May 1, 2009

400 Schools, 245,000 Students

Is this really necessary?  From all accounts, this new flu seems to affect people less than the old flu.

The government issued new guidance for schools with confirmed cases, saying they should close for at least 14 days because children can be contagious for seven to 10 days from when they get sick. That means parents can expect to have children at home for longer than previously thought.

The Education Department said that more than 400 schools had closed, affecting about 245,000 children in 18 states. That was about 100 more schools reported closed than reported on Thursday.

Have we become so afraid of illness that all must stop, everyone must hide at home for fear of the earps?

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