Keeping the hands clean is one of the major defenses anybody could have against coronavirus. Perhaps the constant reminding of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) may have paid off, as new research showed that more people are remembering to keep their hands clean by washing. However, there are still some groups who need more reminders.
The U.S. CDC looked at six scenarios involving young adults and handwashing and they tried to determine if these young people do remember to wash their hands. The six scenarios that CDC tested include checking if people washed their hands after coughing or sneezing, before eating at home, before food preparation at home, before eating at restaurants, after bathroom use at home, and after bathroom use in public.
In the agency’s research paper published in Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly, the CDC compared the month of