The best way to wash your hands to help prevent diseases, like coronavirus Just The FAQs

Date: 2020-03-04 21:39:46

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When people ask how to protect themselves against the spread of COVID-19, one of the first suggestions from doctors is washing your hands. Here are the do’s and don’ts.
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It’s a skill you probably learned as a toddler, but most people in the USA still haven’t mastered it: washing your hands.

Multiple studies show people don’t wash their hands as much as they should – and when they do, they often do it ineffectively. Many people don’t see the problem.

“People think that they do wash their hands properly … they have this concept of, ‘Yes, I’ve done it correctly,’ ” Mindy Brashears, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s deputy under secretary for food safety, told USA TODAY.

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