So, I've finally gotten into binging Star Trek and I can't explain this:
Why do they almost never utilize protective wear? Multiple times I've seen an epidemic break out onboard a starship and even the doctors don't wear anything, no breath filters or gloves, let alone a biohazard suit and because of this they end up infected. (TNG: Unnatural Selection, TNG: The Naked Now)
When going on away missions no one ever takes anything protective, even if they are simply exploring an uninhabited jungle where they have no clue about the possibly dangerous flora and fauna. Riker almost dies because he got stuck by a vine thorn.(TNG: Shades Of Grey)
Suggested answer from here talks about armour for battle, that was not my question, my question is about the fact that there is zero protection from biologicaly hostile environment: Doctors are in no way separated from their patients and away teams have no precautions against wildlife. I understand you do not go armed to the teeth on an diplomatic mission, but when your patient has the plague you get yourself a mask. Another answer is they take precautions that we do not see, again not true because doctors are infected by their own patients.