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Australia ABC fewer flu cases due to lockdown

Discussion in 'Other health news and research' started by NelliePledge, Jul 12, 2020.

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  1. NelliePledge

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    I wonder if this could be a long term thing due to changing social norms around things like covering your mouth when you sneeze, or just making little efforts to not spread germs?

    I guess children are still going to be sucking each others noses and stuff.
     
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    Er, what?
    I don't think I've ever seen a child sucking another child's nose.

    It's hardly surprising that lockdown reduces the spread of other infections as well as Covid-19. Surely it would be surprising if it didn't.
     
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    I have the grim details of it burnt into my mind. I don't spend much time around children though so maybe it's not as common an occurrence as my traumatised memory suggest.
     
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    :yuck:
     
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    Wondering if increased hygiene has had a similar impact on norovirus and stomach bugs generally.
     
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    The difference is probably due to travel restrictions and employers not expecting their employees to come into work when ill! ;)

    It remains to be seen if this proactive behaviour will remain in 2-5 years time.
     
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