Soap & Water: A Killer Combo

Hand washing with soap and water (for at least 20 seconds!) combats the coronavirus. Photo by Lauren Sopher. © Lake Champlain Committee.

At LCC we love science and water—and feel grateful to immerse ourselves in those topics every day. Click here to read the Vox article about the really cool science behind why soap and water is a killer combo in protecting us against Covid-19. Palli Thordarson, a chemistry professor at the University of New South Wales, provides a great explanation of how amphipiles and time play a factor in soap and water’s ability to annihilate the virus.