Mary Thompson, manager of girls' elite youth basketball for Nike, regards one advisory about avoiding the swine flu virus by maintaining a distance from others of 3 to 6 feet as pretty implausible in her world.
"We're talking about kids breathing on each other, touching each other, touching their faces then touching basketballs, sitting by each other, sweating on each other," Thompson said. "You know girls. They'll put their fingers in each other's mouths. They'll do anything."