A video from Yahoo featuring children discussing the “cooties” epidemic.
Once a term suggesting head lice, the word cooties now connotes a much more socially hazardous condition for schoolchildren on playgrounds around the nation. While the “circle, circle, dot, dot” immunization can combat the infection, the fact remains that not enough children are taking this precaution. As this moving video from Yahoo Video reveals, “cooties” is a playground epidemic that needs to be addressed. Listen to the voices of those affected in this video, which won a Yahoo Video Award in 2008 for Best Comedy.