Handshake Bans and Hand Washing
Some hospital units have set up handshake bans because too few healthcare workers wash hands well enough to keep from spreading germs. The general public is even worse at washing hands, which has caused spread of serious disease. Some experts say handshakes foster important human connections and oppose bans. Experts discuss and describe what it takes to wash hands well enough to be “clean.”
Poultry farming has become heavily industrialized, in part through the use of antibiotics in feed. This contributes to the spread of antibiotic resistance, as an expert author describes.