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Fighting Coronavirus: Doctor on why wearing gloves, face masks worsens the case

BY: Dr Isaac Newman Arthur
A commercial bus conductor (trotro mate) using gloves to handle money on a commute from La to Tema Station (Accra)
A commercial bus conductor (trotro mate) using gloves to handle money on a commute from La to Tema Station (Accra)

I have seen that most banking halls, malls, airport etc have workers wearing gloves etc. 

In a hospital, we change gloves with each use for each patient to reduce transferring infection from the gloves to other patients.

So these people wear the gloves whole day, touch everything, including money etc from clients, touch their PC's, money counters, documents, phones etc with same gloves... transferring infections to everything they touch.

That's dangerous.

They are spreading infection to everything they have, and transferring from one client to the other.

Face masks do not prevent infection from outside....it rather reduces secretions from inside from getting outside.

So it is those who are coughing etc who are supposed to wear the mask, not healthy people walking around.

They use masks, trap all kinds of things on it, they remove that mask with their hands...they may even forget to wash their hands afterwards.

Written by Dr Isaac Newman Arthur