Handwashing. It’s something we’ve all be doing since we were toddlers and, as it turns out, we’ve probably been doing it wrong.
Normally that wouldn’t matter (unless you work in a hospital or food service or skew toward germaphobia), but now that the novel coronavirus has raised the stakes, it’s time for a tutorial.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends washing your hands for at least 20 seconds among its list of daily preventive actions against the virus.
The World Health Organization ups the ante with a suggested one-minute wash. Check out its instruction on proper technique in this 2015 video:
Well, that was a journey.
Not to question the experts, but maybe don’t leave the faucet running at full bore for an entire minute. If we survive this emerging pandemic, we’re going to need the water.