Wearing masks and social distance, soap, and water has been important contributors to the fight against Kovid-19 during the lockdown phase. These have now become things that do not need to be remembered and the body and mind have brought them into habits, but this habit has hardly happened to anyone six months ago. Masks, self-isolation, and social distancing such as handwash between weapons against the corona are often ignored.
With the emergence of coronavirus as a health emergency all over the world since February, health agencies are constantly telling people how to avoid the virus. Experts, doctors, and government officials have been told repeatedly to wash hands several times a day for at least 20 seconds with lukewarm water. The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a graphic. It shows the correct way to wash hands.
People started forgetting to wash their hands
In six months, a confusing global picture of rising infection cases and the lockdown has marginalized handwashing advice. Awareness about handwashing is gradually decreasing amidst the growing anger among some people against wearing masks and face covering. An Ethiopian study says that less than one percent of the 1,000 people who go to the hospital are those who wash their hands properly, but was the advice changed?
Experts say this has not happened at all; rather, they consider it twice as effective. Thomas Gilbert, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University in Boston, says the easiest way to eliminate the chemical makeup of the coronavirus is to wash your hands with cheap soap and warm water. They say, 'These viruses contain membranes that surround genetic components called lipid members. Since they are oily, greasy structures, they can be eliminated with soap and water. Their outer shell dissolves with soap and water and the genetic material that affects the human cells, which forms copies of the virus, gets swept away and destroyed. '
Gilbert says, "I have not yet heard anything like reducing the time spent washing hands." He says, 'You should wet your hands, take soap and clean your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with comfort. No corner or place should remain untouched. '
Gilbert says that in such a time, the chemical reaction between lipid membrane and soap is completed. They say that it also has other benefits. The soap also works well in cleaning the material. They say that if they work with hot water and soap, it becomes more quickly.
Soap is important
Martin Michaelis, a professor of molecular science at the University of Kent, UK, says that only water cannot eradicate the virus. He says, 'If you get oil in your hand while cooking, it is difficult to clean it with only water. You need soap. Soap is also needed in the same way for the coronavirus. This removes the covering of the lipid over the virus and makes the virus inactive. '
The use of hand sanitizers has largely outlasted the effects of handwashing. People carry a small bottle of sanitizers while going out of the house. Also, while going to shops or offices, people's hands are cleaned with sanitizers.