What about the clothes in your closet, and what about your shoes? Have you ever picked up an article of clothing while shopping because you just know that there are dust and microbes floating in the air and landing on every single item.
Certainly your car seat is infested.
Now you could wipe them down, but you realize that each and every hour they are covered in viruses and bacteria once again.. Do you wipe down your lamps every five minutes? Do you really think the hardware store is free of viruses?
And do you wipe down your mail? Let's not forget the clothing you're wearing right now. They are covered in germs.
But you don't get sick, do you!! That's because the hand washing protection myth is a scam of the first order. If you have a wound, sure wash it. And wash after you go to the bathroom, or have handled food, or your hands have gotten dirty somehow.
But washing your hands to avoid the flu is TOTALLY unnecessary. You touch things all day long. Those things have viruses on them. Yet you are safe and healthy!