Everyone goes through phases once in their life. Whether it is a stealing phase, a lazy phase, or a clean freak phase. We will always go through some kind of phase. When I was a kid, I so happened to have a neat/clean freak phase. When I was a kid my mom took me to this one expo type thing. There were booths that had all types of different purposes. One booth that we went to was about washing your hands. The guy running the booth had me catch this small sack and throw it back to him. He then told me to hold out my hands and shined a black light on them. He told me that the stuff that the black light was showing were germs that got on my hands when I caught the sack. What I didn’t know was that the sack was filled with chalk and that
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Mr. Gawande starts his literature on washing hands. He introduces two friends a microbiologist and an infectious disease specialist. Both work hard and diligently against the spread of diseases just like Semmelweis who is mentioned in the chapter. Something I learned, that not many realize, is that each year two million people acquire an infection while they are in the hospital. Mainly because the clinicians only wash their hands one-third to one-half as many times as they should. Semmelweis, mentioned earlier, concluded in 1847 that doctors themselves were to blame for childbed fever, which was the leading cause of
Are neat people inferior to sloppy people? This question’s answer will differ depending on the type of person you ask. According to Britt in her essay, “Neat people vs. sloppy people”, the answer is yes. She uses certain qualities, such as oral description to differentiate neat people and sloppy people, how neat people are lazier, and how neat people are wasteful. Her qualities help explain to the readers why she thinks that her answer is true.
This experiment illustrates the importance of handwashing and proves that hand washing is worth it. Since our hands are constantly coming into contact with ourselves and others, touching surfaces, grabbing objects, being sneezed into, etc., keeping our hands clean is one of the most effective, yet simple way we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running warm water. “The human skin is a host to anywhere between 10,000-10,000,000 bacteria per square centimeter and since health care providers come into contact with pathogenic bacteria by being engaged in patient care, hand washing can reduce the risk of spreading diseases (page 3).” The objective of the experiment is to test the effectiveness of hand washing and demonstrate normal flora. This report presents the procedures and materials for the experiment, the experiment's results, and an analysis of those results.
Generally, Sloppy people say that “Neat people are bums and clods at heart”. But I disagree 100%, there is no way a neat person can be a bum; they always get their chores done before doing anything else. On the other hand, sloppy people are the true “bums and clods at heart”, here’s why they rather watch T.V on their days off rather than getting all their cleaning and getting all their chores completed before having to go back to work. A lot of people say that neat people are angry, hateful, and mean. However, neat people are actually very happy, knowing all their things are in place and clean makes them feel nice inside which creates a positive outlook on life. Suzanne Britt stats that neat people are no good to borrow from; “Neat people buy everything in expensive little portions. They get their flour and sugar in two-pound bags.” Buying flour and sugar in two-pound is a smart idea, because there is no need in getting an enormous bag that’s going to sit up in your cabinet for who knows how long. The expensive is always the better brand to purchase. Borrowing from neat people is the
Thinking about it now makes me realize my mistakes. I neglected the fact that laziness is an addiction and in order to keep being lazy, I became dishonest so i can avoid the consequences. This reminded me of the story neapolitan
For most of his life Theodore has been known as Theodore Freak. From countless years of bullying, which was caused by a conversation between two friends, could have led to Theodore’s suicidal thoughts. Theodore kept an entry of all the attempted suicidal thoughts he had, their dates, on a scale of one to ten of how close he was for following through, to a history of other people dying this way. On top of the bell tower, Theodore was feeling about a five. What stopped him for leaping off? Was not a what, but a whom. Standing a few feet over was a terrified Violet Markey. Speaking calmly, he helped Violet get away from the edge and back to safety. When everyone in the school thought that Violet had save Theodore Freak, he let them, because Theodore did not care what other’s thought of him. With U.S Geography being the only class Theodore had with Violet, he chooses her to be his partner for their 35% assignment, of finding and writing about the
Later that day during are two hour reassess I sat at the desk in the hall next to my science class. I was wearing a shirt that said “ you can’t stop me. “ Mr. Clark came out and had a big tank of poisoning chemicals and some other things like salt and sugar.
Suzanne Britt’s essay, “Neat People vs. Sloppy People”, invoked a mixed reaction for me since I could easily fall on either side of the spectrum. As stated so well by Britt, “They save everything, planning someday to file, order, and straighten out the world” (322). Her examples of cleaning out the closet, and organizing family photos are task that always take backseat to everything else, with great hope that someday I’ll get it done. As to Britt’s analogy of a neat person, “They will get their flower and sugar in two pound bags” (323), is equally relatable. Although I enjoy purchasing in bulk at Costco, when I’m short on time, I seek out a shortcut making these purchases at the local Hannaford, spending more money granted, but with intensions of saving time. Therefore, I don’t
The article titled, “ ‘Harmless’ Things You Should Really Wash Your Hands After Touching” by William Harris, is that every day of people's lives they get germs from all the things they touch.
In everyday life, humans endure micro-organisms, bacteria, and fungi, due to Microbial contamination. This phenomenon occurs frequently, and people are unaware of the causes and effect of what microbial contamination can have to truly offer. By definition microbiological contamination occurs when non-intended or accidental introduction bacteria, yeast, mold, fungi, virus, prions, protozoa or their toxins and by-products is carried from one object to another object, person to person, or from an object to a person. (Sue,2007) Cross-contamination occurs during cooking. Specifically, it occurs when juices from raw meats or germs from unclean objects touch cooked or ready-to-eat foods.(Eleese Cunningham, 2015) or even in equipment at processing facilities not being cleaned properly, for instance, or any of the other numerous and sundry ways food can be mishandled a make it to someone, which can greatly increase the risk of food poisoning. (Danilo Alfaro, 2017) Cross contamination does not only consist of bacteria but furthermore, it consists of a virus or a toxin of some sort. (Danilo Alfaro, 2017). It ranges from complex multicellular eukaryotes to even the most unicellular prokaryotic organism, and at any crack or even any type of opening at West Carleton, there will be definitely living microorganisms being passed along from one person to another unconsciously.
Throughout history until the 19th century, infectious diseases, epidemics, and pandemics were thought to be the manifestation of supernatural forces and little to nothing was truly effective in preventing or treating these devastating threats to society. It was only during the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment that the long-accepted realities of society were questioned and research was conducted based on science and reason that would forever change the world we live in (Kumar, 2007). The science of epidemiology was founded by John Snow’s identification of polluted public water well as the source of an 1854 cholera outbreak in London. Shortly thereafter germ theory began to emerge and science took off.