No, Tito’s Vodka Is NOT a COVID-19 Remedy

Tito’s tells customers to not use their vodka for hand sanitizer

March 5, 2020

CNN – Some people are attempting to counter the spread of coronavirus by making their own hand sanitizer out of rubbing alcohol and aloe.

But vodka? Don’t do that.

“Per the CDC, hand sanitizer needs to contain at least 60% alcohol,” Tito’s Handmade Vodka tweeted on Thursday.

“Tito’s Handmade Vodka is 40% alcohol, and therefore does not meet the current recommendation of the CDC.”

The company was replying to a user who bragged about using the vodka to make a DIY hand sanitizer.

In an attached statement, Tito’s cited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Read more.

EPA releases list of approved disinfectants to kill coronavirus, and why homemade sanitizer won’t work

March 5, 2020

ABC News – Public health officials have said that while the overall risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus is still low for most of the American public, one of the proactive steps everyone can take to prevent any respiratory illness this time of year is to clean and sanitize your environment often.

The Environmental Protection Agency released a list of disinfectant products approved for use against COVID-19 on surfaces, including multiple products from brand such as Clorox and Lysol.

Some of the specific products include Clorox toilet cleaner with bleach, Clorox disinfecting spray, Lysol disinfectant max cover mist, Lysol toilet bowl cleaners, and Lysol multi-surface cleaner and disinfectant spray.

An EPA spokesperson said the companies had to demonstrate their products are effective against viruses that are even “harder-to-kill” than the novel coronavirus … Read more. 

EPA’s Registered Antimicrobial Products for Use Against Novel Coronavirus