i think its an exelent idear to carry your own sanitizer so you dont have to use the crap they provide in stores i opt for a streight 80% ethanol that way if the muggles realy get on your nerves you can take a shot to calm them. got to sanatize that throught too lol
What bothers me the most about this incident you had, Paul, is that unless I missed it neither the nurse nor the doctor asked why you didn't want to use the sanitizer. Your doctor should be a partner in health, not a dictator. They should have asked if you had a reason. Sounds like instead they wrote you off as just someone being difficult because they could be difficult, which is a stupid way to interact with people. In addition to losing a patient, they also lost the chance to get to know a really interesting person who has knowledge and ideas that they haven't come across before. People can be so judgy!
I know masks have been mentioned. I wear them when I'm out of the house (not in the yard or to the mailbox, but in public). I wear them because I don't know who is immuno-compromised and can't wear a mask but has no one else to do their grocery shopping for them so they are forced to go out in public where the germs are. I wear them because I care about people in general. It's not comfortable, but it's a small thing I can do to help protect others. This pandemic is not going away any time soon. And if more people would take it seriously, we could maybe get it over with a tiny bit sooner. As it is, we're probably looking at another year at least.
By the way, to whoever asked about Fauci mentioning immune-building. Yes, he mentioned taking vitamins in an interview. Vitamin D in particular, and I believe vitamin C as well. I believe he also covered exercise and not stuffing yourself full of junk food, but I could be wrong about that being in that particular interview.
I work in a refrigerated section of a grocery and struggle with breathing in cold weather if running. Working in refrigeration occasionally troubles me, but not regularly. Wearing a mask more than 40 hours per week, seems to be helping my breathing, even when stressed (hurriedly filling items in the cold, or customers reaching over my head)! People seem to not understand how far six feet really is, nor 3 feet, nor that giving personal space is a sign of respect. Being very sensitive to chemical smells, etc. I want to start coughing when they reach overhead, but am often caught off guard. I did succeed in backing into one guy. My hands get incredibly dry due to opening boxes, touching damp product regularly, washing hands and drying with paper towel. Lotion makes my hands itchy, glycerin also. Plain yogurt seems like a good lotion substitute. I am going to bring a small jar to work and give it a lotion label. At the dentist office, I was given a personal sized sanitizer bottle and asked to use it (had their name on it) and complied, but they did not mention it when I asked about their protocol. Just mention you would prefer to wash your hands and can bring your own xyz soap, etc upon setting an appointment. That may improve things for both parties, or save you a trip. I know that some people feel they are doing great things to save electricity when they close one of my cooler doors when I am carrying a more than handful from one side of the aisle to another and an elderly lady tried to close me into the frig cause she did not see me. I got my chance to use my which use more energy question one day...my open door for 10 seconds...or speeding regularly...or 'warming up the car'...or running the car to have the air-conditioner on? I saw the light bulb go on moment...and he walked away.