Your best friend, your wife, your brother, your husband, your mother.
Anyone could be a potential carrier.
Who might infect you? Don’t be caught off guard.
Educate yourself on the signs and symptoms:
Have you noticed fatigue, excess stress, or lack of interest in your immediate environment? Have you seen considerable articulation in the atlanto-occipital joint, as well as full extensions of extremities and trunk, in yourself or a loved one? If so you may already be a victim. Tempero-mandibular joint and tongue stretching is also a universally recognized symptom–Beware!
Neither blood nor airborne, the contagion is sightborne, infecting the brain directly upon observation. Aural transmission as well as heterospecific spreading has also been observed. A neuron located in the frontal cortex, the mirror-neuron, plays an important part in hijacking our ability for mind-frame recognition and causes a self-reinforcing feedback loop. This is how the contagion makes it’s living. Autistic children as well as peoples with diminished empathetic capacities are less susceptible to outbreaks.
High risk individuals are those closest to victims. Not only physically but emotionally. Kin and strong emotional connections between subjects, above any other demographic consideration, is the primary indicator of catching and spreading this contagion.
Entire families have been affected by a single outbreak in the household. So ask yourself: are you protected? Are your loved ones?
Remember, there is no known cure for this contagion, and once developed, it will be with you for the rest of your life. But with the right information and support, a victims quality of life rarely wanes.
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*My first draft involved plain information and research into yawning. But reading about it and typing it I found myself yawning constantly and uncontrollably, which was irritating. As such I tried to spare readers discomfort with this approach. My hypothesis is that although it is obvious what I was talking about because of the comic, it will result in fewer yawns. That is, fewer above and beyond normal.