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Kissing vs. Shaking Hands

It is still cold and flu season. It drags on through February so we still need to be playing defense to avoid coming into contact with viruses. I have a little one-question quiz here to see if you know this tactic on how to avoid catching the common cold.

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Kissing vs. Shaking Hands

T/F: When trying to avoid catching a cold, it is safer to kiss someone with the sniffles than to shake his hand.

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Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
yay! got it right. now i can kiss my boy whenever i have my cold. i always avoided doing so cuz i was afraid of him catching it, so we'd just hold hands. lol.
HelloKittyMini HelloKittyMini 9 years
Perfect timing Fit! I'm home from work with a bug right now...thinking about my client who said, "I just got over the flu" wishing I didn't shake her hand!
suzanne suzanne 9 years
Yessss! :KISS:
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Oh for goodness sake. I'd rather have a cold now and then than cut myself off from human contact. :oy: And, for the record, I get sick far less often than most of my germaphobe friends - and I have a child in preschool.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
Woot!
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
This makes sense. I think people are more conscious of their faces, so probably wipe their mouths more than their hands. And Hands touch MANY more surfaces therefore grabbing many more germs. Doorhandles, phones, keyboards, money etc. You don't put your mouth on these!
juju4 juju4 9 years
I would think that just because colds are more commonly passed by hands, doesn't mean it is safer to kiss someone with a cold than shakle their hand. I avoid hand shaking during cold season, and I know it is important to wash your hands. BUT if someone has a cold and you touch your mouth directly to their mouth that is direct contact, versus them coughing into their hand, passing it to your hand, and then you passing the germs to your mouth.
juicylove juicylove 9 years
got it right:) i always carry hand sanitizer, so gross when people dont wash.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I beileve this! I mean, hands have so many germs and yuckies on them...espeically when people don't wash them!
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