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The Downsides Of 'Hygiene Theater'

Here & Now‘s Callum Borchers speaks with Derek Thompson about some of the efforts in-home and in public places to clean surfaces — even though research has shown that it’s very unlikely that someone will catch the virus from touching a shared surface.

Thompson writes in The Atlantic about what he calls “hygiene theater,” which he says is a waste of time.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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