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Which virus is more dangerous?

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Lockdown reflections 1.3
Update: How could I miss that street litter can end up as ocean litter? *

There was a meme a while ago, widely shared, about people having to fight two pandemics: the corona virus one and stupidity.

I forgot about about the quip until I saw a disposable latex glove on the ground.  It's not that I have never seen other objects of personal use discarded nonchalantly in a very public place, like a street. 
Condoms for example, although very very rarely (it can't be that comfortable, using a small wall as a prop, I'd guess). There have been as well the odd sock, a T-shirt, cigarette butts. 
This is not fly-tipping  as such, we are talking small stuff, not humungous fridge-freezers or king-size mattresses. Small things do get lost or forgotten or thrown away. 
In the middle of a pandemic though? A disposable glove of the type that has become associated with precautionary measures meant to defend us against the Virus?

I can understand someone's self-lov…