Sunday, December 20, 2009

Bill Riiff, the store’s manager and a former air traffic controller in the Air Force, stepped into the circle, holding high a pump of hand sanitizer.

“Swine it up!” he bellowed.

Each employee simultaneously extended an arm, palm up, as Mr. Riiff squirted a dollop of goop into one hand after another to help stave off the H1N1, or swine flu, virus.

(Emphasis added.) Hand santizer kills bacteria. If you want to prevent H1N1, then wash your handsusing soap and water.

This message is brought to you by your high school biology class.


Uncle Richard said...

The Centers for Disease Control says the most important way to prevent the transmission of dangerous diseases is to frequently wash your hands with soap and water. If soap and water are not available it is recommended to use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.[20][21] Alcohol rubs kill many different kinds of bacteria, including antibiotic resistant bacteria and TB bacteria. It also has high viricidal activity against many different kinds of viruses, including enveloped viruses such as the flu virus, the common cold virus, and HIV, though is notably ineffective against the rabies virus.[22] [23] [24] Alcohol rubs are not very effective against Norovirus (winter vomiting virus).[25] Alcohol rubs also kill fungi.[26]

Uncle Richard said...

How are you these days? Merry Christmas!

LKBM said...

Well, at least it does something. But if you're in a Wal-Mart, there are sinks and soap available.

I'm well.

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