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Every drop counts in these times of COVID-19

Down to Earth, May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

Every drop counts in these times of COVID-19

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has shocked the whole world with its severity. … One of the key recommendations to contain the disease is to wash hands frequently with soap and water. … Washing hands is a difficult challenge in many developing countries and underdeveloped countries. Clean water is often in short supply, and many slum dwellers lack access to clean water. … David Feldman, professor of urban planning and public policy and political science, University of California Irvine states that in rural Mexico, some five million people lack access to clean water.