A US TV host has
On Fox News’ breakfast show, Fox And Friends, Pete Hegseth claimed germs don’t exist because they cannot be seen by the naked eye.
The presenter said he has improved his health since he stopped washing his hands.
The view goes against the view from Doctors. They state that washing your hands protects against illnesses such as food poisoning, flu and diarrhoea.
It recommends that people should spend about 20 seconds washing their hands, or about as long as it takes to sing Happy Birthday.
The World Health Organisation has recently launched the Save Lives: Clean Your Hands campaign to encourage healthcare workers to take care of their hand hygiene.