As soon as Covat-19 began to infect the U.S. population there was a run on Purell as well as toilet paper.
Actually, Purell is not the magic bullet for prevention of viral infections. Washing your hands is more effective.
Purell is great as an anti-bacterial, but has no effect on viruses.
The reason is, that Viruses are not technically alive – so you can’t kill them.
A virus has either DNA or RNA, but not both. Viruses don’t metabolize, respond to environmental changes, grow or excrete. They can not reproduce on their own, but must inject their genetic material into a living host – the infected host cell then makes copies of itself. Therefore, viruses technically cannot be classified as a living organism.
So, forget Purell and anti-bacterial soaps. Wash you hands to rinse away any particles carrying the virus before it can enter your body through your mouth, your eyes, your ass, your urethra or cuts or abrasions.
THE BEST YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE CORONA VIRUS; IS STAY AWAY FROM PEOPLE AND WASH YOUR FUCKING HANDS.
I am not a doctor and I don’t play one on TV; but I do remember some of my Biology 101.