We are all worried about the fact that people around us may give us their cold, especially if we are confined to closed spaces like a bus, an aeroplane or a classroom.
This NBC news report throws a light on the issue.
Watch the clip and say whether the statements 1-8 are true or false. Be careful! Common sense does not always apply!
1 Two millions of Americans catch a cold when flying
2 The main problem when passing a cold on to somebody is surfaces.
3 Only when the passenger next to you is coughing (hacking) you must worry.
4 The flu virus can survive on surfaces for days.
5 Planes are washed every 30 days.
6 It is advisible to clean your own seat before a flight.
7 Washing your hands isn’t really useful.
8 A sick person should wear a mask.
You can read a transcript here.
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