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March 18, 2020

“Please Don’t Kiss Me!” – Moms Asking People Not to Kiss Their Babies to Avoid Catching the Flu in the 1930s

When we see a cute baby, some of us get a sudden urge to take a closer look and even reach in and give them a kiss. However, back in the 1930s, that kissing-urge led to the spread of the flu. Parents went so far as to place a warning sign on their adorable kids that read: “Flu Precaution Please Don’t Kiss Me.”

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