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The Fox news host Peter Hegseth says he has not cleaned his for a decade. The medical experts are not impressed Have you washed your hands yet today? It is 10am and Lisa Ackerley, professorial fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, AKA the Hygiene Doctor, says she has already washed hers five times. (Well, she has been cleaning the toilet.) This would probably be seen as obsessive by the Fox news host Peter Hegseth, who this week declared he had not washed his once in 10 years. He “inoculates” himself, apparently. Hegseth has since claimed he was joking. But not many people have wanted to shake his hand on it. What could be on a hand that has not been washed in a decade? “Hands are the most important vector of infectious diseases,” says Professor Val Curtis of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who lists salmonella, E coli and norovirus among the germs that “hitchhike on hands”. Continue reading...