It’s Okay To Be Smart explains how and why soap is still our best germ fighter.

One of the most effective things you can do to protect yourself from catching a germ and becoming a statistic, whether it’s a global pandemic like COVID-19 or just every single other day of your life, is something that people have been trying to get you to do since you were like 2.

Wash your hands. With good ol’ soap. And do it the right way. That’s it.

Here’s the science of handwashing!

DW News has an interesting overview of the global impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus cases are down in China but rising in the West:China is reporting another drop in the number of new cases of Coronavirus infections. But the death toll in the country where the Covid-19 Coronavirus began is now nearing 3,000. Elsewhere Iran’s death toll has risen to 92, the highest outside China.The EU has reported the first confirmed case of the virus at its administrative centre in Brussels. Italy has announced it will close all schools and colleges across the country for two weeks.The German government had banned the export of medical gear and adjusted a national travel advisory to warn of an “elevated quarantine risk” associated with cruise ship travel.