If civilization succumbs to a deadly pandemic, we will all know what the vector was. Every physician, nurse, dentist, hygienist, and health care worker is bound to check their smartphone sometime during the day before, during, or after seeing a patient and they are not sterilizing it afterwards. The fully hands free smartphone could be the most important invention of the 21st century.
2 thoughts on “The ultimate pathogen vector”
Which makes me wonder, what’s a good habit to adopt re: phone hygiene?
Health care professionals should wash their hands or at least use the alcohol hand cleaners before and after seeing patients and touching their phone.