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  •  Frequent hand washing (none)
    Is supposed to help, also learning to cough into ypur elbow not your hands, which can then spread germs.  

    What about all the new alcohol-based and other products that you squeeze or your hands and rub for when you can't wash hands immediately, say after entering and leaving a facility with crowds?

    "False language, evil in itself, infects the soul with evil." ----Socrates

    by Mimikatz on Fri Feb 24, 2006 at 08:55:11 AM PST

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    •  they're very good (none)
      but should be used no more than 3 times, then soap.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Fri Feb 24, 2006 at 09:56:14 AM PST

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      •  soap AND water (none)
        The soap brings the microbes to the surface of your skin.  The water is necessary to wash them down the drain. If you don't have water, don't use soap.

        The gov'mint reminds us that we may be without public services (such as running water) so stockpile water for washing as well as drinking.

        Washing water can be stored in clean bottles and stuck in your freezer until, well, hell freezes over, or we get a pandemic, whichever comes first.

        •  soap without water (none)
          is cookies without milk. Yeah, you can do it, but what's the point?

          "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

          by Greg Dworkin on Fri Feb 24, 2006 at 12:23:42 PM PST

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          •  DemFromDC (none)
            I'm sorry if I'm bugging you, but not everybody knows that.  I mean, it was news to me when I learned in chemistry that you're doing more harm than good if you rub your hands with soap and can't rinse them.  I had always assumed soap and a wipe was better than nothing, but learned it's not.  I'' go away quietly now.
            •  DC?? Thank you kindly, I hail from CT (none)
              but in any case, soap makes you slimy and most people don't feel clean just using soap. ;-)

              "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

              by Greg Dworkin on Fri Feb 24, 2006 at 01:49:01 PM PST

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