The Human Coronavirus 2019, or COVID-19, is on everyone’s minds these days. Everyone’s on edge given the current pandemic, during which over one million people have been infected in the U.S. alone at the time of this writing. No one expected this cousin of a normal cold virus to show up and strain our resources.
Luckily, this disease is easily guarded against by the use of social distancing, hand-washing, and hand sanitizers. Sadly, though, most stores already had brisk sales of hand sanitizers before COVID-19, and for years, our economy has been largely based on “just-in-time” deliveries —meaning most deliveries of hand sanitizers and other goods arrived just in time to keep stores from running out at the regular rate of use. With COVID-19, of course, hand sanitizer sales skyrocketed, and everybody bought a lot of it. Then there were the price-gougers who bought tens of thousands of bottles with dreams of selling them for tens of dollars each. The government shut them down quickly, but some people are still selling bottles of hand sanitizer for up to $179 per bottle on EBay.
Luckily, supply is catching up with demand. We’ve been printing hand sanitizer labels like crazy, focusing not just on speed but the quality information you’d expect from any good hand sanitizer label: OTC-quality Drug Facts, ingredients, directions for use, when and how to use it, and all necessary warnings. Be careful what you buy, though, especially online. Check any hand sanitizer label for all of the above to make sure it’s the real deal, not just some goop concocted in someone’s garage, especially if you don’t buy it in a store. Remember, good hand sanitizers are some of our best weapons for defeating COVID-19 once and for all.