Molly Lixey Uses Paint to Show How Germs Can Spread Even While Wearing Gloves

In a detailed video, a nurse from Michigan, US, explained the concept of cross-contamination and used paint to show how germs can spread even if you are wearing gloves. Molly Lixey said that she has observed that people are wearing gloves to prevent the novel coronavirus. That's good but added that gloves aren't just enough to avoid the virus.


by Sabiya

Updated: Apr 07, 2020 16:35 IST

Tags: World Corona
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Nurse said in the video

I am observing a lot of people out in the city wearing gloves right now. That's great. If you need to wear gloves, that's all fine and well. You definitely can, but I wish to advise you of a little thing called cross-contamination. 

To explain cross-contamination, Molly used paint and explained how germs spread at a grocery store as well as on the items sold at the supermarket.

The bacteria, quite obviously, could transfer to the gloves that people wear while shopping for items at the store. In turn, these germs could transfer to your phone or anything different that you affect while buying. Remember, the bacteria are now on your gloves.

Molly also indicated that the gloves required to dispose of in a trash could appropriately after use. Wash your hands quickly with soap after taking gloves. There is no purpose in wearing gloves if you are not going to clean your hands all the time you touch something. So, take whatever makes you feel safe, but remember, there is some science here. Go ahead, wear your gloves, but you need to wash your hands all the time. Don't touch your face. Don't reach your dirty phone. Secondly, throw your gloves in the trash.

The World Health Organisation (WHO), Doctors, scientists have warned people to wash hands with soap for 40-60 seconds to stop the transmission of the novel coronavirus. Avoid rubbing your face and cover your mouth while sneezing or coughing as well. The novel coronavirus, first listed in China's Wuhan city in December 2019, has affected around 180 nations across the world. Above 74,000 people have died due to Covid-19 in the world. Protection Status