In the midst of a global pandemic, it seems to be that the forefront of preventative methods is to maintain a certain personal hygiene standard. This seems to be a normal practice for all the germophobes out there and something that serves as irritation to those who aren’t.
Being stuck behind the same four walls for weeks on end, without so much as a guest coming over for a visit or work to rush off to; can introduce a question that I’m sure all of us have come to face – “Is a shower really necessary when I’ve done nothing all day?”
Some may scoff at the idea completely (I’m looking at you germaphobes) and others may nod their head in agreement. It seems to make sense practically, I mean, how much bacteria can you accumulate if all you’re doing is sitting on the couch in the same sleepshirt as last night?
Not to mention the embarrassing question of whether to skip the deodorant altogether, because money is tight, right?
Well, on behalf of your significant others’, children, parents, or fluffy other halves, I’d recommend taking that shower and using that deodorant because let’s face it. Body odor is not pleasant and being forced to isolate with it, is cruelty to say the least. Just because you don’t smell yourself, doesn’t mean others can’t.
In times like this, we have to be cautious of the things that we come into contact with as well as the ramifications of such. The number of bacteria and viruses that we come into contact with on a daily basis, whether it’s in isolation or not, is enough to make me want to hop up from the keyboard and wash my hands until they’re raw.
Everything that we bring into the house, whether it’s cookie bags or juice-boxes, carries an insurmountable variety of risks with it. Whilst COVID-19 runs rife in the world today, our best possible means is to prevent, rather than treat. It wouldn’t hurt if we smelled like tropical citrus whilst we did it.
Written by: Talia Jeethendra