It’s no longer a “maybe” now – virus outbreaks have been all over the news in recent years. There was Swine Flu, Bird Flu, Zika, Ebola, SARS, MERS, and now Covid-19.
Originating in Wuhan, China, coronavirus spread quickly across the globe and was recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.
As of 11 March, more than 20,188,678 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in more than 190 countries and territories, resulting in more than 738,668 deaths.
Though this latest pandemic is getting a lot of media attention and has damaged economies around the world, it’s simply the beginning. There will be other pandemics in the future that are swift, and far more deadly than Covid-19.
Assurances are continually being made by those in charge because they don’t want to create a widespread panic. And you shouldn’t panic. But neither should you sit back and simply hope for the best.
You need to be prepared and take charge of your own protection and preventative care. Besides making sure that you have a respirator mask and goggles, you also need to have a ready supply of gloves.
But not those flimsy household gloves that you can buy in a grocery store. Those barely hold up at all and they tear much too easily to offer any kind of decent protection. What you need are medical exam gloves.
- The flu is spread when a person touches droplets, nose drainage or saliva from an infected person, or a soiled object, and then touches ones own (or someone elses) nose or mouth before washing hands.
- The medical exam gloves helps to prevent your hands from ever becoming contaminated with the flu virus.
- An important function of gloves is to serve as a reminder to not touch your nose, eyes, mouth, or other objects. For people not used to dealing with infections the light powder on the latex gloves serves the same function and visually reminds you to wash your hands upon removal.
- Available in both Latex and Nitrile and in Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large Sizes. Nitrile gloves are offered as an option for those allergic to latex.
You need heavy duty gloves that are made to exam standards. That’s why the Dynarex gloves are in high demand. Anyone can use these gloves – even those who have a latex sensitivity.
They don’t contain the rubber proteins that can bother some people. These are large size and come in a box of 100. Nitrile gloves are stronger than the vinyl gloves.
In fact, this brand is so strong, they can even handle the stress of difficult jobs such as working on automobiles – and they’re designed to be used in households, for medical use and outdoor use.
These gloves are textured at the tip for easy grip. Because Ebola can remain on an infected surface for many hours or days, surfaces need to be cleaned with a strong solution that’s specific for decontaminating surfaces and killing the virus.
You need gloves strong enough not to fall apart during this process and these gloves can handle that. You want gloves that are strong enough to use when you leave your house in case the virus spreads in your community.
Wearing gloves in public can help prevent you from getting Ebola if you touch a contaminated surface that someone carrying the virus has touched. With the way the world is so interconnected, it’s a strong possibility that you could touch a contaminated surface.