As if this year’s superflu wasn’t bad enough, now we’ve all got coronavirus to worry about. The disease, also called COVID-19, hasn’t yet hit pandemic status quite yet. But it has reached the U.S., and people want to prepare. That means stocking up: on non-perishable food, on face masks (please, stop), and, of course, on hand sanitizer.
Demand for antibacterial gel like Purell has spiked 1,400% from December 2019 to January 2020, report researchers at marketing and analytics firm Adobe Analytics. It’s so popular, that some stores are even concerned that there could be shortages of hand sanitizer.
But while I was stressing about whether I should duck out of work, run to the nearest drugstore, and see if I could grab a few bottles before it was too late, one of my coworkers posted a question I hadn’t even considered: Does hand sanitizer even work against COVID-19? “After all, isn’t coronavirus a virus?” she asked, blowing my mind. “And isn’t Purell antibacterial?”\
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