This year for the A-to-Z Challenge, I'll be looking at major events that happened in 2020 [the year we would all like to forget, so let's look at it first, before flushing it down the toilet].
Welcome to H! We're looking at – HAND SANITIZER.
CDC instructions are that we should keep our hands away from our face and wash them, with soap, frequently throughout the day because soap neutralizes this coronavirus. For essential workers with frequent public contact, the recommendation is to wash every 30 minutes for 20 seconds, which is the time required to sing the Happy Birthday song to yourself twice.
Here's the CDC page on hand-washing
If you read the “recommended times during the day to wash your hands”, it basically would require most people to stand by a sink 24/7, except when sleeping. If you don't have access to a sink 24/7, you can use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Hand-sanitizer stations have popped up everywhere. I tried it once, and my hands broke out in a nasty rash. Not fun. So when I have a choice, I don't use the sanitizer.
Have you used hand sanitizer? Let us know in the comments.
Here's a teaser for tomorrow, letter I: