The Next Shortage
With membrane viruses, all you have to do is break that membrane and they’re inactivated,” Meyers explains. “It’s very difficult to work with the actual *********-19 *****. But the membranes [in coronaviruses in general] are pretty much the same.”
The results: The Listerine mouthwashes, as well as Crest Pro-Health, Equate Antiseptic mouthwash, and CVS Antiseptic mouthwash, were “highly effective at inactivating infectious ***** with greater than 99.9 percent,” according to the researchers in the study — even after only swishing around the mouthwash for 30 seconds.
The researchers also found that the mouthwash products with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as their active ingredient — such as CVS’ Peroxide Sore Mouth and Orajel Antiseptic Rinse — “all demonstrated similar abilities to inactivate” the human ******** 229e by 90 to 99 percent.