VIDEO: Blue Ivy films 'DIY experiment' illustrating benefits of hand-washing

David Caplan
April 19, 2020 - 1:14 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Blue Ivy Carter showed off her scientific prowess in a video posted to Instagram by her grandmother, in which the 8-year-old illustrates the benefits of hand-washing amid the current coronavirus pandemic.

"Blue's PSA ... My brilliant granddaughter Blue did this experiment to show how washing your hands fights the virus," Tina Lawson captioned the minute-long video, during which the daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z uses a bowl of water mixed with pepper to represent the coronavirus. She dips her finger in soap and then touches the water and pepper mix, which causes the pepper to immediattely move away from her fingertip.

My brilliant granddaughter Blue did this experiment to show how washing your hands fights the virus . ❤️----

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Blue Ivy kicks off the video, saying, "Hey, ya'll, since we're stuck at home, I have this little DIY experiment that you can do at home, too. This is why it's important to wash your hands. So, I have this mixture of a lot of different types of soap inside of this. And this is the coronavirus or any virus; it's actually just pepper. So you're going to want to stick your fingers inside the mixture of soaps. Make sure you get a lot on there, then put your finger in it, and the virus goes out. This is why it's very important to wash your hands. If you wash your hands, your hands will stay clean, but if you keep your hands dirty, you might get sick."

Educating the public about coronavirus has been a family affair this weekend.

Beyonce on Saturday appeared on the "One World: Together at Home" special to address how African Americans have a higher COVID-19 mortality rate.

"Black Americans disproportionately belong to these essential parts of the workforce that do not have the luxury of working from home," Beyonce said. "And African American communities at large have been severely affected in this crisis. Those with pre-existing conditions are at an even higher risk. This virus is killing black people at an alarmingly high rate here in America."