To change tack a little on the weekly postings from my principal interest to explore here, which is on matters pertaining to transitions, particularly in the workplace, this post is about handwashing. Which certainly has great relevance, as questions arise on how the COVID-19 pandemic will fundamentally change society. It is not that handwashing is any more important today than previously, more that people are more aware of its importance.
The origin of handwashing is the subject of an episode entitled Every Day is Ignaz Semmelweis Day, featured on the great podcast series, Radiolab. Well worth a listen