Friday, September 11, 2009

A Public Service Announcement

Back when I worked in an office, I would read the soap dispensers at work: "Handwashing Is The Single Most Important Means Of Preventing The Spread Of Infection." (I wasn't crazy about the capitalization, but what can you do?) I'd see that and I'd wash my hands even if I had just popped into the ladies' to straighten my clothes or check to see if everyone was out of the bathroom during a fire drill. (I was a fire marshal.)

My new freelance job involves creating a website concerning H1N1. I have come across this video in my research.

Put Your Hands Together. Flash Player 9 is required.

We're coming up to flu season. And it's not going to be pretty. Go wash your hands.

Remember: Handwashing is the single most important means of preventing the spread of infection. And it keeps your fabric clean.

14 comments:

Jeanne - WillowTreeStitcher said...

I too am spending time trying to catch up on blog posts. I wanted to tell you I really enjoyed the guests posts you had regarding "why I love this project". I hope you continue or even on some other guest topics (like why I hated this project LOL) Congrats on finding at least some part-time work - it's rough out there I know.

Deb said...

I hear you on the hand washing. This isn't going to be pretty. My son caught the regular flu a couple years ago and it wasn't pretty. It affected every muscle in his body and he couldn't walk. Scared the bejesus out of all of us. I hate to see what this strain is going to do.

And congrats on the new job again.

Courtney said...

I am in nursing school and oh dear baby jesus if I hear this one more time...!! It's true though! :o)

vee said...

It never does cease to amaze me how the simplest and cheapest solution is often the most effective! We humans could save ourselves all kinds of grief if we would just wash our hands before eating and after using the washroom or sneezing/coughing on our hands.

doris said...

You should see what an elementary school is like. This week the school administration installed contraptions containing hand sanitizer in every classroom in the district. It's pretty scary.

Kathryn said...

In a Julia Child voice, "SAVE the FABRIC. Wash your hands."

mainely stitching said...

The TV and schools are plastered with these messages. Hope it helps!!

Jenna said...

Washing my hands isn't a problem. I like to do it after handling money, too, since that stuff is SO filthy! But, your last sentence is the best reason for me. ;)

Carolyn NC said...

Very true!

Real Live Woman said...

My daughter is in 2nd grade and the first thing I make her do when she gets home in the afternoon is wash her hands.

Miriam said...

I work for a medical clinic that serves people particularly affected by this H1N1 flu. We're preparing for a 40% staff reduction! We have got hand-washing signs and alcohol stuff and masks like you wouldn't believe. You can't walk down a hall without being urged to sanitize or someone guerilla sanitizing you.

Annemarie said...

Wise words. Although H1N1 might be a tad too ordinary for DS and myself. But clean fabric is always good.

Melissa said...

The flu has hit my house. Just a week ago we were explaining to the 13 yr old that his mother was not an OCD freak germ-a-phobe when I suggested he carry some wipes in his binder to wipe down his desk before each class. Of course we've been stressing wash your hands, wash your hands, use Purell(and I'm not even a big supporter of hand sanitizers I think they keep us from developing good bacteria which then makes us more suseptible to disease(maybe I am a bit of a freak) anyway, sure enough Monday night he spikes a fever of 103.9. I got him to the dr and yep he's got the flu but since he was able to get on the Tamiflu within 12 hours of his first fever I think he's only going to have mild case and I don't even believe in this stuff but my kid--when he's sick, no one in the world has ever been as sick as him--so even if I don't believe in the miracle of certain meds(and I have read good things about the Tamiflu)my kid does. That $40 copay sure hurt, especially after watching Micheal Moore's Sicko. Quite enlightening even though I know he only informs us of things on his terms.

Whoops I've rambled on forever!Sorry 'bout that!

Susan said...

Loved the infomercial. I have finally taught my husband to wash, wash, wash.
And yes it does keep that fabric clean!