VIDEO: This 6-year-old makes washing your hands fun to prevent the spread of COVID-19

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
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This 6-year-old boy shows washing your hands doesn't have to be such a chore, with techniques like "pet the dog" and "milk the cow."

Health experts have reiterated the fact that washing your hands is an important part of inhibiting the spread of COVID-19, and a 6-year-old boy wanted to show people how to best do it.

In a YouTube video, Wilder Rowen can be seen illustrating various handwashing techniques like "pray," "pet the dog," "butterfly," "milk the cow," "church steeple," "rock, paper, scissors" and "spiders."

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The boy said a doctor taught him how to wash his hands.

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Dr. Mark Loafman, chairman of Family Medicine at Cook County Health, explained the proper technique and duration for washing your hands to prevent the spread of illnesses includes scrubbing for at least 20 seconds, which happens to be the amount of time it takes to hum the "Happy Birthday" song twice.