Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Coughing and Sneezing 101

There’s been a lot of sneezing and coughing going around and it’s not all undercover. Just think, a cough travels 60 mph! If a tissue isn’t at hand, go for the elbow.  And if your elbow isn't convenient or if you're worried that you're going to make your cashmere or cotton sick, go for a cupped hand. (If you're going to do it, do it right.)  But, sanitize after this germy act as soon as possible. And, please, whatever you do, don't shake hands or dig into a bowl of nuts.

Here Kathleen Sebelius demonstrates how to cough/sneeze correctly in a chic white jacket. She should know, she's the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.
So, why don’t we make this National Sneeze and Cough Right Day or Week? Or just introduce yourself to your inner elbow. 

1 comment:

TJB said...

Amen to this one. I can't believe how many people I see who actually just sneeze into the air, not even covering their face with their hands, let alone practicing the elbow maneuver (which I employ, thank you very much)! I've inadvertently walked into their paths occasionally mid-sneeze, and am not only disgusted, but appalled at how clueless we've collectively become.