Soap and Water; still the best way to keep germs away!

South San Francisco, CA    February 10, 2020

Amid the high concerns regarding the Coronovirus, neighbors do well to remember the seasonal influenza impact on too many of us, which severely impacts those with more vulnerable immune systems. Today many rely on hand sanitizers as their first go to, believing it must be the best way to prevent the spread of germs. However, a teacher in Idaho did an experiment for her students to identify where germs linger, and the best way to deal with them. Surprise, surprise – turns out it is soap and water!

On her Facebook page,Jaralee Annice Metcalf shares her story, and experiment. Due to multiple questions posed by commenters, Jaralee edited her post. To view it CLICK HERE. 

We did a science project in class this last month as flu season was starting. We took fresh bread and touched it. We did one slice untouched. One with unwashed hands. One with hand sanitizer. One with washed hands with warm water and soap. Then we decided to rub a piece on all our classroom Chromebooks.

As somebody who is sick and tired of being sick and tired of being sick and tired. Wash your hands! Remind your kids to wash their hands! And hand sanitizer is not an alternative to washing hands!! At all!

This is so DISGUSTING!!!

**All the students touched each piece (of the touched pieces)**
**Results took 3-4 weeks because of preservatives**
**It was plain white bread**
** Editing again to clarify: The control piece wasn’t fresh when we took this picture. It just wasn’t ever touched with naked hands and it was moved immediately from the bread bag to the zip lock baggie (every piece of bread here is from the same loaf and same day)**
**They’re freezer ziplock bags meant for raw meat and they’re sealed tight**
**We do sanitize our Chromebooks, obviously we did not do that for this experiment ?**
**We are an elementary school. Not a fancy CDC lab, so relax a little and WASH YOUR HANDS**
?? Again! This is an elementary school classroom experiment, try not to get upset! ??
**I am in no way trying to make Google Chromebooks look bad, all laptops have germs, the amount is based on the person/people using them and not the brand (can’t believe I need to specify this)**
**It is just plain soap. Not antibacterial or anything fancy**
**You’re all entitled to your opinions. But they may be deleted**
**Here is a link for those that would like to try this experiment at home.…/camp-little-vict…/dirty-hands **

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