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More on the Swine Flu



May 06, 2009 – Comments (2)

I posted earlier on the swine flu and my concerns that come because I am an educator and disease is simply spread faster through children than adults because of their behaviour, not washing hands as frequently, and simply touching everything all the time.

This story is interesting in how schools are being closed in response.   Additionally, there is the one school that 25-30% of the kids stayed home.  Are they sick or are the parents worried about sending them to school?  I do know that prior to the fears about this flu that I have seen schools with 25-30% of students absent because of colds and flus.

I don't have a link, but one of the articles that I read on it was saying that the flu is showing up in clusters around schools and in people under 16.

So now add in that in order to balance school budgets janitorial services to schools have been cut to bare bones.  All surfaces that kids touch should be washed daily, and that includes all door handles, light switches and desk tops, but I bet the desk tops are washed as infrequently as once per month and once every week or two is probably fairly standard.


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#1) On May 07, 2009 at 12:03 AM, MikeMark (28.83) wrote:

A Doctor's thoughts on swine flu:


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#2) On May 08, 2009 at 11:09 PM, camistocks (67.03) wrote:

dwot, not only do kids touch everything all the time, they also like to put their fingers in their mouth afterwards.

But hey it lools like the Swineflu is no more dangerous than the normal flu. The media likes to exaggerate the negative news...

So act as if you would protect yourself and your pupils from the normal flu. Hey, teach them to wash their hands regularly and not always put their fingers in their mouths. Maybe also regular tooth  brushing? Who knows how those kids have been educated...

BTW two times per day is enough if you brush your teath for 3 minutes or so. "Brush" btw means only "caress" your teeth with a smooth toothbrush, not maltreat them whith a hard brush and a brutal technique...

Also, I don't know if you have those semi yoghurts like LC1, Activia... Semi because they contain a special bacteria that will improve your digestion and also your imune system.

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