Flu Outbreak Leads to High-Five Ban
We all know New York likes to curtail certain indulgences like super-sized soft drinks and such. But now the state is cracking down on a certain celebratory act due to rampant flu outbreaks.
According to WCBS-TV, Dr. Valerie Parkas, the Manhattan Soccer Club president and an infectious disease specialist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine is responsible for recommending a ban on high-fiving in kids sports leagues in the hopes of slowing down the transmission of flu symptoms, which has now officially gone into effect.
The rule comes in the wake of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's decision to declare a statewide public health emergency because of the potentially deadly virus.