How washing your hands for 20 seconds does the trick

Vox used a lotion that mimics viruses to demonstrate the power of washing your hands for twenty seconds:

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Most often missed areas while washing hands

This graphic from WakeMed shows the areas most often missed while washing hands. It’s based on an old-ish study from 1978 by Taylor LJ that evaluated handwashing techniques by health professionals. I’m guessing (hoping) that technique has improved since then.

Also, if there were a diagram based on data collected from the men’s room, the hands would just be completely colored red. Wash your hands, please. It’s kind of important right now.

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