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  •  This is Bull-Where do kids go when school is out? (0+ / 0-)

    The SJ Merc News interviewed a bunch of kids from the closed schools in Santa Clara county last week, and guess what...they go to the MALL.

    Yep, that's a way of eliminating the spread of disease. Send all the kids to circulate with the general population.

    This including some schools that were closed not because they even had kids with suspected swine flu, but because the schools were near other schools that had suspected cases.

    H1N1 is so overhyped, nobody's making rational decisions here. In the meantime, genuine public health problems continue to get short shrift (the rise in infant mortality, the millions who are now out of health insurance because of the recession, poisoned water and air, etc etc).

    And in this case -- TDK making things worse by joining in the hysteria.

    Some people are intolerant, and I CAN'T STAND people like that. -- Tom Lehrer

    by TheCrank on Sun May 03, 2009 at 01:09:02 PM PDT

    •  perfect name, Crank (2+ / 0-)
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      CalifSherry, Abra Crabcakeya

      "Where do kids go when school is out?"

      You'd best be working that out, pal. Because, as has been demonstrated, schools WILL close. Hopefully, no more than they have to. In a more severe scenario, every school in the state would close when there's need.

      Now, what will happen in the next week is that the need to do so IN THIS CASE will be re-evaluated, and my best guess is that the advice from CDC will change to match the situation. It's interim advice, and meant as such, subject to change.

      Now, you may have meant that school closure more than just an inconvenience to you, but it didn't come out that way. And there is nothing stupider than people railing about hysteria when there isn't any.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sun May 03, 2009 at 01:25:51 PM PDT

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    •  oh, and this bit (2+ / 0-)
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      CalifSherry, Abra Crabcakeya

      "H1N1 is so overhyped, nobody's making rational decisions here" is demonstrably false.

      You may not like the decision.
      You make think it is poorly implemented.
      You may think you are uninformed about the rationale.

      But there's nothing panicky about it. it's just a decision you don't agree with, and true to your name, you have to call everyone else who disagrees with you names.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sun May 03, 2009 at 01:28:02 PM PDT

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