Covid 19 and hand washing

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Covid 19 and hand washing

Post by chiltern » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:45 pm

Many health authorities throughout the world are advising frequent hand washing as one prevention measure against the virus, the family I live with say they know this but constantly need prompting. The kids are the worse culprits before every meal I hear "I forgot". I had expected that they would have received some instruction in their state school but they tell me "teacher has said nothing". One very effective of getting the message across is via constant reminders in school, then once the kids understand they take great delight in upbraiding their parents.
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Re: Covid 19 and hand washing

Post by Username Taken » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:58 pm

Oddly enough I just had to remind the wife and daughter about constant hand washing. It was like "Yes Dad, three bags full Dad".
(In one ear and out the other).
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Re: Covid 19 and hand washing

Post by Duncan » Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:14 pm

We haven't got as far as hand washing yet in our family. Still trying to educate them in to not leaving food on the table and have told them one hundred times, if you are not going to use the fridge I will sell it.
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Re: Covid 19 and hand washing

Post by j57 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:16 pm

I have been harping on it for years here.
But, it is really a global challenge for me going back to my decades as a Culinary staff member and Culinary School graduate.
I saw a video a few years ago from KL where they tested various bills from around the city..The results were disgusting.
I think about buying seafood and pork atPsar Leu in Sihanoukville and it creeps me out thinking about the Riel change I got back.
Now, people think some cheap mask is going to save them...
But, the no hand washing street food vendor is safe.
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Re: Covid 19 and hand washing

Post by Marty » Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:49 pm

Duncan wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:14 pm
We haven't got as far as hand washing yet in our family. Still trying to educate them in to not leaving food on the table and have told them one hundred times, if you are not going to use the fridge I will sell it.
Capital idea! Fridges are overrated, even the fancy inverter one I've got. Bring back the ice box! And the silver dollar.
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Re: Covid 19 and hand washing

Post by John Bingham » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:10 pm

chiltern wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:45 pm
Many health authorities throughout the world are advising frequent hand washing as one prevention measure against the virus, the family I live with say they know this but constantly need prompting. The kids are the worse culprits before every meal I hear "I forgot". I had expected that they would have received some instruction in their state school but they tell me "teacher has said nothing". One very effective of getting the message across is via constant reminders in school, then once the kids understand they take great delight in upbraiding their parents.
Most state schools have very primitive bathroom facilities anyway. Scooping contaminated water out of a concrete vat is not likely to do much to stop the spread of infection.
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Re: Covid 19 and hand washing

Post by AndyKK » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:18 pm

Duncan wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:14 pm
We haven't got as far as hand washing yet in our family. Still trying to educate them in to not leaving food on the table and have told them one hundred times, if you are not going to use the fridge I will sell it.
I go through the same problems, I have gone the same way "not going to use the fridge", it's the same old routine, leave food in the pan and re-heat, old ways are difficult to change the old ways. It comes across at times that they think we are talking crap, although most of us grew up without any fancy appliances ourselves, until a later time. Education helped us with food hygiene and good house keeping. But in the end they have stronger guts then us, think we buy a lump of meat from the market with a nice covering of flies a side order of vegetables possibly with a coating of Pesticide or without and deal with the possible pests.
Rotten food sold in some restaurants because locals won't complain.
We talk to them again of using the fridge, they look blank "I understand them" But at least it keeps the beers cool.
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Re: Covid 19 and hand washing

Post by timmydownawell » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:37 pm

Marty wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:49 pm
Bring back the ice box!
Speaking of which, the insides of those red boxes you buy beer from are frequently filthy anyway, and once the ice starts to melt, the cans are swimming in murky water. Makes you think twice about drinking from the can. Maybe rinse it first. The coronavirus might not survive the cold temperature but who knows what might. Ugh.
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Re: Covid 19 and hand washing

Post by Anchor Moy » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:24 pm

timmydownawell wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:37 pm
Marty wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:49 pm
Bring back the ice box!
Speaking of which, the insides of those red boxes you buy beer from are frequently filthy anyway, and once the ice starts to melt, the cans are swimming in murky water. Makes you think twice about drinking from the can. Maybe rinse it first. The coronavirus might not survive the cold temperature but who knows what might. Ugh.
I'd say you should ALWAYS wipe the top of the can with a clean tissue (or t-shirt if necessary :wink: ) before drinking cans out of red boxes. Minimum precaution. I wipe my cans by habit anyway. Even if they are in a fridge now, who knows where they came from.
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Re: Covid 19 and hand washing

Post by atst » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:44 pm

I wipe the cans with my shirt thinking I'm giving the can a magic rub so I'll get lucky and win a free can
I'm standing up, so I must be straight
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