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Best Surgical Gloves to Protect You From the Coronavirus

As the corona virus (a.k.a COVID-19) spreads around the world at a seemingly accelerating pace many are petrified by fear and information overload. Some experts think that 40-70% of people will be infected by the corona virus known as SARS-COV-2 (virus causing COVID-19) if it becomes a pandemic. For those looking to take action, you can start by obtaining some surgical gloves, hand sanitizers and face masks.

Surgical Gloves can help protect you from the corona virus by allowing you to use public facilities without your hands coming into contact with potential contamination. However, remember that you must NOT touch your mouth, nose, face or your food with gloves on after you’ve been in public. Virus and bacteria on contaminated surfaces can be transferred to your gloves and you can still risk infection if the virus enters your body via your mouth, nose or eyes.

When choosing surgical gloves, it’s important to note that some people suffer from latex allergies. If that’s you, remember to choose the nitrile or vinyl type surgical gloves rather than latex surgical gloves.

Types of Surgical Gloves


Natural latex is produced from a rubber tree. The latex is the fluid that protects the tree beneath the bark. The extracted liquid is cloudy white in color and similar in appearance to cow milk. Some people have latex allergies and usually takes the form of itchy skin when coming into contact with latex.


Nitrile is a synthetic rubber and it is made  in a stainless steel vat and is the most puncture resistant material for disposable surgical gloves. They have a low likelihood of causing allergic reaction compared to latex.


Vinyl gloves are produced with raw Synthetic materials (mainly PVC – Poly Vinyl Chloride). Vinyl gloves are less resistant to punctures than Nitrile gloves. They are also less expensive. However, one benefit of Vinyl disposable surgical gloves are that they have the lowest allergy rate amongst all disposable gloves.

Best Surgical Gloves Still Available

As stocks run low on medical supplies around the world, the editorial team at has compiled a list of the best surgical gloves still available on amazon. Here they are.

LATEX Gloves

Nitrile Gloves

Vinyl Gloves




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