Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sign Instead of Kisses

There’s a movement in France to temporarily switch from the custom of kissing cheeks to using sign language. The hope is that it will help keep the H1N1 flu away. Fais-Moi Signe (Give me a Sign) is asking television news anchors to use sign to tell viewers Hello, How are you? and Are you sick? as a way to encourage the change. France began a vaccination campaign this week health workers and shots will be offered to the general public in November.