While alcohol-based disinfectants, liquids, wipes, gels, and creams are all effective at getting rid of viruses, the good old soap outperforms them significantly. Chemistry Professor Pall Thordarson explains the science behind soap and how it effectively kills the Coronavirus.
Viruses can be active outside the body for hours, even days. When I shared the information above using Twitter, it went viral. I think I have worked out why. Health authorities have been giving us two messages: once you have the virus there are no drugs that can kill it or help you get rid of it. But also, wash your hands to stop the virus spreading. This seems odd. You can’t, even for a million dollars, get a drug for the coronavirus – but your grandmother’s bar of soap kills the virus.Continue reading →