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Keeping Our Hands Clean: How a Doctor in Vienna Revolutionized Disease Control Through Hand-Washing

“Wash your hands!”

Since the earliest days of the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve been reminded constantly to practice responsible hygiene. If there’s one thing experts can agree on, it’s that simple adjustments to our regular habits, like practicing social distancing, wearing a face mask, and frequently washing our hands throughout the day can save lives.

Reminders to keep our hands clean have become ubiquitous, as we’ve adjusted to life under these circumstances. When soap and other cleaning products began flying off the shelves, distilleries pivoted to producing their own hand sanitizer to keep up with the necessary demand. Hand sanitizing stations have been implemented at grocery stores and other essential businesses. And messaging from pub