My Upshot post today is about bacterial contamination of and by health care workers’ attire. It also covers a little-known issue about hand hygiene — sometimes alcohol-based hand sanitizer isn’t placed as conveniently as it could be due to fire safety concerns.
I thank Rohan Rastogi, an MPH student in Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a medical student at the Boston University School of Medicine, who did an excellent lit review to support my post. He wrote a previous post on the fire safety/hand sanitizer issue.