Unless you’ve been living under a rock without Wi-Fi for the past month you’re aware of the Coronavirus outbreak and the fears of a global pandemic that it’s causing.
The good news is that there are some commonsense measures people can take to avoid becoming infected with the coronavirus or, as it’s also known COVID-19. Like for most colds, these practices include precautions like avoiding large social gatherings, washing your hands regularly, and, of course, not touching your face.
The problem is that, for many people, not touching their faces is easier said than done.
Pandemic experts telling you to stop touching your face is a great way to find out that you LOVE touching your face. Can’t get enough of it
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) February 28, 2020
I have never wanted to touch my face so much as I have this week.
— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) February 28, 2020
When the CDC tells me not to touch my face pic.twitter.com/zGh6nqMviQ
— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) February 28, 2020
When this is all over I’m gonna touch my face so fucking much
— Gabriel Roth (@gabrielroth) February 28, 2020
Every epidemiologist on the planet: one of the best ways to protect yourself from COVID-19 is to never ever touch your face.
Me: *immediately jams fingers into eyes bc I’m so anxious about COVID-19*
— Katie MacBride (@msmacb) February 28, 2020
Reading a coronavirus article telling me not to touch my face. pic.twitter.com/CoOQhu30BE
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) February 28, 2020
The “don’t touch your own face” rec is really taking hold in NYC. On the subway today we all immediately picked a buddy to touch our faces for us.
— Bob Powers (@bobpowers1) February 28, 2020
“How hard is it not to touch your face?” –me while touching my face
— Matt Nedostup (@nedostup) February 28, 2020
CDC: don’t touch your face
— Brooke Rogers 🌻 (@bkerogers) February 28, 2020
— Jude Tedmori Nation (@Judey_moody) February 28, 2020