Communications to public about spitting on the streets

I have seen people wearing masks and gloves outside and then push their mask aside to spit on the floor. I think when we are educating the public about social distancing, washing hands that will help to stop the virus spreading. However there's nothing about educating public on not spitting on the streets and floor.

Why the contribution is important

Spitting contains body fluids and when the act of spitting expels body fluid and droplets can be transmitted. When shoes step onto the spit, the spit is transferred to the shoe to home and then it can spread in the home of the person wearing the shoe. That potentially has the ability to spread the virus.

by cwadeltan on May 08, 2020 at 01:24PM

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  • Posted by Sulphonamide May 08, 2020 at 17:30

    ...if people are still spitting in public (what century is this again?) then I fear that trying to achieve anything by "communication" is a lost cause - this vile habit should simply be subject to substantial on the spot fines and made as socially unacceptable as urinating in the street (which carries less risk of disease). Some countries used tuberculosis as their official rationale - some hundred-odd years ago -for why this had to be eliminated; maybe this is a good opportunity to finally get the message through here and stamp this out.
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