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View Diary: H1N1: Why Do Schools Close, And When Do They Open? (249 comments)

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  •  I see a measured response (4+ / 0-)

    What I see coming from the Obama administration is calm and competence.  Decisions are being made on the basis of science.  Media reaction, for sure, is across the board from cynicism to sensationalism.  My own state and local governments as well as the federal administration is performing quite well as far as I can see.  Preparations are being made.  That makes sense to me.  Every year I see my state of Florida's response to urricanes and I'm reassured by its competence.  Most times the  preparations aren't needed but when it is, it generally works.  I spent a few minutes in my classroom this week calming student fears and dispelling rumors with facts and science.  I see the Obama administration doing the same things.

    Always grateful to wake up alive.

    by Subo03 on Sun May 03, 2009 at 09:18:28 AM PDT

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    •  yes, I was pleased to hear (1+ / 0-)
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      Obama say, essentially, "calm down folks, this is really nothing compared to the seasonal flu we experience, well, every year" . . .

      Worth note in that regard is that we don't have widespread school closures every year . . .

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