Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100: COVID CLEANS US UP

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Putting politics aside for a moment, it’s worth pausing to examine one of the miscellaneous ways in which continuous exposure to COVID-19 has affected America’s habits. Besides OD’ing on streaming and Zooming, apparently Americans have also rediscovered cleanliness. According to a recent report by Procter & Gamble, against pre-pandemic levels: cleaning and sanitizing has increased 30%, dishwashing has increased 15%, air freshening has increased 20%, and paper towel usage has increased 15%. Whether hygiene will survive the defeat of coronavirus is anyone’s guess, but, for the time being, it apparently remains on everyone’s mind.

Originally posted for the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100.

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