The number of people affected with the COVID-19 has just skyrocketed in the US and all over the world, with more than 10,000 deaths and a panic mode which has just been activated. A lot of people have lost their loved ones, and have lost their jobs as well. This pandemic is ravishing a lot of crazy things.
It is very important to know that a hand sanitizer does not replace hand washing.
I understand that almost everyone is talking about, or wants hand sanitizers to help with the COVID-19. Proper hand hygiene is very essential at this time. The kind of hand hygiene that you need to practice is not the kind that you actually finish your hand washing in a split second. In order for you to be safe in this time where there is so much instability all over the world, you need to wash your hands, and you need to actually wash it more than ever before.
Hand sanitizers have been cleared from the shelves, and you probably only have your hand soap with you at home. Do not freight, only be of courage, because your hand soap will strengthen your heart.
Respiratory viruses are spread easily via our hands either via handshake, or just touching a surface, and then an uninfected person touches that same surface. If you happen to come in contact with the viral particles and start touching your face, or your body, and all whatnot, you have a greater chance of actually getting the virus, and it will eventually stick to the hands, and you end up getting the said respiratory virus which happens to be coronavirus aka COVID-19.
What is soap?
According to Wikipedia, Soap is a salt of a fatty acid which is used in a variety of cleansing and lubricating products. In a domestic setting, soaps are usually used for washing, bathing. It is worth noting that, soaps are able to kill viruses, and coronavirus is not exempted. This is the fast, easy and most reliable way to actually get rid of COVID-19.
How does soap kill viruses?
To kill any germ or virus’ you need to:
- Wet your hands
- Put some of the soap in your hand and thoroughly distribute it all over not forgetting your fingernails, and in between your fingers.
- Rinse your hands thoroughly. It usually takes a little time for the soap to kill any virus which is typically about 20 seconds or more. Some people say you should sing the ‘happy birthday’ song when washing your hand.
- Finally, wipe your hands with a paper towel, then use the paper towel, to turn the tap off.
The WHO and the CDC have several basic measures to help stop the wild spread of COVID-19:
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, objects.
- Stay at home when you feel sick.
- Contact a health worker if you have any symptoms of fever and or dry cough.
- DON’T touch your face.
- DON’T travel if you have a fever and cough.
- DON’T wear a mask if you are not sick.
COVID-19 is real, and do your best to maintain good hand hygiene. Do your best to stay safe and clean out there, and most importantly, do not forget to pray for God’s protection upon your life, and the life of your loved ones.
Until next time,