Slidell ISD is closed until May 11th.
We are doomedProof?Not the pig virusOur response to same.
653 i don't understand please explain
My prophesy is coming to pass.
Jarhead, if you are a prophet, could you please prophesy a blessing instead of a curse?
6:53 meant that we are not doomed by the swine flu, but by our response to it.Henny Penny
If all UIL events are cancelled, shouldn't little league events be cancelled also? The same kids are being affected both ways! The health of the kids should be first priority! There is little league volleyball starting up with the first games on Saturday! The lady who is running the league seems like she doesn't even care about the possible epidemic happening!
We have softball games Friday night.......should that be cancelled too????
I wish I was back in school again so's I could have fun days off or somethin.
Watch - all but Decatur ISD will close. And Decatur will end up having the most cases. Just like the Ice Storms!!! Good job Mr. Superintendent! Put everyone at greater risk than needed.
7:49 Not the Supertendents call. Decision made by the CDC and the TEA. Better check your facts before you post!
Just heard on the news that the UIL has REVERSED itself and will NOW HOLD THE STATE MEETS as scheduled!!! Those IDIOTS in Austin are in a friggin' whirlwind all the time. How ridiculous for them to REVERSE this now!I guess they have decided, "Nevermind!" about this swine flu.
Hey, we have kids in Alvord who are cousins to kids in Slidell and Chico!! Better close down Alvord too!
Jeez 7:49, that was pretty harsh. I imagine that superintendents take their job pretty seriously, especially in a case like this. I don't think anyone wants to make a bad decision in this situation. Just by looking at the comments you can imagine the difficult situation school superintendents are in. Just reading this blog you can tell there is a real mix of the crowd that thinks this situation is just silly and then characters like you that are "betting" the supt. is going to make the wrong decision by putting everyone at greater risk.I am sure he won't be listening to you because the old saying "damned if you do, damned if you don't" never applied more as to this situation. By the way, I am in the silly crowd. I am amazed at all this silliness.
Since Cleburne and Ft.Worth Shut down yesterday till May, 11. Should'nt Chico and Slidell Shut down till May, 12? Makes Sense to me.Double Fake Pres. Obama.
DISCRIMINATION!!! INEQUALITY!! NOT FAIR that these schools that just "happen" to have sick swine kids get another spring break! If this is a threat for a pandemic, then why in the hell isn't TEA shutting down ALL schools? The ones who are shutting down will not have to make up the days missed. That is NOT fair to those who DO go the regular amount of days. SHUT DOWN THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS in the entire state if you REALLY want to be safe and protect the kids!!!! This "hear and there" crap is for the birds. ooops... I mean, for the pigs!
This whole thing is just stupid. It's the FLU! Let the sick kids stay home and let the healthy ones go to school. Good grief!
every time i read about the general public's reaction to the swine flu, all i can think is, "dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb."
From an email:- The virus is infectious for about 2 days prior to symptom onset- Virus sheds more than 7 days after symptom onset (possibly as long as 9 days) (this is unusual)- Since it is such a=2 0novel (new) virus, there is no "herd immunity," so the "attack rate" is very high. This is the percentage of people who come down with a virus if exposed. Almost everyone who is exposed to this virus will become infected, though not all will be symptomatc. That is much higher than seasonal flu, which averages 10-15%. The "clinical attack rate" may be around 40-50%. This is the number of people who show symptoms. This is a huge number. It is hard to convey the seriousness of this.- The virulence (deadliness) of this virus is as bad here as in Mexico , and there are folks on ventilators here in the US , right now. This has not been in the media, but a 23 month old near here is fighting for his life, and a pregnant woman just south of San Antonio is fighting for her life. In Mexico , these folks might have died already, but here in the US , folks are getting Tamiflu or Relenza quickly, and we have ready access to ventilators. What this means is that within a couple of weeks, regional hospitals will likely become overwhelmed.- Some of the kids with positive cases in Comal County had more than 70 contacts before diagnosis.- There are 10-25 times more actual cases (not "possible" cases -- actual), than what is being reported in the media. The way they fudge on reporting this is that it takes 3 days to get the confirmatory nod from the CDC on a given viral culture, but based on epidemiological grounds, we know that there are more than 10 cases for each20"confirmed" case right now.- During the night, we crossed the threshold for the definition of a WHO, Phase 6 global pandemic. This has not happened in any of our lifetimes so far. We are in uncharted territory.
please site a legitimate source 8:40. "from an email" could be legit or it simply could be the pig flu version of so many texts and emails that go out about other things that are not entirely accurate
Has anybody thought that god simply intends to mow down a bunch of people and solve that global warming thing for us. You know, mysterious ways, grand plan and all that biblical jazz.That's what I think.Or maybe this is just Darwin's revenge.
8:40----You're invited to my next party
all beer drinking has been steeped up till the kids go back to school.this pig fever is working in my favor
First we had bird flu. Then pig flu.When that aardvark flu comes around I'm leavin'
Preposterous Porcine Pandemic
It's a local decision, not TEA's decision. I hate it when people get all indignant while providing incorrect information. See the following webpage for the "facts." (Period inside quotes? I know it's right, but it looks stupid.)http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/swineflu/schclosings.html
Oh my Gawd...I just looked at my ass and I have a corkscrew tail starting to form.
TEA did not "reverse" itself. They have scheduled all events at much LATER than the original dates. I think the regional track meets are now scheduled beginning May 22, not as originally scheduled for next weekend.And it's my understanding that all Little League/Youth Association events in Bridgeport have been canceled through May 11th as well.
To anonymous 8:40...Perhaps, you should have posted the clarification Dr. Marcus Gitterles submitted after the response to the public "e-mail" you partially quoted.Dr. Gitterles' full e-mail along with his clarification can be viewed at this link.When are you people going to learn that much of the claptrap posted on the Interweb is nothing short of GARBAGE so long as there is not a link to the information you are being provided?
Ahem....Upon further investigation it has been disclosed much of what is being attributed to Dr. Marcus Gittrel and his "e-mail" is little more than an Urban Legend with a few facts tossed in with his overblown opinions..If you are interested in reading the retraction Dr. Marcus L. Gitterel provides on his website read the last two paragraphs of the entry.
The reaction to the pig flu is second in stupidity to the belief that Fiat is somehow the cure for Chrysler. How dead does a company have to be before taxpayers keep sinking money into it? As if, suddenly, now that FIAT is involved, people will start scrambling to buy a Chrysler. Instead, our lovely government actually believes the best way to trick people into buying turds is to coat the turds with puke.
ALL Wise County Softball games as well as practices will stop immediately and be postponed until at least May 11th as a precautionary measure to keep our kids healthy during the current swine flu outbreak.During an emergency board meeting called earlier tonight the Wise County Softball Board voted on the decision to be in compliance with the local school boards and UIL to immediately halt & postpone ALL of our practices & games until May 11th or until the CDC says that the swine flu is no longer a concern. These closures will impact our games with these towns & some of our teams directly so we felt we had to take immediate action to postpone our schedule into the summer months if necessary.
OH MY GOD! Before this is all over it could ravage the world not unlike the bird flu and kill TWO HUNDRED PEOPLE. The world only has 6 billion people we can't afford to have that happen again. AAAAAAAAAHHH!!!
12:37 i like those odds unless I am one of the two hundred
And I presume that if you and your familiy, 12:37, are part of those 200 deaths, it is all still alright? hmmmmmmmmmm..... maybe not?
Slidell & Chico have students who have tested positive for Type A flu, therefore they are closing campuses. DISD has two students who have tested positive for the same type of flu and they are not closing campuses. And the DISD letter didn't specify which campus the students were from, and I think parents need to know that since other school districts are closing based on the same situation. Just a thought......
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/02/health/02flu.html?ref=worldThe W.H.O. announced on Friday that the worldwide total for confirmed cases of the virus had risen to 331 cases, from 257 the day before. But no new countries were added to a list released on Thursday — Mexico, the United States, Canada, Spain, Britain, Germany, New Zealand, Israel, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Mexico has officially reported seven deaths from the virus to the W.H.O. and the United States has reported one, while no other countries have reported deaths, the international agency in Geneva said. Draw your own conclusions!!
Barry's aversion to all this pig flu business - wanna bet he'll be the first with a mask on at the office this morning?:-O
7:02, my child goes to Carson Elem in Decatur and came home yesterday with letters regarding the flu, one of which states that Carson is one of the campuses that are involved.
School Closings In Wise CountyWOW!I read in the Star Telegram that Fort Worth ISD is concerned about losing funding because their closure was not mandated by the CDC. I wonder if Slidell and Chico are in the same boat?
"12:37 i like those odds unless I am one of the two hundred""And I presume that if you and your familiy, 12:37, are part of those 200 deaths, it is all still alright? hmmmmmmmmmm..... maybe not?"Dingleberries: That's the nature of overwhelming odds such as these. Add some intelligence and at least a modicum of common sense and there is nothing to worry about. The fact that although there have been only 200 deaths doesn't even vindicate the billions of dollars it's cost the words economies to 'fight' the problem. These deaths have occurred in spite of the loss. And human patterns have not really been altered enough to substantially alter the progress of a virus anyway- just a lot of needless and costly disruption. As for my family? I have a little one but, she is well nourished, healthy and will be treated with the same sense of urgency as if I suspected a 'run of the mill flu' which is very serious in someone her age. She probably won't die but, if she dies there was nothing going to prevent it. People do die though, it's the strangest thing. 65,000 people die in the US per year of flu and related pneumnias. Read that again 65,000. As for the rest of us. We've all had the flu and lived so if we get the swine flu we'll live.You haven't died of the flu yet retards-- so you aren't going to die from this one.
Dr. Marcus Gitterle UPDATE...Dr. Gitterle has deleted the page with the retraction and his original e-mail and provided this page to explain his e-mail.
AMEN 9:19. Well said. Some people have NO sense of perspective. The numbers speak for themselves. Thousands every year, etc. Till this reaches the 36,000 deaths in 2008 from flu, it's no worse than last year. GET A GRIP, PEOPLE!!!
I bet mzchief is hawt
Tap the Brakes 11:02......
Lewisville ISD is closed until May 11.http://www.lisd.net/
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