Jao Council for Clean Hands Update:
THE FDA DOES NOT ALLOW SANITIZERS TO MAKE VIRAL CLAIMS.
The CDC recommendations state, “The best defense against the spread of germs & viruses is to frequently wash your hands with soap & water for 20 seconds.”
However if soap and water are not an option, this is what we found: “In fact, COVID-19 appears to demonstrate a similar pathology as other coronaviruses; most notably Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and the endemic human strain (HCoV). All of the viruses listed above can remain infectious on glass, metal and plastic surfaces for up to ten days at a time and are weakened by temperatures reaching 30 or 40 degrees Celsius (roughly 86 degrees Fahrenheit and 104 degrees Fahrenheit, respectively).
The viruses studied were also successfully enfeebled by common household disinfectants. Products composed of 62-71% ethanol, 0.5% hydrogen peroxide or 0.1 % sodium hypochlorite deactivated infectious bacteria in under 60 seconds.”