Wash Your Hands to Avoid Flu, Nurse Advises

Wash Your Hands to Avoid Flu, Nurse Advises

Tuesday, 6 February, 2018 - 06:00
A US nurse advises people to wash their hands to avoid the flu. (Getty Images)
London - Asharq Al-Awsat
For those who lack for personal hygiene, a Florida nurse has offered some advice after a deadly flu outbreak in the United States, saying “wash your stinking hands!”

In a six-minute video entitled “After Work Thoughts”, which has been watched more than 6 million times since it was posted on Facebook last month, Katherine Lockler unloaded her frustrations after long shifts in the emergency room, Reuters reported.

Wearing hospital scrubs and speaking to the camera from the driver’s seat of her car, Lockler said: “There is a cesspool of funky flu at the ER right now. Wash your stinking hands so you don’t get all your babies sick!”

Hospitalizations for flu have reached their highest level in the United States for nearly a decade, US. health officials said. The illness is widespread in 48 states and has killed more than 50 children.

Lockler gives a strained smile as she offers ideas for avoiding spreading flu, and shows how to sneeze safely.

Some online viewers were unimpressed by her blunt approach.

Teresa Welsh, a Facebook user wrote: “Sounds like she is in the wrong field”, accusing Lockler of “talking down” to her intended audience. Lockler did not return calls seeking an interview.

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