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Viral experiment shows importance of good hygiene

Viral experiment shows importance of good hygiene
Posted at 7:56 AM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 10:57:46-04

(KGTV) -- A video from a pre-kindergarten teacher explaining that washing hands can help prevent the spread of germs is going viral for the creative way it shows how effective soap can be against germs.

The experiment is even leaving adults in awe.

The Instagram clip shows a student dipping her finger into a plate of water and pepper flakes. Then the teacher, Amanda Lorenzo, asks her student to dip her finger into a bowl of soapy water.

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When the student places her finger back into the plate of pepper water, or “virus”, the pepper retracts around her finger.

“Just did this with the kiddo and husband. Not sure who enjoyed it more!,” said commenter Jess Trivette.

This another example of how families and teachers are using various methods to promote good hygiene during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Watch the video in the player below:

The CDC recommends people wash their hands in the following way:

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.