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Re: So now vehicles are on list to clean!


@september wrote:

I like a clean car, but I think the cleaning obsession is now going way overboard!


I think in general many are going overboard with "disinfecting", killing both good/necessary/desirable bacteria along with the bad bacteria and at best maybe getting some viruses along the way if we are using the correct anti-viral cleaners in the proper manner. 

 

Ultimately many will get sick from "everyday" germs because we will have killed the "helper" bacteria and have no resistance to the "bad" bacteria we encounter on a daily basis.

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Re: So now vehicles are on list to clean!

I’m not sure of the source of this info? Pretty sure it’s not from CDC from the way it’s written. Sounds like someone’s unofficial interpretation.

I think contact transmission is more a risk in close contact situations, high traffic volume, healthcare workers, family living with someone who is positive.
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Re: So now vehicles are on list to clean!

If this keeps up, we won't be immune to anything.  Again insanity!!!

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Re: So now vehicles are on list to clean!

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There is no way I'm doing any of that.   I don't even wipe down the steering wheel and door handles.

 

I also don't wash my groceries (other than fruits and vegetables and wiping off can tops).  I disinfect the countertop if I've put newly purchased groceries or mail on them.  

 

I don't go in the store...I do pickup....so I don't wear gloves.  I do wear a mask.


I wash my hands with antibacterial soap many times a day. 

Some of this stuff is just way too overboard for me.  If I was immune compromised or had someone in my household who was I would be much stricter....but it's just me, so I think I'm doing fine.

 

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Re: So now vehicles are on list to clean!

Next will be "tenting" your house for fumigation (like for termites)

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Re: So now vehicles are on list to clean!


@stevieb wrote:

Do the brain trusts at the CDC, who clearly haven't been able to do much to "C" this "D" also advise us where we're supposed to get the wipes, disinfectants, cleaners, hand cleansers, various types of cleaning cloths suggested, and so on, because we're sure not finding them in stores... And, did they also explain how we're supposed to find a 'friendly mechanic' to help us clean our car when virtually everything is closed and we're not really supposed to be going out so much anyway... 


Yeah, what she said!!

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Re: So now vehicles are on list to clean!

If we are using our cars no more than once a week,  why should we have to go to this extreme? I am actually making myself sick with inhalation of all the disinfectants, chemicals and bleach now.

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Re: So now vehicles are on list to clean!

I wipe my car down when I come in from store. I go out every two weeks. Personally I think some of these article just feed anxiety. I can't keep up with all of this. 😷

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Re: So now vehicles are on list to clean!

I.  Just.  Can't.   Gonna die here 😂

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Re: So now vehicles are on list to clean!

That's a bit excessive.  Since I'm the only one driving my car all I've been doing is wiping down the commonly touched hard surfaces like steering wheel, shift, signals.  Since I only drive to the supermarket now I wipe down at the end of the trip.

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