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Do you think you know the proper way to cough and sneeze? I thought we all got that lesson.

During an update on the H1N1 virus, Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius gave some impromptu advice to NBC’s Chuck Todd when he sneezed and forgot to cover his mouth.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) — A sneeze is just a sneeze except when it’s done in front of the U.S. health and human services secretary — then it’s a learning moment.

Kathleen Sebelius called out an errant sneezer during a White House news briefing Thursday while she was reviewing several department initiatives.

“Bless you,” she said, then realized the reporter didn’t use the preferred method of sneezing into the crook of his elbow. “I mean, what is that about?” Read more here: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2009/09/17/Sneeze-at-briefing-nothing-to-sneeze-at/UPI-31821253225452/

Just for the fun of it I googled “proper way to cough and sneeze.” We do want to be prepared for the upcoming flu season don’t we? I actually found a video that was rather entertaining, yet educational. It’s called “Why Don’t We Do It In Our Sleeves.” Take a look here: http://www.coughsafe.com/media.html

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