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Boarded an elevator in a hospital the same time as another person who was eating a donut. First assumed he was a doctor from his white lab coat, but will conceed to just a medical professional carrying a medical chart. He finished the donut and wiped his hand on the fabric decorating the wall of the lift. Then, he licked off any sugar that was left on his fingers. Decided that day that germs are just a conspiracy because he had survived to his 40s, at least.


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Germs don't have feet, they will not travel.
Even before the "pandemic" I was aware of hidden germs. I use my pinky finger as that is a finger less likely to touch my eye, nose or mouth. Leaving the bathroom I never touch the door. I wait for a sucker to open it for me, or use my foot if the door opens out, or use my used paper towel to touch the handle, then toss the paper towel (the though of someones poo on the handle is my reason).

On general doors I touch the lower part of the handle, you can typically see a lot of wear on the top as everyone touches there, but the bottom is like new, so would have been touched less.

Door knobs that turn just have to be grabbed.

Pick your politician, Trump or Nancy, both of them are on HCQ, that is both the cure and the vax, but has to be taken with Zinc (which is really what does the job). Take your vitamins and take a multi-mineral for good measure. Green Tea is also beneficial for helping the body fight off viruses.

Flu shots will make you more vulnerable, so take extra caution if you fall into this.

Alcohol sanitizer really does kill most germs within 20-30 seconds. Keep that with you instead of a clunky piece of metal, that will be infected on one end anyway...

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Posted: 09/28/20 11:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Use sanitizer, or wash your hands as soon as possible. We carry a small sanitizer bottle with us and we use it after touching anything in public. Touching contaminated surfaces isn't the problem, the problem is rubbing your nose or eyes with contaminated hands.





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Washing a chocolate donut with sanitizer makes it soggy and taste funny [emoticon] [emoticon] :

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wopachop wrote:

I like the little device and hope it catches on. We got a couple of them at a casino a few months back. Didnt pay much attention. Then saw a picture of one in use and realized what they had given us. I got no problem with the gross people strolling the casino using one of them to push the elevator button instead of their finger. I think it absolutely reduces the amount of germs someone is going to leave hanging around. We are talking about the type of people who rub their nose without thinking. Germs dont last forever so yes they probably have put germs onto the tip of the device. But there is a high chance those germs have already died and the new germs from the dude just rubbing his nose wont reach the elevator button if he can grab his little device and push the button without getting his snot on the tip of it.

Isn't he likely going to use the same dirty, germ infested hand to grab the handle and manipulate it to touch the elevator button as he would use to touch the elevator button?

People are literally insane. If MSDNC tells them to freak out, they lose their minds...


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pitch wrote:

I think they are kind of silly looking. BUT, I am brought back to a day sitting in line at the ATM. Woman ahead of me pulls up puts her card in.then starts rooting around knuckle deep in her nose. pulls it out inspects and the dives back in for another go.
I went to another machine and payed their fee.


What if you were a few cars back ,and didn't see this, you will never escape what goes on before you get there . That one was just one you got to see, you missed the other thousands . [emoticon]

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cummins2014 wrote:

pitch wrote:

I think they are kind of silly looking. BUT, I am brought back to a day sitting in line at the ATM. Woman ahead of me pulls up puts her card in.then starts rooting around knuckle deep in her nose. pulls it out inspects and the dives back in for another go.
I went to another machine and payed their fee.


What if you were a few cars back ,and didn't see this, you will never escape what goes on before you get there . That one was just one you got to see, you missed the other thousands . [emoticon]
And yet, here you are, still alive and kicking. Much ado about nothing.


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fj12ryder wrote:

cummins2014 wrote:

pitch wrote:

I think they are kind of silly looking. BUT, I am brought back to a day sitting in line at the ATM. Woman ahead of me pulls up puts her card in.then starts rooting around knuckle deep in her nose. pulls it out inspects and the dives back in for another go.
I went to another machine and payed their fee.


What if you were a few cars back ,and didn't see this, you will never escape what goes on before you get there . That one was just one you got to see, you missed the other thousands . [emoticon]
And yet, here you are, still alive and kicking. Much ado about nothing.



I would agree to a point, but there is nothing wrong with avoiding some things, never been crazy about grabbing public bathroom doors , but have, but here I am at 73.

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mr_andyj wrote:

Germs don't have feet, they will not travel.
Even before the "pandemic" I was aware of hidden germs. I use my pinky finger as that is a finger less likely to touch my eye, nose or mouth. Leaving the bathroom I never touch the door. I wait for a sucker to open it for me, or use my foot if the door opens out, or use my used paper towel to touch the handle, then toss the paper towel (the though of someones poo on the handle is my reason).

On general doors I touch the lower part of the handle, you can typically see a lot of wear on the top as everyone touches there, but the bottom is like new, so would have been touched less.

Door knobs that turn just have to be grabbed.

Pick your politician, Trump or Nancy, both of them are on HCQ, that is both the cure and the vax, but has to be taken with Zinc (which is really what does the job). Take your vitamins and take a multi-mineral for good measure. Green Tea is also beneficial for helping the body fight off viruses.

Flu shots will make you more vulnerable, so take extra caution if you fall into this.

Alcohol sanitizer really does kill most germs within 20-30 seconds. Keep that with you instead of a clunky piece of metal, that will be infected on one end anyway...


+1

Our immune systems depend on low level exposure to viruses in order to build up immunity. Help your immune system with proper nutritional supplements (as mentioned above), and be smart but not paranoid. I am actually worried this winter will be a severe cold & flu season because we quarantined healthy people and did not allow them to spread low level viruses over the summer - like normal. We skipped the opportunity to build up immunity during the months when Vitamin D was high, and that will probably bite us in the butt this winter.

As for the OP's inquiry... It seems to me this device is more about virtue signalling than it is about preventing the spread of germs. "I care so much about you that I am using this tool to prevent the spread of my germs, you should do the same for me."


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Nothing funner than messing with a germaphobe!
Well there's a few, but it's right up there!


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