Hand sanitizer are anti-bacterial. How does it help with a virus?

Posted by jibbyja @jibbyja, Mar 24, 2020

Hand sanitizers are anti bacterial. How is this helping with a virus? Not a criticism, a true question.

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@jibbyja– This is an excellent question. Alcohol attacks and destroys the envelope protein that surrounds some viruses, including coronaviruses. This protein is vital for a virus’s survival and multiplication. But a hand sanitizer needs to be at least 60% alcohol in order to kill most viruses.

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