Wash Your Lyrics
I am subscribed to Nature briefings; a quick weekday email summary of the most important developments in the natural world with regards to Science. In the 11 March 2020 edition, WHO had announced COVID-19 to be a pandemic to convince the world to not only take the threat of the virus seriously, but their response towards it as well.
I am a Geneticist and I specialised in the genetics of microorganisms during my varsity days, thus I am adding my voice to the scientific community when we say that basic hygiene practises such as washing your hands can neither be overstated nor its impact underestimated.
“So why does soap work so well on the Sars-CoV-2, the coronavirus and indeed most viruses? The short story: because the virus is a self-assembled nanoparticle in which the weakest link is the lipid (fatty) bilayer. Soap dissolves the fat membrane and the virus falls apart like a house of cards and dies – or rather, we should say it becomes inactive as viruses aren’t really alive.”Pall Thordarson is a professor of chemistry at the University of New South Wales, Sydney
In line with this, Nature briefings featured a link to the Wash Your Lyrics website by William Gibson, which helps you to add your favourite song to your hand washing routine. Simply type in the song you would like to use and the code behind the website generates you own personalised hand washing song!
Therefore, in the spirit of hand washing suddenly becoming a global fad, I thought it would be quite amusing to generate my poster with Taylor Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do.
Sometimes people learn and remember best when serious things have a hint of humour!
Wash Your Hands Lyrical Poster
More Verified & Trustworthy Resources
- Clean Care is Safer Care: https://www.who.int/gpsc/clean_hands_protection/en/
- The Global Health Network Coronavirus Knowledge Hub: https://coronavirus.tghn.org
- The Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre: https://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus