Registered On: May 8, 2017
I think the answer to your question Bill is that most humans are pretty unhygienic when it comes to reducing transmissions of airborne viruses, including flu, common colds and noroviruses. This is despite medical experts telling us for years that we need to cough and sneeze into tissues and dispose of them and washing our hands more often, particularly after using the toilet.
Most viruses we encounter aren’t life threatening so we’re not being that selfish hugging and not wearing masks (though I believe gimp masks are still an essential item in some parts of Buckinghamshire). Flu obviously is, particularly with the clinically vulnerable and older people. So perhaps we have been selfish in this regard. Particularly in the work place, where colds and flu are easily spread in winter, it’s really annoying to notice someone not washing their hands after using the toilet, or wilfully coughing and sneezing, spreading aerosols over a wide area.