Moisture loving viruses

Picture this. You are on a bus and a man immediately behind you sneezes, a big wet one. His moisture fills the air. Then he sneezes another big wet one. What do you do next?

Moisture on buses

Lothian buses in Princes Street Edinburgh

There is nothing much you can do. It’s too late. Two plumes of virus laden moisture have dispersed themselves around you like an unpleasant fragrance from a room vaporizer. An option is to turn around and say something to the man but that will only bring you into closer contact with the man’s unwanted moisture and “germs”.

Coughs, sneezes and diseases

“Coughs and sneezes spread diseases”. People of my generation will remember this slogan very well. We had it at school and there