Talk about medical and public health research and analysis that calls for three cheers!
British hospitals are banning neckties! Never mind that they also have prohibited long sleeves, jewelry, and white lab coats for physicians.
The ban is an attempt to reign in the spread of sometimes deadly hospital-borne infections.
The ties, along with the other banned items of apparel, almost never make it to the laundry and are worn again and again.
Makes sense to me. Where better for a despicable viral varmint to lodge than in and on a cursed necktie?!
I've always loved the British.
But this is more than I could have hoped for.
Gentlemen, burn your ties!