Handwashing with Lady Macbeth is the way forward in the fight against the coronavirus
In the battle against Covid-19, the World Health Organization has issued guidelines on effective handwashing, the best way of preventing the virus from spreading.
And don’t forget to do it for the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice.
Obviously, a clear and easily edited image like that was always going to be very tempting to internet comedians – and scholars.
The clever edit came to the attention of a wider audience when it was shared on Twitter, appropriately enough, by the Reduced Shakespeare Company.
— Reduced Shakespeare Company (@reduced) March 3, 2020
We really enjoyed these reactions.
don't let anyone tell you an EngLit degree is useless https://t.co/vFi4HgiRBL
— Debbie Cameron (@wordspinster) March 4, 2020
Well isn’t this just the most perfect and fitting thing to come out of the whole COVID-19 thang https://t.co/sgOEY6pO67
— Eliza Bennet (@elizabennet3) March 4, 2020
— Laleh Khalili (@LalehKhalili) March 5, 2020
Sunny Singh boiled it down to this:
Wash your hands like the woman who convinced her husband to commit regicide and now not all great Neptune’s ocean will wash this blood off her hands…. https://t.co/bT7xAqeaRN
— Sunny Singh (@sunnysingh_n6) March 5, 2020
Exactly as outlined by the WHO.