Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Doctor’s advice: take public transport to avoid colds and flu’
Using public transport means catching more colds and flu’. It’s obvious, right? Wrong. And here’s the research to prove it, based on a study of 6,000 people carried out by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, which found that fewer people who caught public transport got ill than if they commuted in another way. The implication is that going public means building up more immunity, and succumbing to fewer infections. Another good reason to use public transport rather than go by car.
Photo from Propaganda: Power and Persuasion, an exhibition at the British Library