Published: Tue, February 12, 2019

'Germs Are not a Real Thing'

'Germs Are not a Real Thing'

"Fox and Friends" weekend personality Pete Hegseth chose to share a little something-something about his personal hygiene habits on Sunday that left some folks - including his co-hosts - a little grossed out.

"I innoculate myself", he said on Monday, after announcing that his 2019 resolution was to say more of what he says off-air on television. And by using the depressingly enormous platform that is Fox News to share this misinformation, he's put us all in a position where we're actually having to have a conversation about the reality of germs and the importance of washing your hands, like we're all back in preschool-preschool in the year 1870. That is when he admitted, "I don't think I've washed my hands for 10 years". In contrast with Hegseth, Trump is a self-proclaimed "germaphobe" who reportedly has a disdain for handshakes and a passion for frequent hand washing. "Really, I don't really wash my hands ever", Hegseth stated on Sunday's episode of the show, possibly as his cohosts anticipated chugging bottles of Purell.

The entire exchange was prompted by Bila acknowledging that Hegseth was eating day-old pizza that had been left on the "Fox & Friends" set overnight, according to Raw Story. "Therefore the're not real", Hegseth said.

Adding that his hands "look pretty clean to me".

"My dad has that theory too", Bila told him.


So whether Hegseth was joking or not, he didn't make that clear enough to dissuade people who may actually believe what he was saying. Loosen up and have some fun. I also support drinking from garden hoses and riding bikes w/o a helmet.

"Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others", the CDC advises.

According to a scientific study published by the US National Center for Biotechnology Information, one gram (0.03oz) of human faeces - about the weight of a paper clip - can contain one trillion germs.

Lovely stuff - let's hope Hegseth was joking, eh?

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