People have gone a bit crazy with the coronavirus lately. Too much of it is led by the media hype.
In fact, the hype and misinformation about it have caused a massive shortage of hand sanitizers, rubbing alcohol, and even toilet paper.
By the way, I’ll be releasing an article in a couple of days about the best disinfectants for killing the coronavirus.
Anyway, let me just quickly get right to the point today and give you the best & easiest way to protect yourself from the coronavirus or any similar virus like the flu.
Wash Your Hands For At Least 20 Seconds
The best thing you can do is wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and I suggest 30.
I know, totally lame and boring.
But, most people don’t do it!
Statistics show that only 5% of people wash their hands correctly and long enough to kill harmful bacteria.
And trust me, washing your hands for 30 seconds is longer than you think.
Take a look at these pictures.
You can see that the top left, #1 is before washing.
#2 is what many people do, a quick rinse, which doesn’t do much.
#3 is six seconds with no soap and #4 with soap is when you start to see the benefits. By the way, most people wash less than 6 seconds.
#5, even at 15 seconds, there’s still some bacteria left. By the way, less than 5% of people wash their hands for 15 seconds
Thus, 30 seconds is ideal.
Just know that a surgeon has to wash their hands for a minimum of 5 minutes before surgery. AND, they wear gloves on top of it.
So the least you and I can do is invest 20-30 seconds. Just half a minute.
Make sure you do it especially when you’re out in public, touching stuff, shaking hands, before you eat, after the bathroom, and so forth.
And pay extra attention to your fingers – don’t put them in your mouth, ears, eyes, and so forth, unless you’ve done a thorough hand wash first.
Just be mindful of these things.
An important reminder if nothing else.
So there you have it. Make sure you wash your hands, often with soap and water for at least 20-30 seconds.
Like I said earlier, in a day or two I’ll release my next follow up article about the best disinfectants for killing the coronavirus. Stuff you can do at home and it’s easy and very inexpensive.
This is especially important because there is a shortage of rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizers.