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Part of my neighbor's point was how hard it is to train people to be

perfect in not touching their face (the most vulnerable part of our body for biological infiltration according to him, which seems to jibe with what Dr. Fauci has pointed out many times). His point in a recent conversation with me and another neighbor was made as he talked about wearing gloves: he explained you can be perfect while you're out and about wearing gloves, even sanitizing the gloves between surface touches, but if you make ONE MISTAKE and touch your face with the gloves, you have rendered them ineffective. He mentioned this because he said that point alone is one of the hardest to train out of service members; the only real upside for service members is that, in most biological agent training, they'll be equipped with head-to-toe coverage. But they have to also train for minimally-available personal protective gear because that's just the way the cookie crumbles sometimes. And he pointed out that one of the highest points of failure during training is the "don't touch your face even once!" issue. It only takes a single touch for that biological agent to infect the individual.

So take that perspective and think about what we all see when we're out: mask adjusting; mask up/mask down/repeat; masks under the nose; masks being re-used without a proper cleaning; masks made from materials too porous to be effective in the first place. Add that on top of all the face-touching going on, and the conclusion of an expert like my neighbor is "this ain't gonna work".

(In response to this post by Mg234)

Posted: 07/31/2020 at 7:12PM


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