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Offline Grabey

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Gloves or not!
« on: April 24, 2020, 07:05:53 PM »
Lots of stores are also requiring gloves which, from what I've heard, is actually NOT good since you're just spreading germs around.

Offline Samrichy

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2020, 11:19:41 PM »
Can you please tell us what stores you've seen that are requiring gloves?
That makes no sense.

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2020, 01:43:08 AM »
Two stores that I have seen requiring gloves and masks are the Desi markets - Patel's and Apna. I have heard that there are others. Some even say that bandannas and scarves are not allowed. So what's next? Wrong type of mask or glove?
I also channel Gladys Gilbert!

Offline Grabey

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2020, 09:02:56 AM »
A few of the pharmacies on 37th are also requiring gloves.

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2020, 03:11:48 PM »
What good are the gloves when you have to touch shared door knobs and handles to make your way to the store in the first place? Wouldn't those same potential virus be on your gloves instead?

I could understand for protecting yourself, you can go straight to the garbage and dump them when you get inside and then wash your hands, but I'm not sure what they are doing for others in the pharmacy shelves when they are touching the same surfaces and objects your hands would touch.

Offline JHResident

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2020, 04:24:28 PM »
The purpose is not prevent you getting the virus it is to prevent you from giving the virus to the pharmacy workers.

Offline Shelby2

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2020, 05:40:46 PM »
What good are the gloves when you have to touch shared door knobs and handles to make your way to the store in the first place? Wouldn't those same potential virus be on your gloves instead?

I could understand for protecting yourself, you can go straight to the garbage and dump them when you get inside and then wash your hands, but I'm not sure what they are doing for others in the pharmacy shelves when they are touching the same surfaces and objects your hands would touch.

Wearing gloves is useless when it comes to preventing the spread of the virus. Here's an explanation- link below. I wish store owners would understand this, but since they don't, here's a suggestion: just get a pair of cheap sports gloves like these

for shopping trips where gloves are required. I bought a pair for $1.49 in a dollar store just as things were ramping up in March, but now with most dollar stores closed I'm not sure where you can get them.

https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/should-you-wear-gloves-to-the-grocery-store


Offline FreyaG

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2020, 09:44:03 PM »
The organic food store requires them too. On 84th.

Offline temujin

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2020, 03:53:07 PM »
Key Food on Northern & 86th require gloves, but they provide you one if you dont. Also few of the bodegas along Northern have signs said it require gloves too, but I didn't go in.


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Re: Gloves
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2020, 08:38:32 AM »
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The purpose is not prevent you getting the virus it is to prevent you from giving the virus to the pharmacy workers.

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, it is not shed from your skin. Your skin is an organ (remember that little fact from middle school biology?) that protects you from viruses and bacteria. Gloves aren't magic. You still have to refrain from touching your face when you have them on, wash your hands after you put your purchases away, sanitize your phone, doorknob, etc.

Meanwhile, the last store I shopped in was Key Food up on 86th and Northern. They didn't require that I put on a pair of gloves to enter. The guy at the door though wouldn't get the hell out of the way so I could pass by him with at least six feet of space. He took one step aside so I would have had at best two feet between him and me. I asked him repeatedly to give me space. He seemed to understand me, but didn't seem to understand 2 feet is not 6 feet. It was only after I started to get very upset that he moved.

That and the price gouging and I'm not going back. Hell if I know where to shop though anymore. C-Town wasn't offering senior hours, and I'm still haunted by the extreme overcrowding at the Foodtown in mid-March.

Offline JHResident

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2020, 09:51:03 AM »
While viruses are not shed from skin, they can be spread by mucus on your hands from rubbing your runny nose. Whether skin is a better conveyor than nitrile is another matter. I wear the gloves primarily to remind myself not to touch my face and I discard them after each use. The fact is that they still don't fully understand how this virus is transmitted, and I don't begrudge anyone's attempt to safeguard their employees. If wearing gloves offends you, shop elsewhere. With Queens hospitalization and mortality rates I wonder why any stores stay open. If they want me to wear a hazmat suit, I'll try to find one. Should cut down the lines anyway.

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2020, 02:40:48 PM »
The purpose is not prevent you getting the virus it is to prevent you from giving the virus to the pharmacy workers.

That still makes no sense. The gloves are touching the same surfaces your hands would be touching. The door handles, products on the shelves, other shared surfaces, etc. The virus are just on the gloves instead of your hands. It's not helping the spread at all unless there's some evidence that the virus doesn't last as long on glove material than bare skin. I haven't seen that study if so.

What someone mentioned about having them on making it easier to remind you not to touch your face (like tying a string around your finger) sounds like about all you can get from them in my estimation.

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2020, 06:58:26 AM »
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What someone mentioned about having them on making it easier to remind you not to touch your face (like tying a string around your finger) sounds like about all you can get from them in my estimation.

The mask does a way better job of reminding you to not touch your face anyway. If you're wearing it right, you can't touch your mouth and nose. People who wear glasses - who is bothering with contacts nowadays outside of essential workers? - end up touching the mask to make adjustments, which isn't ideal.

I don't begrudge anyone who wants to wear gloves though, as long as they dispose of them properly and understand a glove doesn't provide magical protection to themselves or others from germs.

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2020, 03:20:25 PM »
Also Key Food on 90th Street, between Roosevelt and 37th Ave, require gloves.  I was turned away yesterday, but people with nasty dirty gloves were allowed in.  Today I noticed the worker at the door was giving produce bags to those without gloves and still allowing entry to those with obviously dirty gloves.  Management has no idea what they are doing.

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2020, 12:40:15 PM »

There are two stores on 37th between 78th and 79th that require gloves. They are general stores that carry miscellaneous household
things and are more or less next to each other although separated by a laundromat. I don't know how strict they are but there are clear signs about gloves on their front doors.

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Re: Gloves
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2020, 12:40:15 PM »