It appears that Kylie Jenner could do anything for kettle-chips. She was even going out without any shoes or socks during a pandemic! The 21-year-old makeup mogul turned into the “barefoot billionaire” while picking up snacks at Anastasia Karanikolaou Los Angeles home on 19 April. With an ample of COVID-19 verified cases in California, did Kylie compromise her sanity by leaving her footwear in the car? According to NYC Microbiologist Dr. Dean Hart and Infectious Disease Doctor, OD, MA, BS, AAS, FAAO. Upon being asked if it’s an uncertain time for Kylie or anyone to stroll barefoot outside, he states that “I believe right now, it is no riskier than other-time.”
COVID-19 does not live on the pavement?
Dr. Hart says, “Well, it might live on the pavement, but it won’t go through your feet. The fungus and glass on the ground are the ones you should more worry about than about COVID-19 in that particular scenario.
How are they asking you to take the shoes-off at the entrance?
We take out our shoes at the door of the house in almost every Eastern country. Even in kung-fu class, it’s approved, and there is a lot of that standard in this world. But in the US, it is not typically standard from my observation. And the objective behind it is that it’s a good practice to take off your shoes either at the entrance or right inside the door. As the fungus as well as the bacteria, which are known as the black hydrocarbons. All those inorganic pollutants and organic pollutants are at the soles of your footwear.
As we are advised that we should wipe everything with Lysol ere, it gets into the residence. And we ought to leave our clothes and shoes in the parking and rush to take a shower. So why Kylie walking barefoot would it be okay?
When you’re speaking about clothes or having to take them off, you’re addressing the people you are talking to, and the fomites that comeout of their mouth would possibly be landing on the dresses. You might have a COVID virus on your paws.
COVID19 cannot or can exist on the pavement? Or,you cannot trace it in the apartment?
It can last a little while, but it certainly can’t go through the bottom of your feet and make you sick. Tracing it back into the house or on the floor, that’s a wild stretch. There are much better mechanisms to go through to catch this. For example, somebody was touching the cell phone, or they have fomites have spit come out onto this thing that you feel, then you rub your eye. The mucous membrane of your eye is there, so the virus helps itself with its glycoprotein spikes and digs right into those cell membranes and unzips it and gets into your cells. That’s how it works from mucous membranes. There’s not much snot on your feet, except somebody else’s if you’re walking around without shoes.
So, it isn’t a risky choice to walk around barefoot right now?
All that stuff I’ve listed, and you can’t take your feet off the front door walking around barefoot is still disgusting. Are you going to put shoes on when you get into your home? All the things are sickening because there’s fungus, viruses, and bacteria. But I wouldn’t hang my reputation by saying, there is a risk of COVID because of walking on the street without shoes. That is just stretching, and I’m a microbiologist. You’re pulling it if you can get it that way. If it were to happen, you’ve got to walk and not clean your feet. Then, you’ve got to get it on your wood floors, what are you doing, licking your stories? It’s not going through the skin, the only way COVID virus infects us and we are pretty damn confident about this is through the eyes, nose, mouth, eyes, and ears where the mucous membranes are. So like I said, the inorganic and organic things you can get on the bottom of your feet. Even if you go barefoot include a myriad of fungus, molds, bacteria, and viruses. Going barefoot isn’t a likely route to get Covid19. I do not think one person has gotten COVID this way.