Earworm Handwashing, and COVID 19 2 comments


A melody plays… we hum… toe tap… finger snap… and helplessly croon… trapped in a “life of its own” tune… Within moments… our brain… hosts a continuous lyrical loop… a sticky melodious “bugger…” called a musical earworm. Before judging whether we’re amused or annoyed we might consider an earworm as an effective strategy in helping to fight a toxic germ…

SARS Coronavirus 2… is the toxic virus that causes the disease COVID 19… Hand washing with soap is a key strategy in blocking virus transmission and keeping our hands clean…

Yet while diligent hand washing with soap for twenty seconds or more… is mission critical in preventing the spread of the contagious disease… in reality… 3 to 5 seconds is all we give despite public health pleas…

So from DOCXMD and Audra RN Funny Feelings we suggest to beat this involuntary defiance… that we use an innovative earworm application to comfortably achieve compliance… Every time we wash our hands with soap and water… let’s sing this earworm to bring nasty viruses to their slaughter…

It’s a world of bugs A world of fleas It’s a world of germs And a world of disease There’s so much that we share That it’s time we’re aware It’s a hand washing world after all!

While an earworm… may resemble a tune overstaying its welcome… it’s a funny feeling to know… when it comes to making sure we wash for twenty seconds or more…singing an earworm makes the preventive task of hand washing no longer a chore…

Copyright 2020 Alan P. Xenakis, MD, Doc X MD And Audra RN Funny Feelings© Air Date 2020


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2 thoughts on “Earworm Handwashing, and COVID 19

  • Papa Kofi

    Hand washing practice is something that we must do continuously anytime our hands touch any object,and we may never know whether that object surface is contaminated or not. Practicing proper hand washing will prevent anyone from contracting any diseases, and COVID-19 has open our eyes to value the importance of proper hand washing.