'Germs Are not a Real Thing'

However the stance is not reflected by public health organisations

However the stance is not reflected by public health organisations

But, as reader Kevin Cook put it: "Not washing your hands at all for 10 years strikes me as reckless disregard for other people's health".

The onetime Trump (a noted germophobe) potential pick to lead Veterans Affairs, said, "My 2019 resolution is to say things on-air that I say off-air. Really, I don't really wash my hands ever", he said.

Twitter users from the left and right were mystified and slightly horrified by the admission, and have been taking to social media to share their thoughts on the television host's cleanliness habits (or lack thereof).

'Pizza Hut lasts for a long time, ' Hegseth replied, justifying himself. "I feel much better after I thoroughly wash my hands, which I do as much as possible". "Therefore they're not real", Mr Hegseth said.

"The next thing that will happen they are going to be calling my biology professor at Princeton (and ask) 'When Pete was a student in your class, did he believe germs were real?' So dumb". OK, pal, whatever you say - I'm still not shaking your hand.

If you're seeing a lot of tweets or headlines about hand-washing, the explanation lies with Fox News host Pete Hegseth.

Hand-washing is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect from germs and most infections in order to stay disease-free.

United States health and disease watchdog, The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, dedicates several pages of its website to hand-washing, underscoring its importance in preventing the spread of germs.

They further note that everyone should wash their hands before preparing or eating food.

"So you're becoming immune to all the bacteria", interjected co-host Jedediah Bila, who also yelled, "Someone, help me!"

Meanwhile Henry invited the show's viewers to sound off on what Hegseth had just shared.

'Ewwwwww! Not something to brag about, ' wrote one.

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