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Do gloves protect people from infection of Covid-19

Views: 30     Author: Pidegree Medical     Publish Time: 12-11-2020      Origin: Pidegreegroup

Do gloves protect people from infection of Covid-19

The coronavirus spreads through droplets in the air. The primary way it enters the respiratory tract is when people inhale droplets that carry the virus. A smaller proportion of cases happen when someone touches a contaminated surface and then touches their face.

Gloves provide a physical barrier between your hands and your shopping cart, your car steering wheel, door handles, and other common touch points. But ultimately, gloves don’t provide full protection against the virus.

If you touch your face with a contaminated gloved hand, it’s possible that the virus can enter your respiratory tract. You can also get infected by failing to properly remove your gloves.

If germs are stuck to the gloves after you’ve gone grocery shopping and you transfer germs to your steering wheel or door handle and then your face, you can get infected.

However, gloves do keep your hands clean. For many people, disposable gloves provide a sense of security. If you don’t touch your face and you practice proper glove removal, and you discard your gloves in the garbage, then there is no harm in wearing gloves.


Main Types of disposable gloves

There are three main types of disposable gloves on the market. Nitrile, latex, and vinyl all offer different benefits like puncture-resistance, protection, flexibility, cost etc. Check out the differences below.

Nitrile gloves are the strongest of the three types of disposable gloves. With superior puncture resistance, they are made of synthetic rubber and are also known as medical-grade gloves. Nitrile gloves are latex free which make them a safe choice for people with latex allergies.

Latex gloves are another popular choice of disposable glove for medical or industrial use. Made of rubber, they are considered more comfortable and provide better dexterity than nitrile gloves, but are not as strong at nitrile.

Vinyl gloves are often used in the food and beverage industry and when protection is not a main priority. Vinyl gloves are a less expensive option, have a looser fit, and are good for low-risk, short-term tasks

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