The World Health Organization is saying that cash could be contaminated with the coronavirus, and you should avoid using it if you want to stay healthy.
Instead of urging people to practice effective handwashing techniques and try to naturally and safely boost their immune system with proper nutrition and adequate amounts of sleep as a means to protect from the coronavirus, the WHO is saying cash is contaminated. Again, the simple fix here is a good hand washing routine, however, it seems like propaganda towards a cashless society.
People have been warned to wash their hands after using banknotes and if possible to use contactless payments instead. This warning comes after both China and Korea last month began disinfecting and isolating used banknotes as part of their efforts to stop the spread of the virus.
Back in 2014, a website called PYMNTS wrote an article posing the question of whether or not “dirty money” can push us to a cashless society. It expressed that elitists are making sure everyone knows that cash is “dirty” and can carry germs that make us sick. But so can a plethora of other things. Unless you live in a bubble, you’re going to be exposed to germs. Still, many are on board with not using cash.
MasterCard found that 39 percent of Europeans are open to the idea of using a credit or debit card or contactless payment instead of cash to be more hygienic. In terms of replacing cash, the majority of surveyed individuals – 63 percent – chose card payments, while 35 percent said that they would prefer to make online payments instead of using cash. –PYMNTS
Others say a market crash would be needed to usher in a cashless system. If you’ve watched the news or read anything lately, you’d also already know that the markets aren’t doing well in spite of authoritarian interventions from the Federal Reserve.