A new survey in the US has indicates that many people haven’t changed their hand washing habits – despite the swine flu outbreak. The survey revealed that 54 percent of the respondents said they “wash their hands no more or less frequently” in public restrooms as a result of the virus. A major concern in the perspective of the swine flu pandemic – especially since governments has stated worldwide that hand hygiene is one of the few effective tools to prevent infection with the H1N1 influenza A virus!
While the Medline hand hygiene compliance program was initially developed as a combat against healthcare acquired conditions, now it the program can serve as an additional tool for to stop the swine flu pandemic (a.k.a. the Mexican flu).
Earlier this week the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology released a report describing a plausible scenario saying:
“…swine flu pandemic could:
• produce infection of 30-50% of the U.S. population this fall and winter;
• cause between 30,000 and 90,000 deaths in the United States concentrated among children and young adults.”
While the annual deaths associated with seasonal flu in the United States is only 30,000-40,000 mainly among people over 65!
Remember, on wednesday july 29 (2009), Barack Obama told the Americans that swine flu prevention is not only an issue of the governement, individuals must also do their part. Obama said:
“Keep your hands washed, cover your mouth when you cough, stay home from work if you are sick, keep your children home from school if they are sick.”
SO, IF YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR PREVENTION AGAINST THE H1N1 INFLUENZA A VIRUS …
THINK ABOUT YOUR HAND HYGIENE!!!
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING:
• Hands on ‘hand hygiene’!
A few weeks ago TIME.com presented a beautiful photo essay focussed on the right hand of the last 9 US presidents – including the hands of: Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson.
An american palm reading expert Robin Gile to makes some comments about the hands of all 9 presidents. His assessment was made ‘blind’ without knowing which hand belonged to which president!
Now the article is also available in a more extended form – including: the hands of John F. Kennedy, 6 hand photos of each president + an analysis of the most common hand characteristics in the presidential hands.
The new article is titled:
WHAT DO THE PRESIDENTIAL HANDS REVEAL?
The article demonstrates that all presidents appear to have a long ring finger – which is known as a typic male-like hand characteristic. Interestingly, next to the long ‘sun finger’ (a synonym for the ring finger), a high percentage of the the presidential hands is also featured with a strong, long sun line! And most of the presidents also appear to have low ‘2D:4D finger ratio’ – which is indicated by a ‘digit ratio’ (index finger vs. ring finger ratio) lower than 0.96, another typical male-like characteristic!
Beyond the results related to the ‘sun finger’ the presidential hand analysis also indicates that quite a few of these ‘presidential men’ appear to have a rather remarkable characteristic in their ‘head line’ (in the world of palmistry a.k.a. the ‘line of head’ or ‘headline’):
The Sydney Line
The Sydney line is known as a rather unusual long palmar ‘head line’ (which is usually found in less than 5% of normal populations).
The presidential photos indicate that the following 4 presidents have this unusual hand characteristic: George H.W. Bush (both hands), Jimmy Carter (both hands), Gerald Ford (both hands), and Richard Nixon (right hand only).
The double head line
The ‘double head line’ is another unusual palmar characteristic (which is also found in less than 5% of normal populations).
The presidential photos indicate that both Bill Clinton (left hand) & John F. Kennedy (right hand) have the ‘double head line’.
SUGGESTION FOR FURTHER READING:
• Palm reading & the hands of 10 US presidents!
It’s always fun to take a look at the hands of celebrities! Quite a few sources on the internet present fascinating hand analyses often based on hig quality materials of the famous hands of famous people, including: high quality photos, hand prints & sometimes the fingerprints!
The following 2 resources have collected a long list of articles (+20) focussed on some interesting hand characteristics of some well-known celebrities:
PalmistryReport presented earlier ‘celebrity hand-reports’ about:
January 16, 2009
Barack Obama: hand reading of power
Barack Obama will soon get his hands on the most powerful job in the Western world. And those hands might reveal a lot about what Barack Obama will do with the power in his hands. Lori Reid, an expert author in hand reading & palmistry, has examined the hand lines on Barack Obama’s hand palm, as well as the length and width of his fingers – this hand reader believes she has Obama’s personality all worked out.
Miss Reid says that Mr Obama’s left hand has extraordinarily long fingers and a long palm. “This hand shape fits into a category known as The Water Hand and is a common feature of artists, writers and thinkers”, she says. In the full article – see the first article below – Lori Reid makes 18 comments about Barack Obama’s left hand (Obama is left-handed) – in which she explains how Obama will likely use his power!
READ FURTHER ABOUT BARACK OBAMA’S HANDS:
November 15, 2008
Barack Obama: another left-handed US president
Next january elected president Barack Obama will likely become the 7th ‘left-handed’ US president in American history. Over the years there has been a discussion about high number of ‘left-handed’ presidents in American history. Actually, including Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama will become the 4th (out of five) left-handed president in less than 20 years. For, the current president, George W. Bush has been the only right-handed US president in the past two decades – his father and Bill Clinton are ‘lefties’ as well! Oh, and by the way, the other presidential candidate in 2008, senator John McCain, is also left-handed!
How come that so many US presidents are left-handed? Partly it’s a big mystery, but a quick hand reading of Obama’s hand might provide us a clue!
An interesting characteristic in Obama’s hand is ratio between his index finger (2th digit) and ring finger (4th digit). Professor John T. Manning named this specific finger ratio the ‘digit ratio’ (2D:4D). One of the interesting findings regarding this ‘digit ratio’ is Manning’s theory that a LOW DIGIT RATIO is likely to the result of an overabundance of testosterone in the mother’s womb during pregnancy. Not long ago another research program was published at the University of Melbourne, which reported that left-handednes can also be linked to a ‘LOW DIGIT RATIO’. And therefore there appears to be spectacular ‘triple-link’ between: (1) left-handedness, (2) ‘LOW DIGIT RATIO’, and (3) the fact that so many US presidents are left-handed!!!
How to measure the ‘digit ratio’ of a hand?
The picture on right describes the key-elements: first you’ll need to identify the onset of both the index- and ring finger. Then you’ll have to measure the absolute length of these finger – the length from the onset to the tip of the finger. And finally you’ll need to do a calculation: the ratio between the length of both fingers!
READ FURTHER ABOUT DIGIT RATIO, HANDEDNESS & US PRESIDENTS HANDS:
November 11, 2008
Hand reader Valerija Brkljac reads hands in Milan
At her website Zampa.net Valerija Brkljac presents quite a lot of interesting hand-materials related to various international developments in the world (where she shows a clear interesting in politicians and people who have changed the world), including:
October 5, 2008
The hand of Barack Obama:
Palmist Gary Markwick was approached by a national newspaper last month to read a Hand Print of Democrat candidate Barack Obama during his UK visit.
|Gary Marwick says about Barack‘s hands: “It was really interesting. I knew it was a politician and I was told afterwards that it was a very accurate reading of him,” said Mr Markwick, who has also read the palms of celebrities, including the former Eastenders actress Gillian Taylforth and the television and radio broadcaster Phill Jupitus. In his reading of Obama’s palm, he stated: “He will take on a new project that will affect his life and the lives of others in a big way. His success will reach a peak around the age of 48.”
Marwick added: “The Middle East is showing up here. I feel they are going to be involved with this part of the world in the future.”
But palmistry is only one aspect of Gary Markwick’s grasp of the paranormal. Having studied reiki at Barnet College and wellness therapies in India, he is also a clairvoyant and holistic therapist. He believes the future of health lies in adapting psychic techniques to work alongside mainstream medicine.
As an expert in reiki, he says its healing principles can be adapted within hospitals and among nurses to improve patient care and promote a greater understanding and support for those in need. The technique is said to work by channelling energy into a patient through touch to activate the natural healing process within the body. “I want to help others to help themselves,” said the 56-year-old, who has been studying the skills for more than 20 years.
Gary Markwick admits that he always encounters sceptics, but argues his analysis and perceptions of events shows doubters there is scope for belief. “I say nothing at all to the sceptics,” he said. “I just give them the reading and look at their faces after, and their guard goes down. There is a delight in their face and a change in them. They often say ‘I didn’t believe in it but now I feel totally different,’” he added. “I am very practical. I don’t go off and try to spook them — I am trying to promote positivity in their lives through being a therapist.”