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Mr.Bill

(24,469 posts)
Wed Mar 11, 2020, 06:28 PM Mar 2020

One positive thing that occurs to me about spreading the virus

in today's world vs say, 20 or more years ago is cash. We hardly handle any of it anymore compared to back then. Cash is one of the filthiest things we used to handle, and now I go weeks without touching it.

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One positive thing that occurs to me about spreading the virus (Original Post) Mr.Bill Mar 2020 OP
What about that filthy touchscreen that everybody touched before you? Blues Heron Mar 2020 #1
Easier to wipe that clean Mr.Bill Mar 2020 #3
Good point. Blues Heron Mar 2020 #5
Don't touch it unless you have gloves on. n/t totodeinhere Mar 2020 #4
Maybe we should all have our own personal stylus Blues Heron Mar 2020 #6
If you don't change them after every time you touch something lunatica Mar 2020 #10
There are... Newest Reality Mar 2020 #2
True, but think of it this way. Mr.Bill Mar 2020 #8
When I stay off the toll roads I avoid touching cash for weeks. In_The_Wind Mar 2020 #7
And with FastPass, Mr.Bill Mar 2020 #9
I'm actually seeing an increase in cash use lame54 Mar 2020 #11
Compared to 20 years ago? Mr.Bill Mar 2020 #12
Compared to pre virus lame54 Mar 2020 #13

Mr.Bill

(24,469 posts)
3. Easier to wipe that clean
Wed Mar 11, 2020, 06:35 PM
Mar 2020

than to clean every coin and bill in your pocket or that gets handed to you.

lunatica

(53,410 posts)
10. If you don't change them after every time you touch something
Wed Mar 11, 2020, 07:15 PM
Mar 2020

You can spread the virus just the same as you would without them.

Newest Reality

(12,712 posts)
2. There are...
Wed Mar 11, 2020, 06:32 PM
Mar 2020

There are many people who don't even have a bank account, let alone a credit card, but that's not a popular subject, nor is it mainstream.

We still have to handle that dirty, grimy stuff regularly. Darn!

Mr.Bill

(24,469 posts)
8. True, but think of it this way.
Wed Mar 11, 2020, 06:58 PM
Mar 2020

The cash you do have to touch will probably have been touched by far fewer people than it would have been touched by in earlier times. So the situation benefits all to some degree.

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