'Probable' Swine Flu Case Keeps Granby School Closed
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#1 May 4, 2009
what a bunch of morons....
do we close schools for the cold and flu over the winter?
do we close schools when kids come home with head lice?
what a bunch of silly fear mongerers!
#2 May 4, 2009
AS I SEE IT ---- Mike "Mainer Mike" Brown.
Although I doubt closing down a school is going to make much difference, imagine the outrage if they failed to close it?!
#3 May 4, 2009
the outrage is that we have become a nation of namby-pambies who look for things to be outraged about, and settle for whatever the media tells us to be outraged against.
children NEED to be exposed to germs to make them healthy adults.
no exposure = no immunity.
#4 May 5, 2009
The Granby situation could clearly have been better handled. It didn't help that the CDC or local health officials constantly changed their advice on what to do. A mild case of H1N1 was blown completely out of proportion to the risk involved and some residents took the opportunity to panic and spread fear.
It's important to remember that there is a helpless family in the middle of this mess that have done nothing wrong.
I hope the superintendent and local health officials are re-thinking their plans on how to deal with health concerns without fueling widespread panic and fear.
#5 May 5, 2009
. Hind sight is 20/20 and it's easy to say people are making a mountain out of a mole hill but the flip side is being completely ignorant that even the flu virus could wipe us out very easily. I always wonder why people get so opinionated about things that they clearly are not experts on. I commend the schools that are following guidelines. Maybe the flu will not end up being a big deal, but until I know for sure, I'll be very happy if my children's school follows the orders of the real health experts.
#6 May 8, 2009
And when are the kids going to make up the days? The nation is over reacting to this flu. The schools do not need to be closed. If someone has an issue let them decide to keep their child home but don't make the decision for everyone. Kids aren't in school long enough as it is, education is the key to the future.
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