Podcast: Mary Ho on H1N1 flu preparations

Griff Wigley, Mary Ho, Ross Currier

Our radio show/podcast guest on Monday: Mary Ho, Rice County Director of Pubic Health, talking with us about local preparations for the H1N1 flu season. Ross and I did the proper virus-preventive fist bump upon her departure though now I see that we may have to graduate to elbow bumps.

Click play to listen. 30 minutes.

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  1. Ross Currier said:

    Hey Griff, let’s move quickly forward in preparations by leaping past the elbow bump all the way to the thumbs-up gesture.

    I’ve been a big fan of this acknowledgment ever since I read Col. Robert L. Scott’s book “God is My Co-Pilot” (an autobiography about his years with the Flying Tigers in China and Burma) while attending George Mason Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia.

    The gesture is hygienic, enthusiastic and fairly universal. In fact, in a nod to the Flying Tigers, we could throw in an expression of “Ding Hao” to supplement the gesture for additional emphasis.

    September 2, 2009
  2. Griff Wigley said:

    NYTimes: Flu Upsets Rituals of Greeting.

    As the world braces for a second wave
    of the swine flu that broke out in the
    spring and resulted in the deaths of
    more than 2,100 people worldwide, the
    disease is altering long-established
    patterns of everyday greeting.
    Handshakes have been cut short, kisses
    aborted. Warm embraces have been
    supplanted by curt pats on the back.

    September 4, 2009

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