But despite the fact that quarantining for the coronavirus pandemic has made the outside world feel like a strange apparition, you should still be washing your hands really, really well, even if you’re practicing social distancing as carefully as possible.
How do we know this, though?
It’s all thanks to Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, a Hungarian physician from the 19th century.
Semmelweis, widely-considered to be the first person to suggest that handwashing would prevent the spread of life-threatening germs, is being honored today with a Google Doodle recognizing the continued importance of his discovery. Read more…