• Healthcare Triage: Doctors’ White Coats Can Host a Lot of Bacteria

    For a lot of doctors and patients, the physician’s traditional white coat is a big part of a doctor’s identity, and contributes to their authority. Those white coats can also spread disease! It turns out, fabrics in doctors coats can be a breeding ground for bacteria, and they probably don’t get cleaned often enough.

    This episode was adapted from a column Austin wrote for the Upshot. Links to sources can be found there.

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