OFF THE CUFF Writing
A bit of history…Gesundheit! Why say “God Bless You” after a sneeze?
National Geographic explains this upon a Roman plague in AD 590.
During this pandemic Pope Gregory urged for divine intervention asking everyone to bless a person immediately after sneezing. Saying “God Bless You” was a sign thought to ward off getting sick with the plague. The rest is history.
So, may “God Bless You” each and every time you sneeze.