Hand washing vs Sanitizer



TED-Ed: Which is better: Soap or hand sanitizer?

Dig into the science of how soap breaks down a coronavirus, and the effectiveness of hand sanitizer against a viral outbreak. -- Your hands, up close, are anything but smooth. With peaks and valleys, folds and rifts, there are plenty of hiding places for a virus to stick. If you then touch your face, the virus can infect you. But there are two extraordinarily simple ways you can keep that from happening: soap and water, and hand sanitizer. So which is better? Alex Rosenthal and Pall Thordarson investigate.

 

How to wash your hands

The best way to prevent infection and spread of germs, including the coronavirus is by practising good hand hygiene, and regularly washing your hands with soap and water.