In the middle east, you would use your left hand to wipe your butt and your right hand to greet people. Similar concept.I use my left hand in public places knowing that I'll subconsciously touch my face, eat, etc with my right. I'll also grab door handles in the areas least likely to be touched, or use the left door instead of the right. Little things like that. Beyond that I don't worry much about it.
Of course, because it produced a better result. However, it required the tools of science to better explain how this could be.
Do you have the same routine at public charging stations?Not specifically related to the Corona Virus but, the last time I had a car that required weekly fill-ups (2012-2014), once at the gas station- I always put a blue disposable glove on my right hand and made sure I only touched the PIN pad and gas pump/handle with the gloved hand. After pumping, I would peel it off from the cuff (that part of the glove didn't touch anything at the gas station) and drop it in the open waste can next to every pump island without touching the waste can. Not that I have any hard proof, but it did seem that the number of colds I got after using the glove was reduced dramatically.
Not that I don't miss going to germ infested gas stations since 2014, but I'm especially grateful that I don't have to go to them now!
Maybe they didn't associate it with health, but just didn't feel like eating s*** from their smelly fingers. It's also bad manners to rest your right hand in your lap (read: crotch) while at the table.Interesting how cultural and religious rituals incorporated clean practices long before germ theory.
Yes, science has been a continuum of progress since at least the ancient Greeks (which every civilization since owes a huge debt to). Not denegrating any society that has advanced science through time. To the contrary! But to my point, science still provides a better way to explain why such practices are more beneficial.
... you were saying? Maybe not so unscientific after all. It's amazing what civilizations can accomplish when not stuck in continual war... reason China was able to have a 5000 year history.
BTW, the Taliban gave their captives tooth brush. US did not...
While it’s certainly laudable that the Taliban provided toothbrushes to captives, the more important question is whether captives brushed their teeth before or after they were tortured by the Taliban:... BTW, the Taliban gave their captives tooth brush. US did not...
I've never really been that afraid of germs, but I've thought about 'gloving up' when I used to have to pump gas because of the more than 38 carcinogens found in gasoline.I have not used a public charging station in 2.5yrs, but I probably wouldn't glove up for that under normal circumstances.
Red herring. Paranoia. If gas station attendants are not exhibiting a higher rate of cancer, than neither will you.I've never really been that afraid of germs, but I've thought about 'gloving up' when I used to have to pump gas because of the more than 38 carcinogens found in gasoline.
I would not even bother washing my hands after handling a gas pump in the old days (maybe I should have for both chemical / carcinogen reasons and germ reasons?). I wouldn't worry about the cancer problems with gas unless You plan on bathing in and drinking the stuff. If that is the situation - I would think You would have some definitive problems!I've never really been that afraid of germs, but I've thought about 'gloving up' when I used to have to pump gas because of the more than 38 carcinogens found in gasoline.