Though the Mexican government warns people to limit physical contact with one another to keep the virus from spreading, high five ambassador and co-creator of National High Five Day Greg Harrell-Edge says the nasty illness shouldnt keep anyone from putting five up top.
He says, I view this as an opportunity. High fives are less dangerous than shaking hands. Nows the moment in history when high fives should overtake the handshake.
Harrell-Edge compares high fiving to the 10-second rule of dropping food, and argues that the quick contact isnt long enough to spread disease.
He adds, Even if theres swine flu all over the floor, if I drop a Snickers bar for half a second Im still gonna eat it. Theres no way it can transmit.
He believes that if people stop high fiving, it means the pigs have already won.
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