RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - How is something as simple as soap and warm water - and alcohol-based sanitizers - so effective against various viruses?
According to a CNN article, if we look at them under a microscope, we see that coronaviruses seem to be covered with pointed pinnacles, like a crown. [Corona is the Latin word for crown.] Under the crown is the outer layer of the virus, which is made up of lipids, or fat.
As with crockery and fatty foods, for instance, water alone does not remove fat. One must wash dishes with soap to dissolve it. This means . . .