"Coughs and sneezes spread diseases."
--British wartime slogan (1942)
It's cold and flu season again. We've already had our first cold, complete with coughing and sneezing. I feel like I'm constantly telling the kids to cover their mouths and noses. It's not just for manners; good hygiene keeps us all healthy. Here is the etiquette you need to know.
From the CDC:
-Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
-If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
-Put your used tissue in the waste basket.
-Clean your hands after coughing or sneezing.
-Wash with soap and water or
-Clean with alcohol-based hand cleaner.
Don't forget to say a secular "Gesundheit" when someone around you sneezes.
For laughs, check out Why Don't We Do It In Our Sleeves. I had flashbacks to my old high school health classes. And if you haven't seen it yet, here's the reporter getting schooled by the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary during a press conference.