There is much concern and much being reported about shortages of protective clothing. Some criticism would appear to be unfair because to stockpile would evidently not have been practical - the clothing has limited life.
Much has also been said about how hot and uncomfortable the plastic gowns are; and this is where I would like some sage advice. In the past cotton clothing was worn, and reused. The virus evidently soaks a little into fabric, where the oily outer coating is absorbed and the virus cannot survive. Washing in hot soapy water also kills the virus, so is there any reason why front line staff could not have reusable cotton clothing? The savings, availability and comfort seem self evident, unless I am missing a major flaw with this idea.
I don't doubt that someone will tell me that there is a huge stumbling block, but I would be interested to hear what others think.
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