The Coronavirus has caused a hand sanitizer shortage. Enterprising sellers are charging outrageously inflated prices simply because they can. If you don’t have a sanitizer, you’re not likely to get some while the manufacturers create enough supply to meet the uncontrolled demand caused by panic over coronavirus. But is using hand sanitizers really better than washing your hands with soap and water? While using hand sanitizer is a smart way to slow and prevent the spread of viruses, keep in mind that washing your hands thoroughly with soap is more effective than using hand sanitizer. According to the CDC(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) soap and water are actually more effective than using hand sanitizers when removing certain germs. While alcohol-based hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of germs on your hands, they actually don’t eliminate all types of germs like soap and water do. It is also proven and recommended by the CDC that scrubbing your hands under warm, running water for at least 20-30 seconds will really help kill those germs and can reduce the spread of respiratory type illnesses by 16-21%.The smartest thing  you can do every single day multiple times a day is to wash your hands. 

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