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I don't get it - Corona[^] *is* alcohol. You can absolutely kill it But for some unknown reason people currently don't want to.
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Just to be really pedantic, it's not just (or even) ethanol they contain, it's often a mix of isopropanol and / or n-Propanol either added to ethanol or replacing the ethanol completely (to prevent alcoholics consuming them*)
* You can tell a true alcoholic by their knowledge of what you can get drunk on - they know that vanilla extract is 40% proof booze with vanilla seeds added for example. But nobody looks at it when trying to keep you clean ... not from personal experience, I hasten to add.
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maybe in some places, but the cheap stuff made here (Asia) is just fragrance, softener and about 90% ethanol - denatured eth though so drinking it will likely also result in cleaning out the stomach via the mouth (or/and nose if really violent)
... not to mention the small side effects of temporarily flammable hands (much cooking here done on gas) and permanent blindness - but at least you will be virus free!
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1. a deadly or virulent epidemic disease. especially bubonic plague.
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Some may contain ethanol, but primarily the alcohol for (non-drinking) use is isopropanol. It is much cheaper and manufactured. Furthermore, unlike ethanol-containing products, there's no danger of anyone (in different times) using it for a beverage (directly or by re distillation) without rapid and unpleasant consequences.
Generally sold as 70% and 91% solutions with water, but some more dilute concoctions are available either as witch hazel or in cheap-junk stores that give you the idea you're getting a bargain unless you notice it's 50%.
An added plus for ispropanol (i.e., normal rubbing alcohol) is that it's less volatile than ethanol.
Methanol, another very cheap manufactured alcohol is extremely toxic and can be absorbed through the skin with serious consequences. It generally only shows up in things like car wiper fluid.
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