This is my biggest complaint with Dr. Fauci — as a disease expert he should’ve known right off the bat, or at least when WHO confirmed in January that this coronavirus was airborne and photos out of China showed heavy mask and glove use — that masks and gloves could save lives.
Fauci course corrected a bit too late on masks but many Americans still don’t wear gloves, which are a key weapon along with masks as flu season picks up. So if you’re out in public, wear disposable gloves as much as possible. Masks alone won’t help combat COVID-19.
I’ve seen even nurses at hospitals not change gloves when handling different patients. A nurse last night came to my mom’s room and began touching equipment (keyboard, scanner, vitals machine) with gloved hands then proceeded to hand her medication without changing gloves.
Photos of residents from Wuhan in January showed serious mask use: China controlled the virus within 10 weeks. Meanwhile cases are soaring in US, 10 months into the pandemic, with many Trump supporters shunning masks, especially at his campaign rallies.

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