Today’s Navy : Why NO gloves during these medical procedures?

Seeing is believing.  This was published by the Navy in 2020.

Image from June 30, 2020 US Navy COVID-19 Leaders’ Handbook, page 5 U. S. Navy photo by MC2 Robyn B. Melvin PDF below


Oct. 2019 photo: PRE-COVID-19 awareness-No.  Blood-borne virus awareness  (HCV, HIV, or HBV)-Yes, but ignored. 

191029-N-HC646-0010 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Oct. 29, 2019) Hospital Corpsman Labrea Knight, assigned to Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor (NHCOH), gives a flu shot to Naval Aircrewmen (Avionics) Skyler Ng, assigned to Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit – Whidbey Island, on Ault Field. NHCOH medical department vaccinated shore-based military personnel onboard NAS Whidbey Island to combat the flu virus in order to maintain wellness and mission readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marc Cuenca/Released)

“The Navy, which for months had the majority of the military’s cases, grew by 25 percent in the past week-and-a-half, to 4,591 total.” (Link to Military Times, 7/10/20).

Surprised?  This utter lack of hand hygiene and use of personal protective equipment during blood draws and vaccinations, like the above flu shot, will likely result in blood-borne diseases like HCV spreading over time.  Yes, even though the needle is not being reused, viruses can transfer from hands to openings in the skin, even eyes.  Furthermore, military COVID-deaths are rising.

This is EVIDENCE of a substandard of care in the Navy in 2019-2020 for the prevention of the spread of viruses.

The close-up above was on this official website, Amid COVID-19, seasonal influenza still a threat to force readiness, 4/29/2020. (Link):

But, don’t worry, be happy! 

Below, see a sweet arm bump photo about how to avoid skin-to-skin touching–social control, good advice or both?  Is contact tracing from active military deployed into the community realistic?

The public is gradually learning virus-talk and virus transmission concepts.  First Wave. Second Wave.  Super-spreaders. Epidemiological investigations. Predictive models and maps. Flatten the curve. Hand sanitizer formulas.  Lifespan of viruses on surfaces.

The Second Wave of HCV infections has been attributed to sexual contacts (MSM mostly) and dirty needles.  Mainly from illicit drug users.  Not much is said about drug diversion and other forms of health care associated transmission.   Dr. Fauci tells young people, “You are propagating the pandemic”(Link to 7/16/20 CNBC).   A set-up?

Will tomorrow’s vets, who, through no fault of their own (see above in-service lack of hand hygiene and PPE use), who come down with HCV, or long-term complications from COVID-19, be denied VA benefits like the Vietnam-era 1945-65 birth cohort? 

Laura (Guest author)

Defending the Homeland: Secretary of the Army recognizes BACH and 531st COVID-19 support, 6/15/2020. “U.S. Army Col. Brandon J. Pretlow, assigned to the 44th Medical Brigade, elbow bumps service members assigned to the Urban Augmentation Task Force as a sign of gratitude at the Javits Center in New York City, May 27, 2020. (U.S. Air Force video by Staff Sgt. Zoe Russell)”

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1 Response to Today’s Navy : Why NO gloves during these medical procedures?

  1. Ron says:

    First of all after having served as a Navy Corpsman for over 20 years I can say the following:
    One, the CDC in their own web site states that the wearing of masks does not prevent the spreading of viruses through the mask itself, thus the mask is not an effective preventative. i.e. it seems to be more a tool of conditioning people and causes the wearer to have further respiratory conditions. And if so why do you not see Dr.s Birx and Fauci wearing them? Do as I say and not as I do?
    Second, hand washing is taught in Hospital Corps A School to a fare ye well, with every patient for at least 30 seconds of washing. So why the need of gloves? Only in examinations and in surgical procedures, at least when I was taught in 1968, and with every patient that one sees.
    So why does everyone get willie nillie excited over someone not wearing a mask? Operant conditioning of course. Or as one bold person said after some crepe of a elected official ordering people wearing masks at home did sky writing of “OBEY” several times. Just like in the movie “The Enemy Within.”
    As for the gloves? it is the same as with the masks. Coronavirus is an airborne virus unless someone continually licks his hands or sneezes into them without hand washing. Likely this will not be appreciated but it is time for people to wake up and realize that the powers that be making these ridiculous rules are lying to us. Are you scared yet? IF not we’ll get CNN or NBC or ABC, etc ad nauseum ot lie to you more and more and more….

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