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CDC Notes Americans’ Hand Hygiene Is Better But Still Room for Improvement
With effective hand hygiene serving as a key factor in the fight against the spread of COVID-19, new survey information demonstrating improvement in Americans’ handwashing regimens is a piece of good news. According to data published in the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, adult survey respondents in October reported greater compliance with hand washing after coughing, sneezing, or blowing their noses; before eating in a restaurant; and prior to eating at home than in June 2019. However, one in four survey takers reported they don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom; before and after preparing or eating food; or after coughing, sneezing, or blowing their nose. Read more here.