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Airborne Disease – Why Don’t We Do It In Our Sleeves?

Watched a video linked from a work memo today. Its a good reminder for people in Australia as we go into winter, with the flu, and all sorts of nasties spread by coughs and sneezes.

Why Don’t We Do It In Our Sleeves?. This covers how to sneeze and/or cough into our sleeves. The experts say that germs on cloth die out pretty quickly, whereas coughing into our hands spreads the germs onto everything we then decide to touch…. eeeewwww. Should you actually sneeze or cough into your hands, wash them immediately.

So think about this next time you are sitting in a crowded train or tram. This is also aimed at YOU – YES YOU – people sitting in offices who insist on coming to work even though they are coughing every 5 minutes.

Watch the Video!!! It is very informative.

If people don’t take heed of this sort of advice I will have to break the cycle fashion mould and start wearing a surgical mask. Being a geek, I already get singled out for my fashion and quirks, so why not a mask?!!