I learned recently on the Vicks VapoRub Facebook page that cold germs only survive for 3 hours. I guess intuitively I assumed this, but it is nice to have a definitive answer, especially now that we have 14 feet fully exposed in the world during the height of the cold and cough season.
None of us have gotten sick yet, which is a small miracle, but I’m not holding my breath. With 5 children in school, a mama who volunteers in the schools, and a husband who works in the health care industry, it’s only a matter of time before the cold bug invades our home. This year when it does however, I’m not going to worry about wiping every knob and counter down immediately.
I’m just going to send everyone to bed and let those germs die a relatively quick 3 hour death.
Sounds like a great plan, right? 🙂
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in conjunction with my role as a Vicks VapoRub blogger.