Why washing my hands with soap is so effective in destroying the coronavirus (SARS-CoV2)?

It goes back to structure of the virus. SARS-CoV-2 is a single stranded RNA virus. The name (corona) comes from solar crown, it is the largest genome size among RNA viruses.

A large number of spikes are have been found on a lipid protein. Since soap can bind to lipids with one head and to water with another head, it is very effective in destroying the virus.



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