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Coughs and sneezes spread diseases

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Coughs and sneezes spread diseases

Use a tissue when you sneeze to catch the germs and stop them spreading. That's what we're told..

So with that in mind, should we be using tissue as face masks? - because if they catch germs then they're obviously FFP3 grade right?

And what happens when it gets soggy and you're still handling it? - do the germs still stay contained?
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Re: Coughs and sneezes spread diseases

The use of a tissue is primarily damage limitation.

When you sneeze it comes out at over 100Mph so any 'payload' that's coming along for the ride with travel a fair distance. So using a tissue minimises this distance trapping the 'payload'.

When it does get soggy your hands are covered in germs, but nothing that a proper wash with soap and water won't fix. Wink

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Re: Coughs and sneezes spread diseases

I seem to recall recent advice that instead of carefully wrapping the results up in a tissue and storing it in your pocket for later that you should deposit it on your sleeve!

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Re: Coughs and sneezes spread diseases

That's snot the way to do things. Yuk.

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Re: Coughs and sneezes spread diseases

@Mook   @Baldrick1  

Perhaps this will clear the air ...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHYd0hdDR8I

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Re: Coughs and sneezes spread diseases

@shutter I could easily have lost 1m and 16 seconds of my life, thank goodness for the description.

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Re: Coughs and sneezes spread diseases

I didn't even click the link, thanks for confirming my fears @Mook Wink
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Mook
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Re: Coughs and sneezes spread diseases

If the description was anything to go by we both had a lucky escape.

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Re: Coughs and sneezes spread diseases

The ocarina sounds the same, but without the yuck factor.

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Re: Coughs and sneezes spread diseases

It was the title of the tune selected by @shutter that I found a witty if a bit extreme response to my post.