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Why We Can’t Sleep On Hand Hygiene in a Post-COVID America

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Is there anything such as full-proof coronavirus immunity in a Post-COVID-19 America? Unfortunately, the straight answer is no. While COVID-19 has quieted across the U.S. and most of Europe after a vicious winter surge, it’s not an “All Clear” sign and a signal that we can lower our collective resolve to practice social distance rules […]

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Influenza Fails to Hit Pre-Pandemic Levels This Season

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Influenza has lost its fastball and lost much of its usual sickly bite on the United States of America. While the number of influenza cases rose nationwide after a quiet 2020-21 season, the flu failed to hit pre-pandemic levels this season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports. Even better, the feared double […]

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Healthy Supply Chain Leads FDA to Withdraw COVID-19 Ethanol Sanitizer Provisions

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America’s hand sanitizer supply chain is off the ropes and again running like a fine-tuned machine. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has essentially issued a cease and desist directive to manufacturers of ethanol hand sanitizers prepared under COVID-19 Public Health Emergency policies to manufacture a finished alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The federal mandate is clear: […]

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Flurona: What Is It and How to Avoid It?

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Just when we thought we had passed the peak of the Omicron COVID-19 wave, comes the latest, terrifying punch the coronavirus pandemic has thrown our way: Flurona. What exactly is Flurona? ‘Flurona’ is a term to describe a flu-COVID-19 coinfection. A handful of cases have surfaced in the United States, mostly among children and teenagers. […]

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Good Health: The Best New Year’s Resolution

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Resolution (New Year’s Definition): A course of action that you have decided on and are determined to complete.  Friends, welcome to 2022: a promising time of new beginnings, a fresh start, and, of course, new resolutions. As we weather yet another COVID-19 resurgence thanks to the troublesome Omicron variant, we can all agree there is […]

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How to Avoid a COVID Christmas

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If only we could put the coronavirus on a hard No Fly List and Christmas and New Year’s Eve Party Blacklist this holiday season. Unfortunately, in the real, very harsh COVID-filled world we live in, that’s not possible. The sad truth is harmful germs and pathogens will be with us wherever we go and turn […]

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Do You Really Know What’s in Your Soap and Hand Sanitizer?

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They are our trusted first and second lines of hygiene defense. They are germs’ exterminators. They are remarkably efficient cleansers and keeping countless millions of Americans on their feet and healthy during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We all know of what soap and hand sanitizer do, but what exactly are these super germ fighter we turn […]

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The Biggest Hand Sanitizer Mistakes

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Have Hand Sanitizer, Will Travel. It’s a smart slogan many Americans are traveling by as the cautiously venture out across town, across state and across the country during the COVID-19 Pandemic. When washing your hands with soap and water is not readily available, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends hand sanitizer as […]

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60% Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Found to Be Most Effective

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Some hygienic truths are self-evident. Even in the early days of our conscious medical hygienic fight against germs and bacteria, long before the word novel coronavirus appeared in a medical journal or was used at least once by almost every American at least once a day, alcohol’s remarkable ability to serve as a germ-killing agent […]

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The Great Germ-Stopping Debate: Alcohol-Based vs Alcohol-free Hand Sanitizers

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Updated: May 11, 2021 As we all strive to keep ourselves, families, coworkers, neighbors and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic era, hand sanitizer is standard, necessary equipment to help us thwart off infectious bacteria, germs and pathogens. You simply can’t safely leave your home without it. When soap and water are not available, there’s […]

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Hand Sanitizer vs Soap and Water – Which Is Best?

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Updated: Friday, April 9, 2021 During these trying, uncertain days, there are two essential hand hygiene measures none of us can live without: Hand Sanitizer and Soap and Water. As we strive to keep ourselves, families, friends and neighbors healthy in the time of the coronavirus, many people are asking hand hygiene’s age-old question. Is […]

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Benzalkonium Chloride, Alcohol-Free Sanitizer Just as Effective at Fighting COVID-19

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They had discovered a COVID-19-neutralizing revelation. As Brigham Young University researchers excitedly reviewed the results of their study, they found a new hope for a weary America and a new truth: the long-held rules have changed in the disinfecting fight against COVID-19.  Extensive research from BYU shows alcohol-free hand sanitizer to be just as effective […]

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For Now, Americans Keeping Flu at Bay

In the most dangerous cold and flu season of our lifetimes, the American public is, for now, keeping influenza at bay. In hopeful news amid the dark winter of COVID-19’s second deadly wave through America, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report influenza cases are surprisingly and refreshingly low. Through November, only 1.5% […]

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Global Handwashing Day 2020 Urges All To ‘Wash Coronavirus Away’

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The coronavirus doesn’t care who you are, John Doe in Iowa, Jane Doe in Ireland, Tom Hanks in Hollywood, or the President of the United States of America. COVID-19 grants infection immunity to no one. “Tonight, (the First Lady) and I tested positive for COVID-19,” President Donald Trump tweeted. As we learned Friday, October 2, […]

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Hand Sanitizer, Caution Musts in ‘Most Important Flu Season of Our Lifetimes’

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As the storm of the scariest cold and flu season in American history approaches, it’s important for all of us to remember a proven, hopeful truth: COVID-19 has a proven Kryptonite and its name is alcohol-based hand sanitizer. As America readies to fight the terrifying double-trouble tandem of COVID-19 and influenza this fall, having hand […]

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A COVID-19-Contained America Is In Our Hands

As We Recognize Hand Hygiene Day, More Than Ever, Healthcare Facilities Need Comprehensive Hand Hygiene Programs By Clete Campbell Today, our hands are the most important instruments to the world’s health. Clean hands are the best chance for ourselves, our families, our neighbors, our communities, our state and nation to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Never […]

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By Protecting Ourselves & Each Other From COVID-19, We’re Going To Be OK

These are scary, uncertain, challenging times. It seems the coronavirus is all around us, shutting down our schools, churches, restaurants, stores, communities, and even large parts of the economy. States like New York, New Jersey, Illinois and California are on full quarantine lockdown. Some days, it can feel like we are all caught in a […]

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11 Public Hot Spots for Germs

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Going to the extreme lengths of quarantining oneself from germs, a la legendary movie star Howard Hughes, isn’t much fun or mentally healthy, so our best defense remains arming ourselves in heavy germ zones. Having hand sanitizers at the ready are a great ally when we venture daily into some of germs’ favorite vacation spots. Here are our Top 11 Public Germ Hot Spots, which include some shocking places where bad germs lie in wait:

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A Nervous Iowan’s Guide to the Coronavirus

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As it sets the entire world on edge from Canada to China to Australia, the coronavirus is both the world’s most terrifying and confusing virus. Iowa health officials are monitoring the troublesome epidemic, which thankfully has not yet produced any confirmed cases in the Hawkeye State. Many people don’t have a clear understanding of the […]

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FDA Calls Purell’s Flu-Fighting Claims False

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Fake news. False flu protection. That’s what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling the claims of the nation’s biggest hand sanitizer company. The FDA warned GoJo Industries, the parent company of Purell hand sanitizer, in January to stop claiming the products can protect people from infections and illnesses.  According to the FDA, GoJo’s […]

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The Heartbreaking Reasons Why It’s Essential To Vaccinate Kids From The Flu

As sure as water is wet, the Earth is round and the sun burns, we all know that getting a flu vaccine is our best defense against acquiring influenza during the cold and flu season. But during this devastating start to the 2019-20 flu season, too many Iowa parents and families are learning the hardest […]

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Flu Roars Into Season With A Vengeance

Merciless and furious without remorse may be the best words to describe influenza’s coast-to-coast nationwide assault to open the 2019-2020 cold and flu season.  Influenza claimed 1,800 lives, caused 3.7 million flu illnesses and 32,000 hospitalizations through December 22. Thirty states are reporting widespread flu and influenza-like illness (ILI) have elevated for six straight weeks. […]

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The Essential 20-Second Handwashing Rule

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Following the 20-Second Rule can be the difference between dodging a cold and sidestepping the flu this season. Observing the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended 20-second timeframe for washing hands with soap and water is literally nothing to sneeze at. For during this unpredictable and anticipated fierce 2019-20 cold and flu season, […]

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Welcome to the Filthiest Place in America: Your Desk

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Author’s Disclaimer: Folks, we’re not here to judge. We’re here to help.  You get to work, take off your coat, turn on your computer, put down your coffee, sit down and get to work. Proceed with caution: You’ve just sat down at maybe the filthiest place in America. If you’re reading this blog at your […]

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