Purell Boosts Production as Bottles of Hand Sanitizer Sell for $149 on eBay Amid Coronavirus Fears

March 5, 2020

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As the spread of a deadly coronavirus continues to stoke fears worldwide, Forbes reports that bottles of Purell are selling for $149 on eBay. It's no wonder, then, that GOJO Industries, which manufactures the popular hand sanitizer, told The New York Post on Wednesday that it "significantly increased production many weeks ago" in anticipation of the virus' spread and is "bringing additional capacity online as quickly as possible." But remember: According to the Centers for Disease Control, while hand sanitizer is a somewhat effective antidote to the spread of illness, soap and water is better at getting rid of germs.