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Old 08-20-2010, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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I cover my mouth when I yawn. I thought most people did? Maybe I just don't pay enough attention.
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Add me to the list: I cover my mouth when I yawn and assumed everyone else did/should.
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:49 PM
 
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I beg to differ. Some exhale quite forcefully. And then there's the issue of not-so-fresh breath being blown your way.......
The horror.....people actually exhale when they yawn!!

And some people have bad breath!!!

Maybe everyone around you should just wear a surgical mask....otherwise they might BREATHE in your vicinity

Whether you beg to differ or not it doesn't change the fact there is no aerosol of droplets when people yawn which means it isn't a public health concern..
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:54 PM
 
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Another reason I cover is because my face is so distorted and ugly when I do a huge yawn. LOL! :-)
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:17 PM
 
Location: A Thousand Miles From Nowhere
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Hey, y'all remember a thing, way back in them olden days, called proper etiquette? Just seems to me to be the proper thing to do(cover yer mouth) when ya yawn!

'Sides, personally, I'm usually not too anxious to take a gander into someones mouth!
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:03 PM
 
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I cover my mouth also.
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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I notice that most people cover their mouths. I think it's more of an exception when you see someone who doesn't.
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:57 AM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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The horror.....people actually exhale when they yawn!!

And some people have bad breath!!!

Maybe everyone around you should just wear a surgical mask....otherwise they might BREATHE in your vicinity

Whether you beg to differ or not it doesn't change the fact there is no aerosol of droplets when people yawn which means it isn't a public health concern..
And this is okay with you? Sorry, I just don't understand. Look, this wasn't about me, if you read the original post. In our university library, I try to prevent any airborne illness before it spreads. Who has strep, the flu, H1N1, or meningitis? You don't know.
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:59 AM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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Hey, y'all remember a thing, way back in them olden days, called proper etiquette? Just seems to me to be the proper thing to do(cover yer mouth) when ya yawn!

'Sides, personally, I'm usually not too anxious to take a gander into someones mouth!
Reps to you!! It truly is one of those things that separates us from the animals.
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:40 AM
 
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And this is okay with you? Sorry, I just don't understand. Look, this wasn't about me, if you read the original post. In our university library, I try to prevent any airborne illness before it spreads. Who has strep, the flu, H1N1, or meningitis? You don't know.
Is WHAT OK with me??? I don't understand what you are trying to get across since your original premise is flawed.

The fact that people breathe or that some have bad breath isn't OK????

So people exhale when they yawn....they also exhale when they, you know, BREATHE!

As far as bad breath goes, may not be pleasant but I'm pretty sure its not contagious....

This IS about you because you seem to be under the impression that yawning can lead to disease transmission...

Fine....back it up

Find one journal or research article that supports your contention that droplet disease can be spread by yawning.....

I don't think this thread belongs in a Health and Wellness forum because yawning is a natural body function that has no relation to disease transmission.

Its a matter of etiquette not health.

I think people should cover their mouth when they yawn because its polite, not because I'm worried about being showered with spittle if they don't....because the only coming out of someone's mouth when they yawn is AIR
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