Science Reveals Why Nail Biters Are More At A Risk Of Getting The Coronavirus

Halfway through the third month of 2020 and the coronavirus is still at large with hundreds being admitted to the hospitals each day. The death toll from across the globe is already over 10,000 and the infected is over 200,000. Every day scientists and doctors are revealing new ways by which his disease can spread to make the public aware of what they should not be doing.

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One of those is biting their nails as it can help increase the chances of you getting the coronavirus.

1The coronavirus situation

As the coronavirus spreads like wildfire throughout the world. Currently, the number of official cases is around 245,000 and the death toll is at 10,000. Many countries are on lockdown with most of the world’s population self-quarantining themselves to stay safe. Doctors and medical works are doing their best to take care of the patients while researchers and scientists are trying to find a cure.

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2Try to make people aware

Social media is filled with people trying to make others aware of how to save themselves from this disease. The simplest and best way is to distance yourself from social gatherings and cover your face with a mask. The added and important step is to also wash your hand even you touch anything outside your home.

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3Nail-biting is an issue

Purvi Parikh who is a disease specialist recently gave an interview where she discussed the connection between nail-biting and coronavirus. According to her our nails accumulate a lot of dirt and are a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. This is a fact and people with long nails are at a higher risk than others.

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4Long nails are bad

Appropriate hand hygiene includes diligently cleaning and trimming fingernails, which may harbor dirt and germs and can contribute to the spread of some infections, such as pinworms. Because of their length, longer fingernails can harbor more dirt and bacteria than short nails, thus potentially contributing to the spread of infection.

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