Nowadays because of the H1N1 scare I am hoping that Korean people will take on a new trend of staying home when feeling sick with a fever and other symptoms. But I know from experience that I will believe it when I see it.
CNN has a lovely article about how washing your hands does little to protect you from the virus and it more comes from breathing those airborne particles.
Kids love to sneeze and cough freely. In one of my classes you have some kids wearing masks. The unmasked kids are coughing. It seems the proportion is not balanced.
Anyways I like this last bit of common sense written in the CNN article:
This brings me back to my experience at my daughters' school. The e-mails from the principal said some of the sick children reported to the school nurse that they'd woken up ill, but their parents sent them to school anyway.What's up with that? If your child is sick, keep her at home. If you're sick, don't go to work. Using that particular tool in the toolbox will go a long way toward stemming the spread of H1N1 flu -- probably more than washing your hands.