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Does 70% alcohol hand sanitizer kill viruses while it's still wet? does it have to dry to kill them?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
While still wet: It kills germs while still wet
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Wet: A dried out sanitizer or alcohol swab loses its power to kill viruses or bacteria.

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