Cornell Health Recommends Getting Flu Out of the Way Now Before Prelims Start

Vas Mathur / Cornell Daily Sun

CORNELL HEALTH—On Wednesday, Cornell Health officials released a statement to the university suggesting that students contract flu now to get it out of their system before prelim season.

“We just think that you might as well get that out of your way before the semester really picks up,” says Kathy Grammer, Cornell Health official. “I mean, you could get a flu shot, but honestly you might as well bite the bullet now so we won’t run out again.”

Students across campus, amidst lack of flu vaccines available, have taken steps to breathe into each other’s mouths and share pong cups in order to get the flu in and out before things ramp up. “A couple of my friends got together last weekend and soaked in the freezing rain to really get that virus rolling,” stated Jamie Carlton ‘20.

The statement additionally suggests that students start getting pregnant, as Cornell Health is running low on free condoms.

As Flu Season Ramps Up, Gannet Recommends Not Sneezing Into People’s Mouths

HEALTH SERVICES – To help students stay healthy, health professionals at Gannett Health Services have released recommendations for avoiding the flu, encouraging those on campus to avoid sneezing into each other’s mouths as often as possible.

“We recommend washing your hands regularly,” said Gannett physician Dr. Martin Trombly, “as well as getting plenty of sleep, and discourage yourself from going up to other students who are yawning or talking and sneezing right down their exposed throats.”

Among other recommendations from Gannett are not sharing drinks and wearing surgical masks to prevent others or yourself from projecting mucus into the mouths of everyone around you.

“I got the flu last year because I let a friend of mine sneeze in my mouth,” commented Jennie Christensen ‘18, “Now I’m not friends with that person and I am very health conscious about my open mouth.”

Students who have contracted the flu are encouraged to stay at home to prevent the spread of disease and not lick anyone’s face.