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A 31-year-old member asked:

Why are we told to wash our hands to prevent viral infections if the soap is antibacterial?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Angtisepsis: Soap and water are the best we have to prevent our hands from spreading all kinds of infection.
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