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Disco Queen Gloria Gaynor Believes You Will Survive the Coronavirus

All hail disco queen Gloria Gaynor for using her classic disco anthem “I Will Survive,” to teach people how to properly wash their hands.

As reported by the NY Post, the 70-year-old singer posted on TikTok and repurposed her iconic song to show people how to properly wash their hands. (Or check out the CDC’s tips on proper hand washing).

@gloriagaynorIt only takes :20 seconds to “SURVIVE!”👏💕🎶 ##iWillSurviveChallenge ##fyp ##coronavirus ##handwashing♬ I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

So, maybe instead of singing “Happy Birthday” or “God Save the Queen” while sudsing up, you can make like Gaynor and lip sync everyone’s favorite breakup anthem instead. It’s also intriguing if not completely exhilarating to note the way a singer whose popularity peaked about four decades ago is using a trending social media medium of choice to make a breakthrough PSA.

Incidentally, for the next few weeks I’ll be rolling out fun shopping guides and round-ups of products and tips on how to not lose your mind when working at home during the coronavirus.

And if you’re trying to figure out how to network in the age of coronavirus, here’s my latest on Ladders on the very topic.

h/t to my sister Kiki for sharing the story