Swine Flu: A 3rd Probable Case In Con...

Swine Flu: A 3rd Probable Case In Connecticut

There are 49 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Apr 30, 2009, titled Swine Flu: A 3rd Probable Case In Connecticut. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Wednesday brought a warning from federal officials that new cases of swine flu could be more severe than the dozens already spread across the country.

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Miss Anthropic

Manchester, CT

#41 May 1, 2009
Matt wrote:
Are there still people who think border control isn't a problem?
I was amazed when people asked "how did it spread so quickly from mexico?"
All you have to do is ask yourself, where do Mexicans go?
Across the border, illegally, by the thousands.
Good job, America.
It spread so quickly from Mexico due to travel to Mexico by Americans. For example, the outbreak in the NYC school (so far the largest confirmed cluster in the US) was due to kids on spring break bringing back a little souvenir for everyone.

Ridgefield, CT

#42 May 1, 2009
MOM wrote:
its absolutely stupid that they do not shut down the entire school district in that area rather than the single isolated school! as if these children do not have siblings or outside contacts. they say they are taking extra precautions and yet you would think that would be a huge step to squashing it! In addition people need to be courteous and think about other people. stay home, dont go out, dont arrange play dates just because there is no school! you child could have had more exposure to the affected child or person than the other child! Dont just say your taking the actions, Take them!
I agree with you on that. And as of this morning, the results of the test for the chid in Granby were still not confirmed.

Salem, CT

#43 May 6, 2009
Not being too specific but I live near Vernon..
I don't want our school shut down.

I am under 18, just so you know, but this is kinda shocking.

Granby, CT

#44 May 6, 2009
Cassandra wrote:
Not being too specific but I live near Vernon..
I don't want our school shut down.
I am under 18, just so you know, but this is kinda shocking.
i personally have a son with immune deficiencies and for me you cannot be too safe. the cdc has economy and politics and all of it riding on its calls not my child's well being, which is fine, so this is where i step in as a mother and chose to keep my kids out anyways. id much rather be safe than sorry, especially when we are talking about my child's life. not to mention they put up red flags and then called retreat pretty quickly which makes me skeptical, personally i think there is going to be a large amount of regret in coming months. i am not going to be looking at what coulda shoulda because i have nothing to loose but what a month of school and some social time? its worth it to me. I know not everyone seconds this feeling and i totally understand that side too. but on this side i would like to be protected some. I did some reading on flu virus's they procreate every 8 hours there for are changing constantly, hence they are unable to track its path and to say wether it will be better or worse, well i say why wait.

“US Elects Fake”

Since: Aug 07

East of the River

#45 May 6, 2009
According to the Census bureau, CT population is approximately 3,500,000. This story claims 3 "probable" cases.

Hmmm. This must be the end of the world. Pass the hemlock.

I want to say that there couldn't possibly be any more sensationalism added to this pig flu story, but if I did I would be wrong.

Keep feeding the sheep.

Granby, CT

#46 May 6, 2009
actually its 4 confirmed and 11 probable but its easy to shoe fly when its not your kid and to what extent your uncertain. trust me, i was there til it hit our state my town then i was singing a different tune and even more so when it hit my sons school directly.

Colchester, CT

#47 May 6, 2009
GRP wrote:
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These will be the same parents who scream and threaten to sue if their little angel contracts it and the schools DID NOT shut down to clean.
Well, I just read that now they've changed the procedure. Schools will no longer be required to close if there is a case of N1-H1 at a school. They will require the sick child to be kept at home until the kid's symptoms clear up.


#48 May 6, 2009
more people have died from getting hit by lightening in the past two weeks than from the swine flu.

overblown ? ya think !!
j q public

Chicago, IL

#49 May 6, 2009
Ok, enough with the overeacting bulls--t by all those governing and the lemming masses. Damn fools! When you don't feel good, stay the f--k home. That goes for sending your sick kids to school too.

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