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Fist bump wards off flu

Obama’s infamous greeting would reduce H1N1

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Dr. Tom Feasby, the dean of the University of Calgary’s faculty of medicine, has stopped shaking hands due to the threat of swine flu, and he appears to have convinced Alberta Health Minister Ron Liepert to do the same. Rather, Feasby favours what he calls the “pound,” but which in ghetto parlance (or at least in the Republican understanding of ghetto parlance, as demonstrated last year after Barack Obama was spotted “pounding” his wife) is called the fist bump. Handshaking, Feasby tells fast forward weekly’s Jeremy Klaszus, is a “recipe for transmitting disease … We need to replace it with something. The pound offers that.” Liepert, at first skeptical, has reportedly “pounded” Feasby and is now a convert.

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