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Disco anthem may help stop the spread of COVID-19

Whether it's a mantra for this time in world history, or a way to measure how long it should take to wash your hands, the song "I Will Survive," is finding a new life on the internet. 

Over 40 years ago Gloria Gaynor released her gay anthem and now thanks to the help of Tik Tok and a pesky COVID-19, the 76-year-old singer is bringing it back. 

As coronavirus takes grip of the U.S., the CDC has put out some guidelines on how to prevent it from spreading. One of those suggestions is to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.

 It just so happens that "I Will Survive" is the earworm that might keep you healthy. 

Gaynor posted her handwashing routine on Instagram lip-syncing in front of the mirror to her disco smash inspiring the hashtag #IWillSurviveChallenge.

 As of Friday, there have been over 1,700 confirmed or presumptive cases of the coronavirus in the United States, and related deaths have risen to 41.

San Diego has recently felt the effects of the pandemic with directives coming from health and elected officials to ban large groups of over 250 people.

Washing your hands including the back, wrists and in-between fingers is one of the best ways to stunt transmission. Also, staying at home and social distancing seems effective against the spread of the disease. 

In spite of the pall cast over the country, Gloria Gaynor has made hygiene fun and it just goes to show disco doesn't suck. 

Here are some helpful links related to COVID-19:

www.coronavirus-sd.com

https://dchealth.dc.gov/coronavirus

https://cancer-network.org/coronavirus-2019-lgbtq-info/

https://kindclinic.org/now-sashay-away-corona/

https://www.cdc.gov/

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/s0228-additional-COVID-19-cases.html

https://www.who.int/news-room