“Could face masks be spreading the coronavirus?”

From:  AMERICAN THINKER

July 29, 2020

By:  J.H. Capron

“. . .imagine my shock when I went grocery shopping after this viral panic hit.  Here were people with face masks and nitrile gloves — their hands all over their face masks, pulling them up and down, rubbing their eyes.  They played with their smartphones, touched everything in the store, and acted as if they came from the planet Krypton.

“. . . In June of 2018, five researchers published a study titled “The Spread of a Norovirus Surrogate via Reusable Grocery Bags in a Grocery Supermarket.”  What they analyzed was the possible spread of a norovirus via reusable grocery bags.  Think “bring your own bag” (BYOB).  They used a viral surrogate, a virus that infected only bacteria, and contaminated reusable bags with it and had volunteers shop at three grocery stores.  The result?  They demonstrated that the viral surrogate in the bags was spread throughout the stores, with specific areas of high concentration.

“So now, in 2020, here’s my concern:  we may have virus-contaminated face masks worn by people with absolutely no concept of face mask hygiene and viral contamination.  They are unwitting agents for spreading this pathogen. . .

Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/07/could_face_masks_be_spreading_the_coronavirus.html#ixzz6TiMbFVEE

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