Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu in Madison probable: Madison schools closed till Monday

See here.

Wow, I never expected schools to shut down over an illness like this. The news today said 36,000 people in the US died in 2005 from the flu/pneumonia. A tiny fraction of that die in Mexico from this thing, and when it shows up we shut down all the schools in town? Curious.

Imagine a real pandemic where we're asked to stay in our homes for 3 weeks. Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to race to the store hoping there was food left to keep us going that long? =)
* Full disclosure: we'd be lucky to make it 3 months without access to a store! But we're working on it!

1 comment:

JJ said...

I so agree with you. Way to overreact. Maybe this is what happens when you actually have a pandemic plan--you find any excuse to use it.

Does anyone read this thing?

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