A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that 1 in 4 Americans don’t wash their hands when they need to, such as after blowing their nose, even amid the pandemic. The report examined surveys that asked about Americans’ hand washing behaviors before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Live Science report. The report found that the vast majority of people wash their hands after using the bathroom.

In 2019, about 63% said they washed hands before eating at home, 55% said they washed their hands before eating at a restaurant and 53% said they washed their hands after coughing, sneezing or blowing their nose, according to the report. During the pandemic, more people reported washing their hands in these situations, but the numbers were still not ideal — 74% said they remembered to wash their hands before eating at home, 70% said they remembered to wash their hands before eating at a restaurant and 71% said they remembered to wash their hands after coughing, sneezing or blowing their nose, according to the report.

Livescience

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