Importance of Hand Wash/Sanitisation from US virus researcher

The coronavirus is an enveloped virus—meaning it has an outer membrane made of oil and fat that it steals from our own cells by pinching off a piece of our cell membranes in a process called viral shedding. It allows the virus to evade our immune system but there’s a trade off.

All enveloped viruses like the coronavirus are extremely susceptible to simple soaps and detergents of any kind. That’s because soap literally explodes the outer membranes of these viruses. Without the envelope, they can’t invade our cells or cause any harm. They just simply die.

So while alcohol-based hand sanitizers are effective at killing the coronavirus on our hands, and should be used at every opportunity, nothing can replace the gold standard of washing our hands with good old fashioned soap and water, which also physically removes dirt and debris. more  

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This is the right time to switch your any soap whatsoever you are using to DETTOL SOAP subject to your affordability in India. more  
I am informed that Alcohol based hand wash is not really safe. more  
Thatw was new information Ms. Nair.The outer membrane of COVID19 . Though there is protection for the virus with the membrane , its susceptibility to simple washing soaps and sanitzers should be exploited . more  
Yes the composition indicates no poisonous ingredients. Lipstick consists of Wax and organic and inorganic pigments . more  
The person in Hyderabad, Telengana was a Techie, working in Bangalore and arrived in Hyderabad by bus . He got infected in Dubai. He is in isolation in hospital at Hyderabad now. All the passengers, who travelled with him from Bangalore to Hyderabad with him, are being tracked for HOME ISOLATION . Hence, the probability of an outbreak in Bangalore and Hyderabad is high now. Is it necessary to avoid travel to Bangalore and Hyderabad now ?? I was in Bangalore to attend an Alumini function at RV College of Engineering campus on 29 Feb 2020 . more  
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