Flu in the neighborhood (A ticked off update!)

Posted on Friday 1 May 2009

Okay.  I’m getting angry now.  Update here

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From KatyISD, just now:

Katy ISD received notification today from the Fort Bend County Department of Health & Human Services (FBCHHS) of a “highly probable” case of the H1N1 (swine flu) virus at Beckendorff Junior High. The FBCHHS, which serves as the lead authority in determining whether or not a school should be closed and for how long, has determined that Beckendorff will be closed for all of next week and will reopen on May 11.

Adorable Child — remember to wash your hands, please.

**gulp**

Full update / announcement here.

5 Comments for 'Flu in the neighborhood (A ticked off update!)'

  1.  
    The Master
    May 1, 2009 | 4:42 pm
     

    Polimom,

    Sigh. Sounds like it’s time to evacuate Katy, then . . . . Run! Run!

    Really. The hysteria around this flu virus is just over the top. Are there no adults in charge of anything anymore?

  2.  
    uknow
    May 1, 2009 | 5:11 pm
     

    Thousands of people died every year in just the US alone of the standard flu. Can we get some perspective please?
    Wash your hands…..and people that means using soap! Can’t tell you how many people I see in the wash room wetting and drying there hands. What, are you all just trying to make a good medium for the bacteria? Warm and wet a germ’s paradise.

  3.  
    May 4, 2009 | 1:54 pm
     

    Now, now… deep breaths. (Just remember to use a surgical mask.)

    :-)

    ~EdT.

  4.  
    May 4, 2009 | 1:55 pm
     

    I’m looking for a photograph. Of a particular body part with flames shooting out of it. Maybe attached to a female sheep. So that I can deliver a message to certain folks without getting myself in trouble.

    I wonder if Photoshop can help me out here…

    ~EdT.

  5.  
    May 4, 2009 | 1:58 pm
     

    @The Master: it is entirely possibly that “the hysteria” will help keep this bug from spreading farther/faster than it has, thus saving our collective butts. I am totally OK with things like school closings etc.

    OTOH, some of the commentary directed at the presumed origin of this strain, and its citizenry, is simply irresponsible. Which is the point I think Polimom is trying to make.

    ~EdT.

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