The answer may be in the engineering or creation of products and materials that are antimicrobial. This can be done by requiring the use of antimicrobial products in medical offices, facilities and hospitals. Transportation(s) such as bus, boat, plane, subway or train should employ the use of copper alloys as a defense mechanism for infectious bacteria and viruses because the copper alloys prevents the spread of viruses and disease. With many, people using public transportation on a regular basis, with the use of copper alloys as an antimicrobial substance this would reduce the amount of germs that are spread from one person to another. Should buses, boats, planes, subways and trains be obligated to supply hand sanitizers in one form or another to prevent the spread of germs during passenger transportation? Perhaps they should, but they will probably increase the fares because of this.
Because, so many types of bacteria and viruses are resistant to the varied antibiotic treatments available, resources that include materials such as copper need to be used to keep illness at bay.
If you do not design products that can withstand illness, you are ultimately spreading it by not providing somewhat of a natural defense. Germs are everywhere, but there needs to be a product intervention, in that what is used for the ill and sick and perhaps transport them eg. ambulance, should also prevent further spread and illness including infections from medical and hospital facilities.
By using copper alloy antimicrobial products in areas that are frequently used by people, bacteria and viruses can no longer make an appointment or give theirs to somebody else! There should never be too many of these anyway! Please note: copper causes oxidative stress so it should not be ingested in huge or toxic amounts. But antimicrobial copper is ideal for the external use and prevention of bacteria and viruses.