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Old 10-04-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
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Anyone here pull their children out of school?



Just wondering if anyone has pulled their kid(s) out of school for the time-being,

My son recently got infected with a flu (at school) and spread to my wife and I... I heard a lot of reports on the news (especially in my area) of stoney creek, that there were a few H1N1 outbreaks in the catholic schools.. and a lot of absent children.

He is better now, 100% health.. but we are debating whether or not sending him tomorrow.. I mean, its kindergarten for christsake.

am i being a paranoid parent? This H1N1 concerns me.. and I am a germ freak that carries bottles of Spectrum handwash in my pocket everywhere we go..

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Old 10-04-2009, 08:17 PM   #2
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I am a germ freak that carries bottles of Spectrum handwash in my pocket everywhere we go..
We have an immune system for a reason....
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:34 PM   #3
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We have an immune system for a reason....
I realize that smart ass, but there is nothing wrong with protecting/preventing yourself from a cold or flu, after touching things in public places.

I hope you wash your hands before you eat?
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:45 PM   #4
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We have an immune system for a reason....
exactly.. why are parents all overly hygenic now a days, kids arent developing their immune systems. now kids all have asthsma and alergies to shit we never had. i dont remember anyone in my school having alergies to peanuts and shit. or needing inhailers etc.
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:52 PM   #5
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We have an immune system for a reason....
+1... ever wonder why germophobes always seem to be the ones feeling under the weather? It's all about antibodies. I work a dirty job and although there might be some long-term health implications, I rarely get sick with a flu even when those around me are infected. Your immune system needs a workout as much as any other part of your body. I'm not saying people should go wipe their asses with their bare hands or take unnecessary risks, but a little dirt ain't gonna hurt. I've read in the paper about studies where they've found that kids who ate their boogers tend to get sick less, lol (I've never done that, FTR).
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I hope you wash your hands before you eat?
I'll be honest... Not always.... Not sure what you're trying to get at. Not washing your hands before you eat doesn't mean you're gonna get sick.
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exactly.. why are parents all overly hygenic now a days, kids arent developing their immune systems. now kids all have asthsma and alergies to shit we never had. i dont remember anyone in my school having alergies to peanuts and shit. or needing inhailers etc.
Exactly right, the human immune system needs to be challenged to function.
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:55 PM   #8
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that hand wash shit is so stupid.

alcohol is one of the main ingredient in those purell gels, alcohol opens up your pores and the dirt soaks its self into the pores.

thus the dirt going no where, those hand wash stations are all over my school and retards think theyll help deter viruses and flus.
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:59 PM   #9
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exactly.. why are parents all overly hygenic now a days, kids arent developing their immune systems. now kids all have asthsma and alergies to shit we never had. i dont remember anyone in my school having alergies to peanuts and shit. or needing inhailers etc.
^ +1

kids build up immunity by getting exposed to stuff. people are too germ conscious these days
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+1... ever wonder why germophobes always seem to be the ones feeling under the weather? It's all about antibodies. I work a dirty job and although there might be some long-term health implications, I rarely get sick with a flu even when those around me are infected. Your immune system needs a workout as much as any other part of your body. I'm not saying people should go wipe their asses with their bare hands or take unnecessary risks, but a little dirt ain't gonna hurt. I've read in the paper about studies where they've found that kids who ate their boogers tend to get sick less, lol (I've never done that, FTR).


The reason why studies show that because humans have eaten their boogers and eaten their mucus for generations. If you dont spit every time you feel a bit of mucus going down your throat, what do you think youre doing? Those are boogers.

Why do kids get less sick? Well your boogers/mucus trap alot of bacteria. By eating them you expose yourself slightly to it. This builds an immune system.
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:18 PM   #11
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Good stuff here in the thread..

How about this damn H1N1? and schools being a highly potential breeding zone.
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:33 PM   #12
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Good stuff here in the thread..

How about this damn H1N1? and schools being a highly potential breeding zone.
It's another type of flu. Big deal. More people die every year from the common flu than they have from H1N1 to date. Don't be so uptight, Howie.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:28 AM   #13
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Good stuff here in the thread..

How about this damn H1N1? and schools being a highly potential breeding zone.
So are public washrooms .. grocery stores .. churches/temples .. restaurants.

You want to bolt down your doors and live in your basement for a couple of months go ahead but I think from what your getting from this thread is "get your kid to school"
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:30 AM   #14
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It's another type of flu. Big deal. More people die every year from the common flu than they have from H1N1 to date. Don't be so uptight, Howie.
+1... the flu is the flu. just because its a variant of what we are used to. as long as you have a regular immune system, you'll be stuck in bed for a week or less and then be fine.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:31 AM   #15
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Howie....hahaha...good one.
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Don't be so uptight, Howie.
To the OP - i think the media has made us hypersensitive to this. While battling a flu is never fun...there are far worse things to suffer through. Journalist never report on happy things - like that is a news bulletin in itself.

I have two young kids of my own attending day care and like yourself I'm also wondering how do I handle this H1N1 thing. My only thought is if your child is well again send them back to school. Just like how we had terrorists on airplanes flying into buildings...do we avoid flying and walking into tall buildings now? So likewise do we avoid sending our kids to school because it's breeding ground for germs?



hope that helps in your decision.
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