We know the coronavirus mostly enters through our nose and mouth. If we disinfect these areas, could we avoid COVID-19? Penn State researchers say the answer could be yes. In a study in the Journal of Medical Virology, they showed that anti-septic mouthwashes inactivated greater than 99.9% of a coronavirus similar to the one that causes COVID-19, after only 30 seconds. A nasal rinse of 1% solution of baby shampoo inactivated greater than 99.9% of the coronavirus after two minutes. These results do not show that mouthwashes or nasal rinses definitely prevent you from catching the virus, but they might help at least a little.
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The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever
Through the stories of a dozen athletes whose injuries and recovery advanced the field (including Joan Benoit, Michael Jordan, Brandi Chastain, and Tommy John), Dr. Geier explains how sports medicine makes sports safer for the pros, amateurs, student-athletes, and weekend warriors alike.Get the Book