Twitter Users Have a Field Day With CDC Graphic About the Dangers of Swimming With Diarrhea
One of our favorite ways to relax and cool down on a hot summer day is to enjoy a dip a swimming pool. Wether you like to swim laps, do a cannonball, toss around a water balloon or go down a pool slide, one thing is definitely true – you don’t want to go in the pool if you have diarrhea.
While most of us have been more familiar than ever with the CDC over the past year due to the pandemic, the CDC does more than inform us about whether or not it’s necessary to wear a face mask and keep 6 feet apart from people who are not part of our household. At this moment in time, as life gets back to normal, the CDC wants to warn us about the dangers of diarrhea and swimming pools.
In order to get their message across, the CDC created an info graphic where happy children and a dad are in a swimming pool. Then a smiling little girl comes down the pool slide, but wait, what’s that on the slide behind her? See this info graphic for yourself below.
Don’t swim or let your kids swim if sick with diarrhea. One person with diarrhea can contaminate the entire pool. Learn more ways to keep you and those you care about healthy. #HealthySwimming https://t.co/3ogS3ZlQX6 pic.twitter.com/lbN6uvvufu
— CDC (@CDCgov) July 1, 2021
Many people on Twitter find this graphic amusing. Some because surely we all know not to go in the pool if we have diarrhea, but then again, did we all really know how to wash our hands correctly before the pandemic?
It says a lot about our country that this needs to be said. . .
— Tatsu-sama?CaribbeanDragon???? (@BlackDragonKrew) July 1, 2021
Is this a joke??? Who doesn’t know this? Believe it or not we are not that stupid…. or are we? ??♀️
— Lane Adams (@LaneAdams2) July 4, 2021
Oh my God LOL! You guys really had a #GraphicDesigner animate a little girl coming down the slide with #diarrhea?This advice is very strange. I had the common-sense at Age 4 not to go in the water if I was feeling sick… I mean…How much did this #cost?
— Victor Alonso-Boshuizen (@vittorpia) July 4, 2021
does this happen so often that you needed to warn us!? the graphic was not needed. if they’re using twitter, it’s because they can read.
— James Asher (@thejamesasher) July 4, 2021
One Twitter user pointed out another quite unexpected graphic that’s apparently on the CDC website about the dangers of swimming with diarrhea. In this case, a little girl is sitting inside a toilet.
But wait!!! This gem is what appears as the follow up on the CDC webpage…lmao… pic.twitter.com/FuuDuUZSrX
— Patti Ryan (@StrepGal) July 4, 2021
I am just so glad to have a good excuse not to go to the pool. Instead of telling people I feel self-conscious in a swimsuit I can just tell them I have active diarrhea!
— Colette Saucier⚜️ (@Colette_Saucier) July 3, 2021
Do you think it was necessary for the CDC to create a graphic to explain why we shouldn’t go in a swimming pool if we have diarrhea?