[ExI] soap - Rafal

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 08:51:46 UTC 2020

On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 7:55 PM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> Big article in the NYT about how soap kills viruses, but when I  search
> for 'soap does not kill germs' I find reputable sources that say that it
> does not.
> Has anyone ever researched this?  Rafal?
### There is *extensive* research on what kills viruses and that's an

And the answer is "It depends". Some viruses, like hepatitis B, are
completely immune to soap but other viruses, like, luckily, Wuhan virus,
are quite susceptible. Generally hand washing helps in preventing most
communicable disease, even if some of it is just mechanical removal of
infectious material.

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