Essentially, soap's substances remove the coating of viruses — like the coronavirus. It leaves the virus "mostly dead," Brown explained. Meanwhile, the University of Georgia alum and commencement speaker said hand sanitizer can kill viruses, but they can't physically remove or access all of them.
Then, Brown demonstrated how he washes his hands, relying on his own bar of soap he carries with him when he travels. He also brings his own bag of paper towels, as he's not a fan of hot-air hand dryers. Brown's hand-washing technique relies on a five count as he rubs his hands together, scrubbing the backs, palms and finger nails. At 45 seconds, it's more than double the recommended length the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said to wash hands.
Kiersten Willis is a Georgia-born native specialist for the revenue content team with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Responsible for helping to fulfill sponsorships, she also works on advertorial content and manages the Aging in Atlanta special print section. She's a graduate of the University of Georgia.