Fist bumps are 20 times more hygienic than handshakesView Article
80% of infections are spread by handsView Article
8.5 million Canadians catch cold and flu every yearView Article
3,500 Canadians die from cold and flu every yearView Article
Sick days cost Canadians $1 billion annuallyView Article
Cold and flu makes 10% more kids miss schoolView Article
Bill Gates doesn’t shake handsView Article
Up to 90% of people with cold and flu carry it on their handsView Pamphlet
"In terms of spreading germs, shaking hands is significantly worse than sniffing butts.”
"If the general public could be encouraged to fist-bump, there is genuine potential to reduce the spread of infectious diseases.”
"Knowing the ramifications of cold and flu, bumping fists instead of shaking hands is a bit of a no-brainer this day in age."
"Utilizing effective hand hygiene practices along with getting your flu shot, is one of the best ways to stay healthy this flu season."
It is with great pleasure that I announce _____________ is now officially a handshake-safe space. This cold and flu season, all handshaking should be replaced with fist bumping.
Not only does a fist bump spread 90% less germs than a handshake, this simple action could curb the infection of a staggering 8.5 million Canadians with cold and flu annually and potentially save the lives of some of the 3,500 Canadians we lose to cold and flu year over year.
So don’t feel weird next time you greet someone with a fist bump. This cold and flu season, it’s what we do.