Nobody likes getting sick. It makes you feel horrible and the flu can be easily passed on to our loved ones. However, we might be spreading germs without even knowing it. Even the smallest actions can actually spread germs in surprising ways.
Got a birthday coming up? Think twice before blowing out your candles if you’re feeling ill. The little tradition actually gets bacteria all over the birthday cake, which is then sliced and shared with others. If you thought that was surprising, check out the four other ways you have been spreading your germs to others.
1. Avoiding Flu Shots
There’s a good reason why doctors insist on having children vaccinated. However, a young healthy adult probably thinks it isn’t important for them to get flu shots. They couldn’t be farther from the truth.
A flu shot does more than just protect one individual from sickness. When you get vaccinated, you are also protecting those who are more prone to sicknesses like babies and the elderly.
2. Not Washing Your Hands Properly
You’ll need to do more than just stick your hands under running water. Wet hands then scrub soap on the back of your hands, making sure to get between fingers and under your nails. Count to 20 before rinsing thoroughly and using a clean towel to dry.
No access to soap and water? You’ll need to use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to kill all the pesky germs.
3. Working Even Though You’re Sick
You might think you’re still being productive when you decide not to call in sick. However, you’re actually putting your officemates at risk of getting sick as well.
If you have the flu, it would be best to stay away from the office for a full day until your fever goes down. In case you have a cold, you will need to take a sick leave for at least two or three days.
4. Talking To Other People Up Close
This is certainly one of the most surprising ways you can pass your germs on to someone. Even if you don’t sneeze in their direction, just talking to other people can easily spread germs.
When you’re sick, there is a huge chance that you can spread the flu to people up to six feet away. Once again, this is another good reason to just stay home and wait until you’re feeling better.
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“The unfortunate reality for me is that this condition will eventually make life unbearable for me and I want a safe and reliant option to end my life when I am ready.”
Most people want to live a long happy life or even achieve immortality. However, one Australian woman just wants to die. She is currently fighting to legalize euthanasia in her country. To do so, she has documented herself slowly dying from a rare disease that has no cure.
Holly Warland is just like every other 27-year-old who loves to post photos of herself on Instagram. However, Warland's pictures don't use filters of any kind. She is determined to show people what it's like to live with a disability that has left her bed-ridden and weak.
"My condition is so rare that when I tell the doctors what’s wrong with me, I’m often left with blank stares."
Nurse Offers Interesting Solution For Parents Who Don’t Want To Vaccinate Their Kids
“Yes, we tell you to get vaccinated to protect yourself, but it’s so much bigger than that.”
Vaccination continues to be a major issue for parents and medical professionals. Some people still refuse to vaccinate their children due to myths about vaccines. To prove a point, one nurse decided to offer a solution for those who are wary of vaccination. Her post has since gone viral for interesting reasons.
Meggy Doodle is a nurse in Monterey, California. Frustrated with people insisting that vaccination is just a scam, Doodle decided to give skeptics another option. She wrote that anyone who doesn't trust doctors to vaccinate their children should consider not going to the hospital for other medical reasons.
This nurse isn't impressed with your argument for refusing vaccination.
Toddler In Forward-Facing Car Seat Was ’Internally Decapitated’ After Car Crash
“She will never be able to do sports or tumbling, riding horses – or cheerleading even.”
Tanya Bender was left devastated after a car accident left her two-year-old granddaughter “internally decapitated” two years ago. The toddler’s skull detached from her spine after the vehicle she was traveling in with her mom struck a brick pillar and overturned in Central Point, Oregon.
Tanya has created the group Keeping Littles Safe In Car Seats on the social media platform and shares regular posts about her granddaughter Aniyah. This concerned grandmother’s effort is to help raise awareness of the risks of using forward-facing car seats for children who are too small for them.