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Posted: 9/18/2009 9:14:33 AM EST
http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/09/17/politics/politicalhotsheet/entry5318268.shtml

In this case, they are absolutely correct. We're in a pandemic state with swine flu, and some idiots are still walking around, sneezing into their hands, and then grabbing doorknobs and shaking hands.

Good for her for correcting the NBC dictation specialist.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:15:49 AM EST
Well, you know how it goes. We just can't take care of our own selves, and all of that.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:17:19 AM EST
People sneeze into their hands
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:18:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By JBlitzen:
http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/09/17/politics/politicalhotsheet/entry5318268.shtml

In this case, they are absolutely correct. We're in a pandemic state with swine flu, and some idiots are still walking around, sneezing into their hands, and then grabbing doorknobs and shaking hands.

Good for her for correcting the NBC dictation specialist.

No....that's why you wash your hands before you eat. This administration gets more pompous everyday.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:19:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By AR_masterzach:
People sneeze into their hands


As opposed to unwashed Philistines in Texas who just sneeze into the air, and then brag about brisket!
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:19:10 AM EST
You know, I keep hearing people saying swine flu is pandemic, but I have yet to encounter one single person infected with it. In fact, in the last four months, I've yet to encounter ANY unhealthy person. And how many have died in the US from it, three? Whoop-de-shit, that's less than most other flu strains kill in a year.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:19:17 AM EST
I have no problem with Sebelius pushing for a change in how we sneeze. I'm a life long sneeze into my hander and in the past few weeks I've been trying to adopt the sneeze into my arm maneuver. I'm almost to the point of it being reflex now. This seems like common sense to me.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:20:21 AM EST
Keep your tire pressure up on your car to save fuel.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:20:56 AM EST
Heh, I was in a co-worker's office one day who is *super* paranoid about germs. Someone else was sitting at his computer while we watched and this guy goes aaaaaaahHHHHHHHHHHHHHCHOOOOOOO!!! right in his hands, then goes back to typing on on the keyboard. The owner of the PC goes "Dude, you just sneezed in your hands and now you're touching my keyboard". Sneezer guy says "It's OK, it's just allergies". The next day sneezer guy (who worked for me) calls in sick. So we call him on his original cop out and he says "I'm not really 'sick' it's just from smoking". Riiight!
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:21:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 9:22:08 AM EST by ronin_308]
You see Obama really does care. Now what about those people in California who are starving because of that 2" fish?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:21:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
You know, I keep hearing people saying swine flu is pandemic, but I have yet to encounter one single person infected with it. In fact, in the last four months, I've yet to encounter ANY unhealthy person. And how many have died in the US from it, three? Whoop-de-shit, that's less than most other flu strains kill in a year.


Because "Pandemic" gets people's attention.

It has killed more than 3, but most of them were sick already with something else too.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:22:10 AM EST
Screw sneezing... I'm waiting for Barney Frank to show us how to put on a rubber with his mouth.

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:22:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 9:36:48 AM EST by JBlitzen]
Originally Posted By JBlitzen:
Try 678 at last count.

There are people on arfcom who have had it.

The WHO literally stopped counting in early July.

Well, now I'm doubting the 678 number.

CDC traces 364 deaths to influenza between August 30th and September 12th, in just two weeks.

Here's a CDC chart of the percentage of medical visits for influenza-like illnesses over the past three years, compared on a week to week basis, as of the week ending September 5th:



That's a very impressive chart, in my opinion.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:25:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By Schadenfreuda:
Screw sneezing... I'm waiting for Barney Frank to show us how to put on a rubber with his mouth.



Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:26:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By AR_masterzach:
People sneeze into their hands




whats the big deal?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:27:56 AM EST
At my son's pre-k a year ago, their motto was:

"Clean hands, dirty elbows."

They encouraged sneezing into the elbow region...as do I. I also sneeze into my shirt often...

Sneezing on your hands is NASTY, and if I see it, I make a note not to touch anything they have ever touched...ever in their life...as they likely usualy sneeze into their hands...and probably did it ten times that day before you saw it happen...
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 9:29:24 AM EST
It was a joke, and considering the context a pretty funny one at that.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 10:58:04 AM EST
Is there a "sneeze-czar" yet???
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:42:23 AM EST
If someone ever busted me out for that in front of my colleagues I would walk over and cough right in their face. When you sneeze, your germs are shot into the air at like 200 MPH. if you honestly think that by putting your elbow in front of your face is going to stop germs from spreading you're a bigger idiot than ODUMBO. Germs spread through the air. if a shirt sleeve is gonna stop them than why even use medicine. Just put everyone in cotton fucking face masks. The audacity of some fuckin people is amazing to me.

Now that being said I don't like to be sneezed on anymore than the next guy. But if you run through your life worrying about every sneezze, cough, fart, whatever, just do us all a favor and enclose yourself in a bubble and SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:47:04 AM EST
You wouldnt believe some of the nasty germs that are waiting for you after you touch the following.

ATM buttons
Gas station filler handles
pharmacy counters
restraunt counters
public bathrooms
grocery stores
Anything in Walmart.
etc etc

Take some handy wipes with you and get use to cleaning your hands after touching this stuff lots of germs and fungus live there...
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