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Doing Business Without Handshakes
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tzubair
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tzubair,
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7/30/2014 | 2:35:01 AM
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"I suggest just washing your hands. That way, you can maintain social customs without conveying illness."

@Thomas: Or how about having a wearable technology on your hand that automatically sanitizes the hand after every handshake? This may be particularly useful when you're in a conference or an exhibition.
Bhori
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Bhori,
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7/29/2014 | 7:26:48 PM
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It is a fact that one in five people do **not** wash their hands. 


@asksqn: Then we desperately need some technology that may detect and expose those one in five. They are risky for others health. Or something that doesn't let someone out of rest rooms without washing hands for 20 seconds :)
Gary_EL
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Gary_EL,
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7/29/2014 | 7:23:12 PM
Come on now!
I think that we, as a society, spend way too much time worrying about this sort of thing. Maybe that's the reason why so many children come down with food allergies and autoimmune diseases. In a hospital setting or around people with autoimmune conditions - that's one thing. But, otherwise healthy adults not shaking hands? - I don't think so. If you want to improve people's general health, why not try something novel: sleep 8 hours a day, exercise, and stop overeating.
asksqn
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asksqn,
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7/29/2014 | 5:57:28 PM
Is This From the Onion or the Daily Currant?
I really hope this article was a joke.  You know what really helps to prevent the spread of germs?  A public service announcement that advocates washing of hands with hot/soapy water for at least twenty seconds after **each** time one uses the restroom.  It is a fact that one in five people do **not** wash their hands.  Also, an assiduous usage of hand sanitizers also works really well.  
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H@mmy,
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7/29/2014 | 5:53:22 PM
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Mutual trust and respect is created by shaking hands, that plays important role in business society. Not shaking hands is not a good idea. 
Bhori
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Bhori,
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7/29/2014 | 3:22:48 PM
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@ David: I would suggest saving $576 billion by speding few dollars on hand sanitzers and ofcourse washing hands before everytime we eat. Risking trust doesn't sound a good idea. Also, in my part of the world we don't shake hand with opposite gender, so almost 25% of the risk is already reduced :)

 
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anon5606509966,
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7/29/2014 | 2:33:07 PM
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Wow.  Someone certainly has plenty of time on their (unwashed) hands. 
David Wagner
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David Wagner,
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7/29/2014 | 1:15:56 PM
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@Tom- Sure, and actually I should have mentioned that. Thanks for bringing that up. But I wrote under the assumption that there are times when you just can't either because there is no where around to do it, time, forgetfulness, etc.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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7/29/2014 | 1:12:19 PM
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I suggest just washing your hands. That way, you can maintain social customs without conveying illness.
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