Thursday, July 30, 2009

Senate to Close Due to Swine Flu?

Special health protections for U.S. senators that don't apply to your children? You don't have to wait until Congress passes Gov't Care.

RedState is reporting that the entire Senate complex may be closing on Friday because one (1) Senate page came down with swine flu.

You might recall that, back in May, the Center for Disease Control recommended that schools with students infected with swine flu stay open, unless the number of sick kids and teachers becomes so high that staying open is impossible. Just about 6 weeks ago, Philadelphia parents were told not to "overreact" to swine flu in the school system by keeping their children home. From the Philadelphia Daily News:
[City Health Commissioner Donald F. Schwarz] said that because the virus is spread through coughing and sneezing and not from environmental surfaces, shutting down schools for thorough cleanings is unnecessary. Instead, he said, the district is encouraging availability of hand-sanitizers and tissues, and cleaning schools as usual.


He added that if certain symptoms, including fever and coughing, are found present in a student by a school nurse, the student will be sent home. *

Instead of sending one sick page home, the Senate is considering sending everyone home. It's comforting to know that we are all equal under the law, except for those who are more equal.

We shouldn't complain, of course. The real danger to Americans comes when the Senate is in session.


1 comment:

  1. I really don't think it's nice of them to tease us with all this talk of a closure. Now I'll be crushed if it doesn't happen.