Posts Tagged ‘Hygiene’

Corona Virus Prevention Song: ‘Ghen Cô Vy’

March 3, 2020

“‘Ghen Co Vy,’ based on the melody of the V-pop hit ‘Ghen,’ was written by Khắc Hưng, in collaboration with the [Vietnamese] National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health [NIOEH]. It’s performed by the tune’s original singers ERIK and MIN. The goal is to communicate how to protect yourself from the virus and boost public morale.”

— “Listen to Vietnam’s Insanely Catchy Coronavirus PSA,” by Rania Aniftos, Billboard

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Republican: Restaurant Worker Hand Washing Should Be Optional

February 5, 2015

Republican: Restaurant Worker Hand Washing Should Be Optional

Republican Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina is a lavatory libertarian. He told the Bipartisan Policy Center that governments shouldn’t force restaurant employees to wash their hands:

“I don’t have any problem with Starbucks if they choose to opt out of this policy as long as they post a sign that says, ‘We don’t require our employees to wash their hands after leaving the restroom.'”

Here’s a sane word on this from Mr. Tillis’ neighborhood:

“If a government shouldn’t create and enforce regulations to stop the spread of disease, for Typhoid Mary’s sake, exactly what should it do, and how many people have to suffer the avoidable consequences in the name of freedom?”

“Even if Tillis was joking, or half-joking, there’s no question that the Republican Party sees government not as the collective expression of a populace but an evil to be eradicated one set of rules at a time, even if it means people getting hurt or sick or financially ruined, because liberty. That, at base, isn’t funny, isn’t funny at all.”

— “Thom Tillis Steps In It,” Greg Lacour, Charlotte Magazine

The FDA has a cogent explanation for compulsory hand washing: It “reduces the spread of fecal-oral pathogens from the hands of a food employee to foods.”


Restaurant Hygiene Ratings

September 24, 2011

Restaurant Hygiene Ratings

A recent expedition to Manhattan Island revealed that New York City Health Department inspectors now grade the sanitary condition of restaurants. In order to guide potential customers, each eatery is required to display its grade in its front window.  Here is the range of grades: