[LMB] OT: COVID-19 restrictions and recovery

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Tue Apr 14 18:32:57 BST 2020


Yes, but sheltering in place I always have access to running water and 
the soap AND soap and water is SOO much cheaper than hand cleaner.

Harvey

------ Original Message ------
From: "Joel Polowin" <jpolowin at hotmail.com>
Bcc: fishman at panix.com
To: "lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk" <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
Sent: 4/14/2020 12:17:35 PM
Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: COVID-19 restrictions and recovery

>"A. Marina Fournier" <saffronrose at me.com> wrote:
>On Apr 14, 2020, at 1:14 AM, Harvey Fishman <fishman at panix.com> wrote:
>>>  What is the advantage, if any, of an alcohol based skin cleaner
>>>  over Ivory soap and water?
>>  If you lack water when you need to disinfect, it’ll do until you
>>  can wash, shedding the dead germs killed by the alcohol.
>
>That, and speed and guaranteed thoroughness.  Washing with soap and
>water takes at least 20 seconds, and you have to make sure that you
>*scrub* all of the surfaces -- just getting them wet doesn't count.
>With a viricidal agent, as long as everything gets wet, it's good
>enough.
>
>But soap and water aren't usually in short supply, while viricide is
>harder to come by.  And some of the hand sanitizers leave a residue
>which feels unpleasant to me -- moisturizing goo beyond the needs of
>"don't dry out the skin".
>
>Joel
>
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