New Trump-Virus Guidance: Bathroom Behavior

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The WaPo Trump-Virus email thingie:

Our methods to prevent the spread of the coronavirus keeps growing: social distancing, rigorous hand washing, face masks and now the latest — closing the lid before we flush. Scientists who simulated toilet water and air flows found that aerosol droplets forced upward by a flush appear to spread wide enough and linger long enough to be inhaled. Experts call it the “toilet plume.” Combine that with the fact that coronavirus has been found in the feces of patients, and you can see what we’re getting at.

Toilet Plume is not a phrase that I was expecting ever to hear. Moms everywhere are nodding their heads with grim satisfaction and whispering, “I told you so.”

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13 Responses to New Trump-Virus Guidance: Bathroom Behavior

  1. quakerinabasement says:

    Toilets in most public restrooms don’t have lids. So just hold it in.

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  2. Dennis Cole says:

    Another tasty tidbit – when you’ve finished washing your hands, use an extra paper-towel piece to work the door handle. (Not everyone washes, well or adequately.)
    And there’s usually a trash receptacle near the door to dispose of your wad safely. (SWIDT?)

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  3. How many toilet plumes in the asshat does it take to be a General in the Drumpf cabinet?

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  4. Infidel753 says:

    There should definitely be a rock group called toilet Plume. In fact, there probably is.

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    • Dennis Cole says:

      I was in a “garage band in my younger (and more foolish) years that called ourselves “Carsick Nomads.”

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      • tengrain says:

        Mine was Jeffrey Dahmer’s Lunchbox.



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      • E.A. Blair says:

        When I lived in Hartford in the mid-1980s (my stint in the video game industry), there were bands named Bang Bang Bang and Blam! Blam! Blam!. Other prominent bands were Pigs That Go Whirrrr and The Entire Population Of China. At the same time back home there was one called Phil ’n’ The Blanks.

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  5. Dennis Cole says:

    I remember a Mythbusters episode that investigated this, and the conclusion was you should call in a professional Haz-Mat cleanup squad every time you flush, because the spray goes everywhere, and they’re such minuscule droplets ~you can’t even see them~, SO FOR GAWD’S SAKE, DO NOT KEEP YOUR TOOTHBRUSH IN THE HOLDER-THINGIE ABOVE THE SINK!!!

    As I recall, they brought in a team of experts who specialized in cleaning up bloody, highly-infected Surgical Rooms and the like, who thoroughly cleaned the “test bathroom,” only to have it just as germ-ridden the next day, after just minimal usage.

    ~Sorta like our Friend, “Come on ovah, Corona,” they’re so tiny.~


  6. roket says:

    And of course, there’s a spray for that.


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