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MERRICK, NEW YORK, - MARCH 17: People wear latex gloves while food shopping. As the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, stores like Best Market had problems keeping up with the high demand for paper goods leading to empty shelves on March 17, 2020 in Merrick, New York. The World Health Organization declared coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic on March 11th. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

A microbiologist at the University of Arizona recently released a statement about the all-protecting glove. He says wearing them might actually be doing more damage, and giving us a false sense of security. He suggests the virus might stick to gloves better than our own skin, and most people don’t take them off properly.

So, if you are one of the glove wearers at the grocery store, check out this article from Elle about the proper use of gloves during the coronavirus outbreak.