Ellen DeGeneres Teaches Proper Hand Washing Technique to Prevent Coronavirus


Whether it's the latest dance trend or viral challenge, Ellen DeGeneres loves to be on the cusp of what’s popular.

She then shares her findings with the audience and viewers of her daytime talk show, “The Ellen Show.”

However, Tuesday’s segment was a little different in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

After the World Health Organization put out a step-by-step guide to proper hand washing and cited that many of us don’t wash our hands properly, Ellen took it upon herself to put together a tutorial that’s a little bit more in depth than “lather, rinse, repeat.”

"I like to keep you up to date on all the latest viral trends," she said, adding, "And there's a big one sweeping the world right now — it's not a good one — I'm talking about the coronavirus," she said.

Naturally, she made a few jokes while addressing precautions people can take to avoid getting exposed to the virus including avoiding large groups of people like a studio audience.

DeGeneres then brought out her “mobile sink” and went through the steps.

She first lathered with soap, rubbed her hands together, rubbed the back of her hands, her palms, and cupped her fingers, before pointing out that it’s advised to wash for at least 20 seconds.

"Hit me up with a little 'Sexual Healing,'" DeGeneres said, as she went through the motions again to the 1982 Marvin Gaye hit.

See the WHO step-by-step guide right here.

Health officials believe the virus spreads similar to the flu through droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) encourages people to wash their hands thoroughly, use hand sanitizer, and cover their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing to prevent the spread of germs.

They also discourage the general public from wearing face masks unless they are showing symptoms. The administration echoed this information during the conference.

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