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You are breathing a zillion germs per breath. Do you care?

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Posted - November 14, 2023

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  • 5455
    Most of the time, no, but if I smell that someone nearby has a cold, I take a face mask out of my purse and put it on right away.
      November 14, 2023 7:20 PM MST
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  • 13249
    How do you smell that?
      November 14, 2023 9:27 PM MST
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  • 5455
    The cold virus has a very distinct odor when a person nearby is contagious .  I didn’t notice it until we were in a restaurant and my husband pointed it out.  I’ve smelled that particular odor before, but I never put two and two together and figured out that it was the cold virus.

    Anyway, we were kind of trapped in that restaurant because our pizza hadn’t come yet, but we both started feeling sore throats and colds coming on by the next morning.
      November 14, 2023 10:51 PM MST
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  • 13249
    Or put ah and choo together, lol.
      November 14, 2023 11:19 PM MST
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  • 52854

     

      Someone said “pizza”.  That’s all I heard.

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      November 16, 2023 7:33 AM MST
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  • 32359
    Nah, it builds the immune system. 
      November 15, 2023 4:09 AM MST
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  • 10432
    I don't know the exact count.  My glasses aren't that strong.
      November 15, 2023 7:26 AM MST
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  • 2539
    In general, I don't worry about that.  Humans have a built-in immune system and mine seems to be working quite well as I can't even recall the last time I had a cold or sore throat.  The last time I had the flu was 1969 or so and have never gotten a flu shot.  I haven't gotten Covid or any of the respiratory diseases around.  
      November 16, 2023 6:54 AM MST
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  • 22777

    Not really.
      November 16, 2023 7:21 AM MST
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  • 52854

     

      Merely from breathing? Meh, that’s child’s play. I have spent practically all of my adult life honing my immune system to handle that and much, much more. 


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      November 16, 2023 7:30 AM MST
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  • 9675
    I do now!
      November 16, 2023 10:05 AM MST
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  • 1309
    No, but I draw the line at a zillion and four.
      November 16, 2023 12:36 PM MST
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  • 416
    I will try to cut back a couple of billion or so.
      November 21, 2023 5:12 PM MST
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