- Replace handrails and poles with touch-free areas in the middle of an aisle where passengers can lean.
- Add hand sanitizing stations at exits.
- Place disinfecting rings on poles.
- Develop signs that show which subway cars are less crowded.
This jacket is a germ shield on crowded transit
— By Tyler Falk on February 19, 2014, 10:05 AM PST
Are you sure "the nasty norovirus is especially fond of winter.", as nothing on the link says that other than statistically it is more common in the winter, as you catch it from contaminated food, water, surfaces touched, with prevention being common sense hand-washing, personal hygeine and an adherence to basic food hygeine. Perhaps the envoronmental conditions, heating, clothing etc allow it to increase, rather than anything else, and yearly/new strain variations too.
From the CDC link - "You can get norovirus illness at any time during the year. But, it is
most common in the winter. Also, there can be 50% more norovirus illness
in years when there is a new strain of the virus going around." - Have you fallen into the correlation does not not imply causation problem, with your shallow analysis of the articles you have pinned together.
On to the jacket - "antimicrobial elbow patch to sneeze into." Eeww, I can't imagine anything more gross, or with the ability to on-spread the problem - Why not carry some tissues for the bin, and ensure you wash your hands properly !!