6Face Touching Is Part of Human Nature
An innocent touch from a contaminated finger can lead to serious consequences, destroying the kidneys and lungs. In extreme cases, the virus might even trigger multiple organ failure, and septic shock, which makes it impossible for patients to breathe without special equipment. But most of the times, face touching is spontaneous, which means that your personal habits can increase your risk of infection. In a recent study, medical students were caught touching their faces in class about 23 times per hour. According to infectious diseases expert, Dr. Otto Yang, people have a natural instinct to touch their faces. Moreover, constant face touching is associated with negative feelings, experienced when a person isn’t satisfied or couldn’t achieve a certain goal, an article published in PLoS One suggests.
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