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The H1N1 flu virus could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths, mainly among children and young adults

Original post made by Concerned Parent, Mohr Elementary School, on Aug 24, 2009

What if anything is PUSD doing to educate about this potential Pandemic? I am concerned about a lack of any information coming from the schools so far as we send our kids off to school tomorrow.

I don't want to come off like a dooms day person or create fear, but this is becoming a global real concern.

This is a world wide situation and there is a mass mandatory vaccine program being put in place. Thoughts?

Report: Swine flu could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths
updated 2 hours, 46 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The H1N1 flu virus could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths, mainly among children and young adults, if it resurges this fall as expected, according to a report released Monday by a presidential advisory panel.

The H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu virus, could infect between 30 percent and 50 percent of the American population during the fall and winter and lead to as many as 1.8 million U.S. hospital admissions, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology reported.

The report says 30,000 to 90,000 deaths are projected as part of a "plausible scenario" involving large outbreaks at schools, inadequate antiviral supplies and the virus peaking before vaccinations have time to be effective.

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Swine flu goes to college
updated 6:49 p.m. EDT, Mon August 24, 2009
By Tom Watkins
CNN

(CNN) -- Classes resumed last Thursday at the University of Kansas at Lawrence, and by Monday 47 students had swine flu, a college official said.

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Posted by Concerned Parent
a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Aug 24, 2009 at 11:20 pm

And I have concerns about the Vaccinations. Three vaccinations are being proposed as a mandatory program. The H1N1 is still is testing stages and there are no long term studies in regard to safety.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 25, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Where can I sign up to GIVE THE SHOTS? I"M BACK! BOO...


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Posted by Still waiting
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 25, 2009 at 1:52 pm

"What if anything is PUSD doing to educate about this potential Pandemic? I am concerned about a lack of any information coming from the schools so far as we send our kids off to school tomorrow."

As PUSD just terminated 1/3 of their administrators and eliminated most of their Public Information Officer position, I would expect services such as pandemic education to be impacted. My question would be: what as a community are we doing to help our district maintain the services we rely upon such as this?


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Posted by Curious
a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 26, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Concerned Parent - if you are so concerned, why don't you educate yourself about the H1N1 virus, how to protect yourself and family, rather than relying on the schools to tell you what to do. I think your health and your child's health is your responsibility, not the school's, not the government's, it is your's.


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Posted by Amador parent
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Aug 27, 2009 at 9:02 am

I agree PUSD is not responsible to educate us all but given they are the caretakers of several thousand students for several hours each day and have a large employee base it would be a good idea if they did something proactive to educate and protect all our students and their employees. Did you know we only have 2 part time RNs working in our district and the health clerks are not health professionals? No way they can do this job. Protect and educate your own family as best you can because it's not coming from the district be it right or wrong there is no money. The lack of action in the health area is not going to change until something bad happens and PUSD has to make changes.


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Posted by Look!
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 27, 2009 at 1:52 pm

PUSD is one of VERY FEW school districts that did NOT even add hand sanitizer to the school supply list!

Perhaps they have a huge surplus?


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Posted by Amador parent
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Aug 27, 2009 at 7:39 pm

The school district has hand sanitizer dispensers all over campuses in town. Individual bottles are not on the approved list of items to be allowed at our schools so any supply list asking for it would be in error. In prior years there were outcries in some towns when parents and teachers brought sanitizer into classrooms because kids might ingest it and kids have gotten very very sick doing this. Soap and water is the best way to clean your hands.
Let's not be pety here people, educate yourself and your family, get the immunizations and wash your hands!


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Posted by mark
a resident of another community
on Aug 28, 2009 at 10:20 pm

The last thing you want to do is take ANY vaccination.

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Posted by Interesting
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 28, 2009 at 11:14 pm

Well mark..

I thought this was a conspiracy or a hoax?

You are correct about the conference and content! Scary!

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