#Roommates, people worldwide are going to extreme lengths to protect themselves from the deadly coronavirus—and apparently that now includes making homemade hand sanitizer with Tito’s Vodka. The popular liquor brand recently spent several hours on social media urging customers not to use its brand to stop the spread of the highly contagious virus.
As reported by @BusinessInsider, Tito’s Vodka is taking to the company Twitter page to strongly urge American customers against using its product in handmade sanitizers, as it is not considered an effective replacement for Purell, according to the Centers For Disease Control.
Over the past 24 hours, Tito’s Vodka has been continuous putting an end to the widespread rumors on social media that its vodka can be used as a disinfectant in place of actual hand sanitizer, as shortages of the product continue to be reported across the country due to coronavirus.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Tito’s wrote the following message:
“Per the CDC, hand sanitizer needs to contain at least 60% alcohol. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is 40% alcohol, and therefore does not meet the current recommendation of the CDC. Please see attached for more information.”
A Tito’s spokesman followed up that message with an additional response, stating:
“While it would be good for business for our fans to use massive quantities of Tito’s for hand sanitizer, it would be a shame to waste the good stuff, especially if it doesn’t sanitize — which it doesn’t, per the CDC.”
Meanwhile, Purcell is working overtime to get more sanitizer on store shelves as the demand skyrockets:
“We have experienced several demand surges in the past during other outbreaks — and this is on the higher end of the spectrum but not unprecedented. We have added shifts and have team members working overtime – in accordance with our plans for situations like this.”
While we are all a little panicked right now, let’s also use logic in a time this this.
Roommates, what are your thoughts on this?