Gloria Gaynor Brings 'I Will Survive' to the Sink for Coronavirus Hand-Washing Video

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March 12, 2020

    Disco queen Gloria Gaynor wants you to minimize your risk of contracting the coronavirus, so much so that she posted a video on TikTok showing her fans how to wash their hands.

    “It only takes :20 seconds to “SURVIVE!” she wrote under a video in which she diligently washed her hands and danced to the tune of her 1980 hit “I Will Survive.”

    The 70-year old songstress repurposed her song’s lyrics, lip-syncing “did you think I’d crumble? Did you think I’d lay down and die? Oh no, not I, I will survive" in the video.

    While “I Will Survive” has been a breakup anthem for decades, the song takes on new meaning with the coronavirus pandemic leaving thousands sick across the world, including celebrities like Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.

    Sports leagues and concert promoters have suspended events in light of COVID-19, and employers around the world are now urging their staff to work from home to avoid contamination.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourage people to wash their hands with soapy water often, for at least twenty seconds at a time, to lower their risk of infection. They suggest that people sing “Happy Birthday” twice to ensure that they are washing their hands for a long enough span of time.

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