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  •  I was livid that the school refused to shut down. (1+ / 0-)
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    marykk

    Long story...don't get me started!

    "Women shouldn't be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of women." droogie6655321

    by earicicle on Sat Jan 09, 2010 at 09:12:57 AM PST

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    •  I feel your pain (2+ / 0-)
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      texasmom, earicicle

      In a perfect world,  everyone would follow the recommendations to stay home for 24 hours after the fever disappears, but many do not. My brother-in-law was so concerned about his son getting a perfect attendance award that he sent him back to school even though he still had a fever, therby exposing his classmates and teachers. Sigh.

      Good thing we've still got politics in Texas -- finest form of free entertainment ever invented.- Molly Ivins

      by loblolly on Sat Jan 09, 2010 at 09:29:55 AM PST

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      •  And of course, when you get the flu, you're (1+ / 0-)
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        contagious BEFORE you're symptomatic. With that many kids out, seemingly "healthy" kids were certainly bringing the virus back into the school from their sick siblings at home. I guess, on the up side, the school should do relatively well when the flu peaks next, since so many of the kids have already had it. And it did motivate my nephew's intensely needle-phobic older brother (off in college) into the nurse's office for both flu vaccines: the seasonal shot and the H1N1 nasal version.

        "Women shouldn't be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of women." droogie6655321

        by earicicle on Sat Jan 09, 2010 at 10:09:40 AM PST

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        •  Good point (1+ / 0-)
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          Kids can be contagious before symptoms develop, but  as soon as  parents know their child is sick, especially with H1N1 , they should keep them home until 24 hours after the fever is gone to keep from infecting others. One reason I decided to retire from teaching was being immune compromised and being constantly exposed to infections. At least I never had anyone throw up on my desk as happened to one of my friends!

          Good thing we've still got politics in Texas -- finest form of free entertainment ever invented.- Molly Ivins

          by loblolly on Sat Jan 09, 2010 at 10:44:31 AM PST

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