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Old 04-27-2009, 07:31 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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The TAKS test is this week--Tuesday and Weds. for 6th graders--no way will NISD shut down.
SCUCISD did not have much of a choice in this matter. The Texas Department of State Health Services shut us down. As it says on our web site, we are following the lead of the Health Services department in this matter.
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:47 AM
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SCUCISD did not have much of a choice in this matter. The Texas Department of State Health Services shut us down. As it says on our web site, we are following the lead of the Health Services department in this matter.
I understand.....I was trying to say the TAKS test reigns over all in NISD.....CDC and WHO be damned. I trust they will make a good decision if faced with it, though. My bad....
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:04 AM
 
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Isn't this just a regular flu that can be treated with typical flu medicine? The only big thing is there isn't a vaccine.

Is the media just (like always) blowing this out of proportion?

The country has declared a public health emergency. If you want to accuse someone of blowing it out of proportion, don't look at the media. They are reporting what's happening.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:11 AM
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Location: Ohio
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The country has declared a public health emergency. If you want to accuse someone of blowing it out of proportion, don't look at the media. They are reporting what's happening.
Most media is doing what you describe. Some media seem to like to sow fear and uncertainty by jumping ahead to discussing worst case scenarios. So far, I agree with you that the local media isn't indulging in that kind of sensationalism. But I'm annoyed at some of the histrionics I've seen in swine flu coverage on national media and heard on talk radio.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:12 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Man, this Swine Flu is nothing new!

It's been around since the 70's... Just more smoke & mirrors from the media...

Get over it...
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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you have a much better chance of being killed by a drunk driver in SA today. I wish people would put 1% of the effort they're wasting on this swine flu thing into something that actually matters..
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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so does the influenza vaccination protect you from the swine flu?
The CDC director on the news this morning said it did not.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:48 AM
 
Location: san antonio/potranco area
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The CDC director on the news this morning said it did not.
thank you for the reply
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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Man, this Swine Flu is nothing new!

It's been around since the 70's... Just more smoke & mirrors from the media...

Get over it...
The difference is that swine flu that is transmitted to humans is usually not a strain that passes very easily human-to-human. This mutation does, and has caused deaths in Mexico of individuals who aren't the typical "infant and elderly" high risk. CDC is investigating to determine why the deaths - it could be other circumstances that play into it - but until they know it's important to reduce the spread.

It's also important not to panic -- this isn't the end of the world, it's just good to stay smart about it. "Pandemic" sounds scary, but just means that the disease could spread worldwide. The yearly outbreak of regular influenza and colds can do the same - they just aren't dangerous besides the usual symptoms.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:58 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Swine Flu: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Outbreak (http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20090427/hl_time/08599189402900 - broken link)

Cheers! M2
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