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Understanding CDC’s Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Recommendations for COVID-19

Disproving the 70 Percent ABHR Myth In the most important public health fight of our lives, alcohol-based hand sanitizer is a proven COVID-19 killer, a trusted certainty against a madly uncertain virus. However, public debate and confusion over the alcohol content needed in sanitizers has left many people unsure of just what percentage ABHR they […]

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

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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How Kids Can Beat The Coronavirus

As Our Students Return To School, Education & Distancing Essential For Their Protection By Clete Campbell “Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away Now it looks as though they’re here to stay” Opening Line to “Yesterday” By The Beatles The invisible enemy is everywhere these days: On the breath of unsuspecting friends and neighbors, […]

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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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A Nervous Iowan’s Guide to the Coronavirus

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

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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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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