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Swine Flu Second Wave - defending your mucus membrane

View Poll Results: How will you defend your mucus membrane?
Bumped Fists 0 0%
High Five 0 0%
Kurt nod of the head like a proper Englishman 2 15.38%
Firmly grasped elbow 1 7.69%
Air kiss 2 15.38%
Cheery Wave 2 15.38%
Kiss but no tongues 4 30.77%
Txt Message 1 7.69%
Borrow Glenn Gould's gloves, scarf and hat 0 0%
No change 1 7.69%
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Old 04-09-09, 07:17 AM
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As the world braces for the second wave of Swine Flu H1N1 how will you greet loved ones, colleagues, friends and neighbours?

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The school district in Glen Cove, N.Y., is discouraging students from exchanging high-fives. In Spain, the health minister has urged citizens to forgo the customary peck on both cheeks. Officials from Lebanon to Kuwait have called for Muslims celebrating Ramadan not to hug excessively...

The problem, doctors say, is when you shake someone else’s hand after that sneeze or that cough, thereby transmitting the virus.

“The danger isn’t that it’s on your hands,” said Philip L. Graham III, a pediatric epidemiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. “The danger is that all of us, many hundreds of times a day, rub our hands over our faces. People touch their faces a lot more than they think.”

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I have opted for a cheery wave.


I really hate anyone touching my elbows (weird but true) and I wouldn't want to get anywhere near Glenn Gould's gloves and scarf, thank you very much.

Air kissing is just awful. If someones moves in for an air kiss I make a point of giving them a big wet smackeroon just to piss them off.

Text message is a good option if things get really bad. Or we could just stay at home and Skype people.
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Meanwhile, in France:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009...ine-flu-france

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Determined to meet the threat of a swine flu pandemic head on, the formidable mayor of Guilvinec in south-western Brittany, Hélène Tanguy, has decreed that there be no kissing on the cheek for any child in the town.

Instead of the traditional Gallic greeting, she has ordered pupils at Guilvinec's two primary schools to adopt what she claims is a gesture beloved of native Americans and raise their hand in recognition of each other. In place of planting "un petit bisou" on each cheek, pupils are expected to keep their distance and say "ugh!" – supposedly a traditional greeting that is considered by many to be racially demeaning.

Angelique Joncour, headmistress of the Jean Lebrun primary school, said the measure was simply "a question of common sense" in the face of an easily contagious virus. She added that, if the pupils felt the need to show affection in the absence of kisses, they could take a paper heart from one of the "bisous boxes" being made available by staff and give it to their friend.
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As any fule kno, it's not 'Ugh', it's HOW!

There used to be a fantastic BBC children's programme called HOW when I was a kid. It was really a precursor to those fab New Scientist books that explain all kinds of fantastic things about the natural world.
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I used to watch HOW! but preferred Animal Magic.
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Here in NZ the Maori community is being advised to stop using their traditional greeting (the hongi) at tangis and other gatherings to combat the spread of flu.

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