WPI chemical engineers explain why something as ancient and simple as soap is our best weapon in this pandemic
Remember how your mother always told you to wash your hands? Well, now she’s being backed up by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.
They all say (likely your mother included) that washing your hands is one of the best weapons against the COVID-19 pandemic. As health and government officials warn the public to practice social distancing, stay at home as much as possible, and avoid touching your face, they’re also driving home the point that washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water is one of the best things you can do.
Health officials say to make sure you're washing your hands long enough to sing the Happy Birthday song twice. WPI's Sue Roberts has her own plan -- sing the WPI Fight Song. (See video below).