The World Health Organization (WHO) called it «Save Lives: clean your hands»(Save lives: wash your hands) the importance of washing your hands, thus preventing the transmission of microorganisms responsible for several infectious diseases, including flu and colds. But it is during thepandemic emergency from SARS-Cov-2 that the importance of washing your hands correctly becomes fundamental: at home, in the office, at school, in the gym and in healthcare facilities, it contributes greatly to avoiding a possible infection from the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus, but not only.
A proper hand hygiene requires, in addition towater and ordinary soap, that mechanical action that consists in repeatedly rubbing the hands for no less than 40-60 seconds. In the absence of soap a hydroalcoholic solution may be useful, to be rubbed for at least 20-30 seconds. In the absence of soap and water you can resort to the so-called sanitizers alcohol-based hand sanitizers, bearing in mind that abusing them can favor the development of resistance by bacteria.
The hand, the hand,
what a strange organ,
is capable of the wittiest gesture
or a simple greeting.
You can say hello with your hand,
send a distant greeting
with a small gesture or a Bic,
with your computer or a simple click.
You will always be able to hug,
you can write or row.
With your hands you can communicate,
point, clap and speak
all foreign languages too:
an “okay” knows no barriers.
You can tell who won or who lost
with a simple thumbs down,
grab or let go,
“High five” which is a gesture of agreement;
snap your fingers to get noticed
or use them to count too,
to say silence or as a sign of glory:
two V-shaped fingers mean victory.
Cross your fingers for good luck
to kiss your hand out of gallantry,
hands joined to pray,
to wash your face morning and evening,
how often wash your hands
to feel good and live healthy.
Carry life in the palm of your hand,
love her strong and look away.
Mimmo Mòllica ©