UVA professor creates kid-friendly video on importance of hand-washing

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) — As an engineering professor at UVA, Keith Williams is trying to use his knowledge to teach necessary information in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Williams created a video using only household items to show how soap - not just water - is necessary to defeat germs.

“The idea is that a 3, 4, 5 year old can visually understand it almost immediately, and an older child can probably think a little bit more about why the oily envelope is actually breaking,” Williams said.