outlet.


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2020-03-12 1:09:33 PM  

big pig peaches: Stupid article is stupid. There's a reason they're called disposable gloves.


Smarted. Who are you and what have you done with big pig peaches?

There seems to be a concerted propaganda effort to make everyone believe that all masks and all gloves are useless. I could understand someone saying this so as to reduce competing demand, but this almost seems more forceful and persistent. Sorta like QAnon's or Jimmy Bakker's shticks roping in rope-a-dopes for the $$$$$ and the LULZ. Or possibly to enact the 1st of the Georgia Guidestones' recommendations (omelet, eggs, etc.).

Remember that line from Close Encounters? The area military commander, when they need to evacuate a third of Wyoming, paraphrased: "I need something that will scare the living bejesus out of every single Christian soul in the area so they leave on their own."

Now try this one on for size: Is it possible that someone, somewhere, said a few years ago, "I need something that will lull the sheep into a fearful helplessness, and a prelude to the helpful quiescence that will be needed until they are safely dead."

And no, I do not mean Trump or even Putin. Trump is a stupid tool and Putin is just a tool. Both will be discarded when required. (Thought. Hmmm: perhaps not, but perhaps so; reading some Carroll Quigley might be helpful.)

I mean, come on, people. It is written right there on the tin. Several someones (no one knows who) thought that that monument was a good idea and paid some serious cash to create it. What are the possible means to implement it?
 
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