By S. PAUL BRYAN
PCC, you’re nasty. Not only that, you’re dangerous. The amount of germs, bugs, diseases and other disgusting menaces that the everyday student carelessly spreads on a daily basis is almost criminal. One cannot walk upon the beautiful grounds of any of our fine campuses without seeing another person sneeze, cough, spit, wipe, drool, etc.
One must stay clean in order to protect their personal health, as well as mass campus health. The simplest ways come down to hygiene like, wash your hands with soap, use hand sanitizer, wear clean clothes, take showers and handle food appropriately.
If you have a fever, stay home. Not feeling too well? Try out public healthcare. It’s there, take advantage of it. If you’ve got private insurance, good for you, use it. PCC, at the very least, you’ve got to wash you’re damned hands.
Here is a simple six point plan provided by CDC.gov, in order to prove my point and save us all some pain. Hell, it may even save some lives.
- Avoid close contact.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose.
- Clean your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Practice other good health habits.
Some sobering information has come across my path recently that I’d like to share with you. Are you sitting down? What am I saying, you’re probably laying down…you’re sick!
The next time you’re sitting next to someone who sneezes or coughs into the open air of our classrooms, spits on the grounds of our campuses, or passes up on those free germ killing wash stations we call sinks; take these into consideration: Avian Flu, Hantavirus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis C, Influenza Virus type A, B and C also Novel influenza A virus H2, H5, H7, and H9, Haemophilus, Mumps Virus, Norovirus, and Rhinoviruses and Coronaviruses. All here in southern Arizona, all communicable, and all dangerous.
If you’re sick, please stay home. You can rest, get better and come back healthy. The moral of the story, PCC, is you’ve got to clean up your act. Stop getting each other sick. Stop getting me sick. And most importantly, wash your damned hands!
S. Paul Bryan is a father, writer, contrarian, et al…oh, and evidently a germaphobe.