As you know, the Swine Flu is a threat and influenza should always be taken seriously. Pandemics kill, often in the millions.
Unfortunately, there is not much one can really do to avoid getting the flu. The government is recommending avoiding “non-essential” trips to Mexico and avoiding contact with sick people.
Get enough sleep, eat, exercise and stay healthy… a strong immune system is a big plus.
If you get sick, call a doctor. If it is serious, there are anti-viral drugs that could save your life.
For the most part, though, as business people and family members, the most important thing we can do is make sure everyone washes their hands frequently and thoroughly. Try to teach employees and children to avoid ever touching what they call the “TZone” — the eyes, nose and mouth. It is through the mucous membranes here that one is likely to catch a germ.
Dr. Will Sawyer and The Clean Hands Coalition have a great website with video, music, posters and more. You can pass their 4 Principles of Hand Awareness around here.
Make sure your employees feel absolutely free to go wash their hands whenever they think they need to. If you frown on their doing so, they may just keep working and your decision may cause the flu to spread. You don’t want that on your conscience.
Explore the Henry The Hand website here.