Spoiler alert: You’re going to want to take a bath in Lysol
I’m sick. Like, coughing, runny nose, puffy face sick. One might think with as much as I fly, I’d be sick all the time. That isn’t the case, however. In fact, last year I only had a few quick sore throats that were easily fended off with sleep and fluids.
Did that make you want to take a shower immediately, not to mention Lysol down your carry-on bag?
Just like my passenger, this simulated passenger is extremely inconsiderate and didn’t cover their mouth. So next time you cough or sneeze on a plane, cover your mouth.
And how do you do that properly? Well, the CDC has instructions for you.
I am that person that brings anti-bacterial wipes and wipes down the plane (seat, headrest, tray table, tv, window, arm rest, etc.) and then also does the same thing in my hotel room. Yes, people give me odd looks, but I’d rather be healthy than worry about my judgmental seatmate.
And side note, I am a firm believer in avoiding using hand sanitizer unless it’s the only option. I especially would not use one when traveling as they increase the absorption of BPA, which is abundant in the thermal paper that makes up most receipts and boarding passes. Even the CDC says washing hands with soap and water is the best way to remove microbes, and suggests only use sanitizer if no soap and water is available.
Anyway, I’ll just go back to drinking my Yogi Throat Comfort Tea and waiting for this thing to pass while covering my sneezes with tissues.
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