While talking on Fox and Friends, Hegseth said that he did not believe that germs were a "real thing" as they could not be seen with naked eyes.
"Ewwww Pete Hegseth, stay the hell away from me", one social media user tweeted. I don't think I've washed my hands for 10 years.
Germs are not a real thing. "'I can't see them, therefore they're not real'". Take Fox News' Pete Hegseth for example.
He noted it was all about building up his robust immune system: "I can't get sick".
'Pizza Hut lasts for a long time, ' Hegseth replied, justifying himself.
For what it's worth, old mate nearly immediately doubled down on his claims on Twitter, claiming it was actually a joke you morons, you fucking idiots.
Plenty of teachers also mocked his claims with one joking that he'd learn about germs if he spent anytime in a children's classroom: 'Spend some time as a teacher in a kindergarten class, trust me, you'll wash your hands!'
Professor Donald Schaffner said: "People need to feel comfortable when they are washing their hands but as far as effectiveness, this study shows us that the temperature of the water used didn't matter". Loosen up and have some fun.
Washing one's hands is one of the rudimentary best practices in preventive medicine as it prevents the spread of infections and viruses to other people.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides an extensive list of situations where you should wash your hands on its website, and it includes the vast majority of human day-to-day activities. There's a good chance that hand has radioactive scabies on it because it hasn't been washed in an entire decade.