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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:22 AM
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Ha ha! Sebelius just chastised Chuck Todd for sneezing into his hand....
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 10:23 AM by Clio the Leo
... and it was a BIG wet one!!! lol ....... she said she was going to get Elmo to bring him some hand sanitizer and have a talk w/him. (this during the daily presser that she is doing a cameo at)

Remember kids! Sneeze like a vampire!!!

http://video.lfpress.ca/archive/category/entertainment/...

ha ha ...... that was funny. Maybe he thinks his mustache is an adequate germ barrier?
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:33 AM
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1. I nearly flipped out at someone the other day who sneezed into the open air
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 10:33 AM by bluestateguy
I removed myself from the room immediately. I was nervous for the next 24 hours about getting sick. False alarm.
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:41 AM
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3. There'll soon be more room at Gitmor for people like this. :-) NT
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:36 AM
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2. Chuck had to be ready to catch his brain
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Inuca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:42 AM
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4. This sneezing into your arm may be good
but it's also kind of silly IMHO. It may work with kids (which obviously would be a very good thing), but for grown ups that have been indoctrinated that you should cover yor mouth with your hand and have done so for years and years my guess is that it has beome second nature and very difficult to change. I just sneezed a few moments ago, an irrelevant, everyday sneeze. My hand went to my face without even thinking.
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ashling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:53 AM
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5. O M G! A hand sneezer
Are you trying to kill us all????!!!
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Kaylee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:42 AM
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8. LOL! My 7 yo has been working on me for months to
sneeze like a vampire instead of into my hands. But no matter what, when I sneeze I involuntarily put up my hands. Sigh. One day I'll get it.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:49 AM
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9. I work in public in a natural foods co-op and
had no trouble switching over to the crook of my elbow..because it made sense.

Oh, and I'm quite older. :)
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:16 PM
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11. lol. We elected a BLACK man named "Barack Hussein" to the Presidency!!!!
.... after that WE can do ANYTHING we set our minds too!

START sneezing into your mickey fickey elbow or I'm sendin' in the goon squad!!!


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Inuca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:05 PM
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13. Good point!
I'll try, I promise. Just give me some time before you send these goon squads my way, OK?
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:05 PM
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14. Well, fair warning..............
......... they bring cookies fresh fruit!!!

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quiller4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:37 PM
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12. Even my elderly father managed to learn to sneeze into his
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 12:38 PM by quiller4
arm at the ripe old age of 101. I was amazed that the staff managed to re-train almost all the residents of his retirement center. I decided if my Dad could learn, so could my husband and I and we have. We aren't exactly "kids" at 58 and 63.
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medeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:26 AM
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6. she did the same to Anna Marie Cox today as well n/t
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Better Today Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:37 AM
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7. It's going to be so hard to change though. Just the other day,
I was at a fast food place for a quick lunch. Went inside and was greeted by a clearly brand new employee. He took the order, the money, and then sort of stifled a cough as he handed back my change. Then he coughed into his hands. Clearly he was trying to do the right thing as he had been taught his whole life.

I mentioned (very nicely) that the new standard was to cough into one's elbow, a manager walking by heard me and joined in agreement giving a bit more explanation as to why's and wherefore's and then instructed him to go wash his hands.

It will take time, I think we all need to be patient and courteous about the issue.

Also we need to quit exaggerating the H1N1 flu into something more than what it is, just another flu virus, which if I recall a recent article doesn't kill or disable any more or less folks than any other flu.
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moc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:55 AM
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10. I didn't think sneezing into your elbow was a new thing. I thought that's
been the recommendation for years? I'm 47yo, so although I remember being told to cover my cough with my hand, but I know that at least since my kids were born (13 years ago), I knew that elbow was preferred. Maybe it's because I work in public health. :shrug:
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