posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 02:18 AM
reply to post by snowspirit
The new etiquette says to cough or sneeze into your elbow. Otherwise germy fingers touching everything.......
Exactly. If you have to sneeze do it in your elbow and try not to wipe your hands across your nose or mouth. That defeats the purpose. But really?
If you are in a room with people there are germs floating in the air and everyone
is breathing the same air. If someone is sick they don't
have to sneeze or cough, just breathe in and out. If you breathe in enough
your immune system is low enough due to stress or
exhaustion or whatever that day, then that
is what gets you a cold or flu quicker than anything. The longer you spend in that grocery store,
movie theatre or classroom and the weaker your immune system is at the time, the more likely you will "catch" something. It depends on a lot of
factors. One is virulence. There are some bugs that spread through human meat like a forest fire thru trees.
You can't really blame the people that have the cold for "giving it" to you, they didn't invent it, its "not theirs" to give. They just caught
it like you will. Thats how "dis - ease" transmission works. Especially if you worry about it.
Try being at ease instead of dis eased.