March 20: Hand Sanitizer Update
Given the situation world-wide it is important for all of us to stay on top of the most current information regarding the Corona Virus and specifically the enormous demand for alcohol-based hand sanitizer. I will make this simple so you can read quickly. We are all swamped.
Domestic Hand Sanitizer is completely soldout. Return to normal levels to take 4-6 months, best estimate.
For those of you who think this is a very short term problem I have written a detailed account as to why this is not the case. The airfreight and more importantly availability of planes is at a critical juncture. Plus hospitals, institutions etc have quadrupled demand. Please click to read.
Factories are running flat out and overwhelmed.
Production capacity is overwhelmed. There is even a shortage of small plastic bottles for the hand sanitizer. Please click to read.
It’s got to be 65% alcohol based or higher or it does not work.
Non-alcohol hand sanitizer does not kill the virus. It has to be alcohol based and at least 65%What is alcohol based sanitizer. Please click to read.
We all need to Fight Back. This is our war to win.
I know some of you are scoffing at this right now. But we have dealt directly with China for 20 plus years and watched the virus spread like wildfire, even though China was much faster and better than we are at shutting the country down. Fight Back is our best chance to kill the virus. Please click to read more.