Watch for Massive Flu outbreaks in ou...

Watch for Massive Flu outbreaks in our local schools

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Hmmmmm

Webster Springs, WV

#1 Jan 8, 2013
Although well intentioned, the new law regarding school-age children limited absences shows bad common sense judgment. Admittedly there are children whose parents do not care about their attending school regularly. but they are in the minority. However, many fall into the parents being way too busy with multiple jobs, stretched budgets, and under-insured. Children are constantly getting exposed to germs, and their hygiene is terrible. Now, we have a way too busy Mother trying to determine if the child's runny nose is an impending Flu or if the child can tough it out since he has already missed 4 days this year from poor immunity. Now comes the big flu season (last year was mild). Look for a massive outbreak , and then send a thank you note to the ones who came up with this no brainer. Sounds like a law they would have in Russia. Hmmmm
Hmmmmm

Webster Springs, WV

#2 Jan 8, 2013
Oh, and yes, teachers when you see that child with Asthma coughing his head off, just look at his record and you will see he is probably dangerously close to going over his absence limit. The Mother just does not have time nor money to take him to the Doc to "just get an excuse" when she knows his disease and knows a day of rest with his chronic meds will get him on the mend.
So just watch and take notes and get those lawmakers out when our children become the sacrifice for this no-brainer law. Let them brag again about how many parents they drug before the court as they did last year. Maybe they won't brag when they see the upcoming Flu breakout close the schools. It may make the 1918 Flu outbreak look mlike ugh "Childsplay." This is the best case seen lately of looking at a law without considering repercussions.
duh

Lewisburg, WV

#3 Jan 8, 2013
If parents would feed their children healthier food than chicken nuggets and Mountain Dew, immune systems might be strengthened and such ailments wouldn't pose as much of a threat.
jenny

Saint Albans, WV

#4 Jan 8, 2013
I so agree with u. My kids have missed 4 days do to illness. Ill see u in court if the get the flu.
true

Springfield, NJ

#5 Jan 8, 2013
And teach them to wash their hands
Hmmmmm

Webster Springs, WV

#6 Jan 8, 2013
duh wrote:
If parents would feed their children healthier food than chicken nuggets and Mountain Dew, immune systems might be strengthened and such ailments wouldn't pose as much of a threat.
Duh, have you looked at the school lunch menu? Processed to death entrees.
jenny

Saint Albans, WV

#7 Jan 8, 2013
Hmmmmm wrote:
<quoted text>Duh, have you looked at the school lunch menu? Processed to death entrees.
The school lunches are so gross!!! Why would they feed the kids something they wouldn't eat. I think the board should have breakfast and lunch at one of the schools for a week. They might change their minds.
Hmmmmm

Bluefield, WV

#8 Jan 9, 2013
The more the first lady speaks about healthy food for our children the worse the menus get. When i ask my son what he ate it is either Pizza, chicken nuggets, or some of that fast food frozen stuff I try to keep him away from. Whatever happened to those wonderful home cooked meals we used to have. m Remember the school rolls...so good.
Protect your child

Bluefield, WV

#9 Jan 11, 2013
better get those flu shots for the kids ....gonna be a bad year. Emergency rooms from the Rocky Mountains to New England are swamped
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#10 Jan 11, 2013
Hmmmmm wrote:
The more the first lady speaks about healthy food for our children the worse the menus get. When i ask my son what he ate it is either Pizza, chicken nuggets, or some of that fast food frozen stuff I try to keep him away from. Whatever happened to those wonderful home cooked meals we used to have. m Remember the school rolls...so good.
Many many years ago the government subsidized the school lunch program by giving basic food products from the commodity program to the schools. Real butter,peanut butter,cooking oil,rice,corn meal,flour,cheese all types of vegatables,canned chicken and roast beef and gravy. Then the milk was subsidized too so we only paid one half the cost. In the late fifties,lunch was 25c and milk was 3c. Everyone still has memories of the "lunchroom ladies" that all looked alike in their white uniforms and shoes and those gosh awful fish net sized hair nets. We didn't think the meals were so great back then but looking back,they were filling and kept you over until "supper".
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#11 Jan 11, 2013
true wrote:
And teach them to wash their hands
AMEN!!!! Kids come to school with dirty greasy hands and never wash them all day even after going to the bathroom. In my elementary school there was a sink in the back of every room where we had to wash our hands before we lined up to go to the lunchroom. No one bothers anymore.
Ponder

Ardsley, NY

#12 Jan 11, 2013
I think if you check the surrounding counties you will find Mercer to be the only county with this policy, they had to do something, due to the rate the children were missing, the number were crazy. We all had to pay the price for the ones not going. I'm unsure if you all are aware of what trash this county consists of, not all are, but more so than not, moms and dads are pill pushers who could care less, these kids go to school stinking, dirty and are some of the rudest kids you would ever want to meet, it's not their fault, they learned it somewhere, or someone didn't care enough to teach them different, so who is supposed to teach them how to prevent the flu, and colds.
Hmm

Bluefield, WV

#13 Jan 12, 2013
Ponder wrote:
I think if you check the surrounding counties you will find Mercer to be the only county with this policy, they had to do something, due to the rate the children were missing, the number were crazy. We all had to pay the price for the ones not going. I'm unsure if you all are aware of what trash this county consists of, not all are, but more so than not, moms and dads are pill pushers who could care less, these kids go to school stinking, dirty and are some of the rudest kids you would ever want to meet, it's not their fault, they learned it somewhere, or someone didn't care enough to teach them different, so who is supposed to teach them how to prevent the flu, and colds.
Yes, but our children must pay the price for the dim-witted politicians who want to just make upm a law without regard to consequence.
This is my least favorite law, as it assumes that policians know more than a parent feeling of a child's fevered brow. I love WV, but I hate stupid laws. This flu outbreak consequence canmjust rest on the lawmakers shoulders. Kids are being sent under conditions with symptoms...the perfect storm...a big flu outbreak and a ding bat law.

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