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Stories For Mormons: 019: Viruses, Gloves and Deconstructing Beliefs

This episode is different than others. It is my own public service announcement for proper use of gloves in the community. I try to explain how using gloves can actually spread disease rather than protect us from it. I also look at how deconstructing certain beliefs can be a protection of sorts on its own. I want to apologize for the poor editing with many “um’s,” and long pauses. I am more accustomed to writing out the episode rather than speaking off the cuff. I didn’t edit out everything and so I appreciate your patience in getting through this episode. I hope it is useful.


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  1. With regards to using gloves, many of us our conscious of the effect you have described. However, Once coming home, in our case groceries are set a side and go through decontamination process.

    My wife will remove all my items (wallet, cellphone, keys, etc.) and decontaminate these as well using bleach diluted solution, and I remove all my clothing (shoes are removed prior to entering the house hold – switching to a pair of crocks at the entrance), and then I head straight to the shower (perhaps washing my hands first).

    I practically feel like I’m following the steps of a surgeon, or perhaps even more thorough that they would be, by the time I step in to the bathroom to have a shower and decontaminate myself completely. All my clothes go in to a garbage bag where they sit outside for days before being brought in for washing.

    It’s been three weeks since we last went shopping. I estimate that we have food for another 1-2 weeks before having to go out again, and we will probably repeat this over the top process. I don’t do so much for myself, but for the peace of mind of everyone else. It’s fun to play doctor/surgeon.

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