“Clean” gets murky

Help me here.SANITIZER copy

It (yeah, “it“) says you just need to wash your hands a lot, with soap and water, for 20 seconds. Then you’ll be COVID safe.

So can someone explain to me what all this fuss is about hand sanitizer and bleach etc?

I mean, can’t you just use soap on all those virus infested surfaces and  let Ivory do its thing?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  says “clean hands often, including immediately after removing gloves and after contact with an ill person, by washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available and hands are not visibly dirty, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol may be used.”

So it sounds like hand sanitizer is a backup,  actually, an acceptable alternative to soap and water.  If so, why keep going with this manic search for disinfectants?If you can’t find sanitizer, then why doesn’t a nice big blast of SOAP AND WATER work?

Obviously, I’m just one of the gobsmacked millions trying to figure out WTF is going on,  trying to get one or two actual hard facts.

I’ve posed the question to the CDC and will pass along its response. 

But if anyone out there wants to comment here, I’d be most grateful. 

Stay tuned — and six feet apart.



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