No Shyat, Sherlock

I have been talking about common sense regarding the "Swine"/H1N1 virus for days now. Like I have said before, 36,000 people die each year in the U.S. and they don't close schools for weeks on end. But what do I know. Obviously, the CDC finally updated their "guidance" with some common damn sense. I've added my comments for effect...

Update on (H1N1) Virus

Parents and Guardians,

At 2:00pm today, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention provided updated guidance for schools and childcare facilities regarding the prevention of the spread of the H1N1 flu virus.

Most U.S. cases of the H1N1 flu have been comparable to seasonal influenza. [GTFOOH! Really, NO SYAT!]

At this time, CDC recommends the primary means to reduce spread of influenza in schools focus on early identification of ill students and staff, staying home when ill, and good cough and hand hygiene etiquette. [ie. Wipe your hind parts = wash you damn hands, Do something nasty with your hands = wash your damn hands; SERIOUSLY] Decisions about school closure should be at the discretion of local authorities based on local considerations, including public concern and the impact of school absenteeism and staffing shortages.


School closure is not advised for a suspected or confirmed case of H1N1 flu and, in general, is not advised unless the amount of absenteeism interferes with the school’s ability to function.
Schools that were closed based on previous interim CDC guidance related to this outbreak may reopen. [That's right, get yo azz back to work and in school.]

Students, faculty or staff with influenza-like illness (fever with a cough or sore throat) should stay home and not attend school or go into the community except to seek medical care for at least 7 days even if symptoms resolve sooner. [NO SHYAT, SHERLOCK]

Students, faculty and staff who are still sick 7 days after they become ill should continue to stay home from school until at least 24 hours after symptoms have resolved. [Like, DUH]

Students, faculty and staff who appear to have an influenza-like illness at arrival or become ill during the school day should be isolated promptly in a room separate from other students and sent home. [Good friggin idea, huh. Might should be standard operating procedure. I'm just saying.]

Parents and guardians should monitor their school-aged children, and faculty and staff should self-monitor every morning for symptoms of influenza-like illness. [Really?]

Ill students should not attend alternative childcare or congregate in settings other than school.
[You mean I gotta care for my OWN children when sick? WTF? Isn't that why I pay those child care people. DA HELL was I thinking.]

Schools can help serve as a focus for educational activities [ CAN HELP? WTF. Isn't educational activities their primary friggin purpose. SERIOUSLY] aimed at promoting ways to reduce the spread of influenza, including hand hygiene and cough etiquette. [ie. Wipe your hind parts = wash you damn hands, Do something nasty with your hands = wash your damn hands; SERIOUSLY]

Students, faculty and staff should continue to follow good hygiene etiquette to prevent the spread of colds and other communicable diseases. [One last time, NO SHAYT!]

CDC and local and state health officials will continue to closely monitor the severity and spread of the H1N1 influenza.

I'm just saying....