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sam11111 Donating Member (638 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 06:55 PM
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FLU Season - handshake, not hug is the wise man's choice.Hug spreads flu
Buscaglia, who popularized hugs here, advised hugs "but not in the flu season."

Ordinary talking (and breathing?) creates droplets that spread the flu.

Get the shot.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 07:01 PM
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1. Actually an arm bump works better. Wash your hands after shaking hands, before touching
your eyes or nose.
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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 07:07 PM
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2. have had the flu shot.......
and the newest pneumonia vaccine.

That's a bit ironic, because I've already had pneumonia this year. I was warned that, without the shot, was liable to get it again!
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 07:11 PM
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3. Handshakes spread flu easily. Use hand sanitizer when you can't wash.
Oh, and get your effin' flu shot!
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 07:12 PM
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4. No hugs? What a terrible world. n/t
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 07:13 PM
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5. Thus the: "HUG ME! I'M VACCINATED!" campaign.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 07:26 PM
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6. Knuckles on elevator buttons...honestly, they're usually very dirty...n/t
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Lionessa Donating Member (842 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 07:41 PM
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7. A handshake is no better really. Hands spread the germ from
the contagious one's face/nose/whatever they touch on themselves, to your hands, which you then rub your nose or eyes, and viola! you are still sick.

Granted hugging may be worse, but hand shakes aren't a surety against illnesses, flu or cold.
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BarbaRosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 07:44 PM
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8. How about a guarded wave at 50m.
. . .
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 08:53 PM
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9. Well, I say be a bit judicious, don't touch skeevy stuff, don't hug everyone and their mother, but
hell--live your life.

It's an IMMUNE system....it's meant to be used.

If you've got any immune compromises, disregard my opinion on the topic, of course.

I've never gotten flu shots, and rarely gotten flu. So .... I dunno.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 09:38 AM
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10. Actually, even handshakes are probably best avoided in flu season. Just smile at people!
And become a compulsive handwasher for the duration!
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sam11111 Donating Member (638 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 03:04 PM
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11. kik
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 03:57 PM
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12. Won't work, my generation is really into the free hugs thing, LMAO!!!
Edited on Sun Dec-04-11 03:57 PM by Odin2005
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