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hygiene • Europe, I am disgusted with you 

A friend posted this on Instagram because she was horrified and now so am I, so I'm inflicting it on you too. The percentage of people who don't bother to wash their hands after using the toilet is appalling TBQH.

Worth noting too, that this is based on a survey, so these numbers are probably overestimates. Studies in the UK suggest that only a tenth of people who claim to wash their hands actually do!

That does it. I'm moving to Bosnia. Also, I'm never shaking hands in the Netherlands ever again.

hygiene • please wash your hands! 🧼 

There's also this set of comparison images taken under ultraviolet. Ultraviolet (UV-A specifically) doesn't actually show bacteria or viruses, but it does show things like bodily fluids which harbour them. Viruses can survive quite easily in these environments.

Basically, washing your hands for around 30 seconds with soap makes a dramatic difference compared with just a quick rinse and shake.

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hygiene • coronavirus pandemic 

As an obligatory reminder, the point of hygiene isn't to stop the virus from spreading, but to slow its spread.

A friend in Italy was saying how there are hospitals there which are overwhelmed with patients right now. If that happens everywhere, it could be catastrophic.

Slowing the virus down will make the pandemic last longer, but it will also mean that everyone can receive the treatment they need and that means more people will make a full recovery.

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hygiene • Europe, I am disgusted with you 

@InvaderXan but they use lots of toilet paper!

hygiene • Europe, I am disgusted with you 

@olivia 😂

hygiene • please wash your hands! 🧼 

@InvaderXan I want a light that shows me how disgusting I am.

hygiene • please wash your hands! 🧼 

@teslas_moustache No, believe me, you really don't 😂

hygiene • Europe, I am disgusted with you 

@InvaderXan i'd like to see such survey on other continent, tho

hygiene • Europe, I am disgusted with you 

@amaranthe So would I TBH

hygiene • Europe, I am disgusted with you 

@InvaderXan My neighbour who works for the NHS in Wales says colleagues are hoping that coronavirus will do what dozens of public information campaigns couldn't, and finally get British people to improve their handwashing habits. It's an extremely high price to pay, though!

hygiene • Europe, I am disgusted with you 

@griffinkate I really hope that's a silver lining to this particularly dark cloud. Shocking that it takes a literal pandemic to get people to learn basic hygiene

hygiene • Europe, I am disgusted with you 

@InvaderXan Yeah, if it wasn't for the rules about touching your face I'd be facepalming pretty hard right now.

hygiene • Europe, I am disgusted with you 

@InvaderXan disgusted but not surprised. these are the folks who startled other continents with their filthiness. I can't get over grown adults thinking it's ok to spread their ass germs to other people I'm screaming

hygiene • Europe, I am disgusted with you 

@glitterwitch OMG right??

hygiene • Europe, I am disgusted with you 

@InvaderXan T_T

I notice it a lot when people do it and it disgusts me every time

hygiene • Europe, I am disgusted with you 

@Nocta Me too D: !
Also, I would love to see those numbers broke down between men and women.

@InvaderXan

hygiene • Europe, I am disgusted with you 

@Sylvhem @Nocta So would I. I'm pretty sure men are worse, but a surprising number of women don't bother either.

hygiene • Europe, I am disgusted with you 

@Nocta Me too. Like, how difficult is it to just keep yourself clean?

hygiene • Europe, I am disgusted with you 

@InvaderXan Your hands and the kitchen tools, that's the only two things I really want people to keep clean

But people's standards are way bellow mines ;_;

hygiene • Europe, I am disgusted with you 

@Nocta The bar is so low it's on the floor, but some people will still bring a shovel

hygiene • Europe, I am disgusted with you 

@InvaderXan Urgh!
But also, can't really say I'm surprised by the numbers :disappointed_but_relieved:

hygiene • Europe, I am disgusted with you 

@Yulran Yeah. Disappointed but not surprised.

covid • hygiene • Europe, I am disgusted with you 

@InvaderXan

My mother was explaining to me today how confused she was about how the virus is hurting people so much more in Europe.

I'm not even surprised anymore.

hygiene • Europe, I am disgusted with you 

@InvaderXan wonder what the gender split on those are...

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