600+ Schools Closed Because of Swine Flu

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    Swine flu closes more than 600 schools in U.S. - Swine flu- msnbc.com


     
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    It moves so fast, I'm not sure it will make any difference. That's what they told us, anyway.

    They had to shut down a local hospital here a couple of weeks ago because they were full to capacity..they couldn't take in any more patients.
     
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    School kids aren't that stupid. Some hot water on your face, poke your finger down yer troat. Instant symptoms. SCHOOL'S OUT!
     
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    6 confirmed cases in my school as of yesterday. The stupid local paper printed 150 last Thursday and parents have been keeping their kids home. I believe if we have a certain percentage absent (20%/) we will have to close. Free vaccines are being offered on tomorrow. I guarantee only a handful of kids will have their permission slips signed.

    I'm not too worried. But then again I don't know squat sometimes. :confused:
     
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    There is a bit of hysteria and more than a bit of taking advantage to get out of school.

    That was to be expected.

    Give it a few more weeks folks - this silly swine flu trip is almost done...
     
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    I once held the thermometer to a light bulb so my mom would think I was sick enough to stay home.
     
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    Folks, Sinatra has spoken!

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    All those dead kids must be REALLY pulling that act well to keep up the Swine Flu Hysteria. Hell, a new one joined their ranks in the facade of course just recently in my state. 12 years old.

    You sicken me, very much
     
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    Mrs Zulu said: "You get right back into bed, Echo! You won't be going to school with a 126 degree fever!"
     
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    They don't test them unless they go to the hospital, folks. So though there are only 9 or however CONFIRMED cases, that just means that out of an unknown number of cases, 9 were sick enough to go to the hospital.

    That doesn't reassure me, let me tell you.
     

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