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To Reduce The Spread Of Germs From Hands To Hands, Do The Fist Bump!
Greet With A Fist Bump To Reduce The Spread Of Germs.
You can reduce the spread of germs from shaking another person's hand during to the cold or flu season by greeting them with a fist bump.
Researchers say, you should cover your mouth with your hand whenever you cough or sneeze to help prevent the spread of germs. But, this is not the best method to use.
Because when a person places their hand over their mouth when they cough or sneeze or coughs the germs from their hand can transmitted onto everything that they touch such as; food, doorknobs, counter tops, and a handshake.
If a person doesn't have any signs or symptoms of a cold or flu virus it doesn't necessarily mean it is safe to shake their hand. However, if a person is meeting you for the very first time reaches out to greet you with a handshake, you don't know if their hands because, the germs on the hands contain a residue and transient micro flora ( visible by the use of microscope).
So, If you feel uncomfortable about shaking a another person's hand greet them with a fist bump.
Because the fist bump is a great way to greet another person by hand contact instead of a normal handshake.
A fist bump is is performed by two people connecting with another person's hand by bumping a clenched fist or by lightly tapping the knuckles of one hand together.
The following are 2 people you may know who uses a fist bump when greeting or congratulating someone.
1. After President Obama finished his presidential speech when he became the President of the United States of America, his wife 1st lady Michelle Obama came to congratulate him with a fist bump which, shows commitment, dedication and support that they have each other's back.
2. Another person who you may know uses a fist bump is Howe Mandel the game show host of "Deal Or No Deal", and one of the judges on "America's Got Talent", who suffers from crippling fear of germs.
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