To mask or not to mask, that is the question. If you follow the overwhelming scientific evidence, filter out conspiracies and unfounded misinformation, the answer is as resoundingly clear as the mask you should have on your face.
The introduction of antibiotics into clinical medicine in the 1930s and 1940s appeared to be a global health triumph that would last seemingly forever. However, that hasn’t been the simple, magnificent outcome.
Most folks are aware of the perils of surface contamination as it relates to the transmission of infectious diseases. Contaminated hands touching door knobs, remote controls, furniture and the like are generally well known as potential routes of transmission.
The current pandemic brings to the fore again the different ways viruses are spread, and the importance of continuing to study and explore these methods in the ongoing quest to contain the spread of disease.
Most look around but rarely down when they consider possible homes for germs. It’s probably best to rethink that. Hospital floors are particularly vulnerable to the gathering of infection-causing pathogens.