Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Brian would like this ad

As swine flu pigfluenza H1N1 gears up for another run at East Asia (135 cases in next-door Japan), it might be a good time to remind everyone to wash their hands. (Ad courtesy of the Los Angeles Health Coalition.)


  1. The Koreans are viral terrorists...I cannot think of a better way to put it. I always tell people, if you are going to pass within a meter of a Korean man, turn your head the other way. It is not fun to have someone cough in your face when you pass them. The majority of Koreans don't cover for coughs and sneezes. Take my office.....there are several workers in my immediate area who are sick 75% of the year...this is no understatment. I figured it out...they cough and sneeze without covering their mouths. They all sit close to each other and I believe they are infecting each other with strains continuously. We are talking about 'adults.'

  2. There is a guy in my dorm unit who shares the same bathroom, and every fucking morning he is in the bathroom coughing, sneezing, and spitting). He never covers his mouth with any part of the body and he sprays this all over the place.

    Every fucking morning.

    I am afraid to walk into my own bathroom every fucking morning because this guy is spraying whatever is in his body all over the bathroom. I try to wait about half an hour or an hour to go in there, if I have to.

    Anyway, this guy is not Korean. He's American, and I could point out others — people who sneeze all over the fish at Safeway, for example — so please, cry me a river about Koreans being viral terrorists. I think more Koreans should try to cover their mouths — preferably with their shoulder or upper arm — but I don't exactly see model behavior in Hawaii or California.

    I don't know if this guy has a perpetual cold or what but in his case, and maybe in your coworkers' cases, it is allergies or something. I don't think the strains change that rapidly that they could keep infecting each other.


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