If you’ve seen that classic episode of Seinfeld, “The Implant,” where George Costanza double-dips a chip at a wake, maybe you’ve wondered if double-dipping is really like “putting your whole mouth right in the dip!”
What if the second dip is performed with the not bitten end of the chip/cracker/vegetable/etc? I admit – I’d been blasé about double dipping until reading the article. I’m not typically getting sick like some I know, but that doesn’t mean I’m not an asymptomatic carrier.
The article focuses on various catchy/alarming viruses. It mentions but largely dances around being an asymptomatic carrier. A la Typhoid Mary, the most notorious case of an asymptomatic carrier. Her story is rather sad – she continued to get jobs in kitchens because it paid better than other options.