OK, I’ve kept something to myself for a while now, but i have to let it out. I know it’s crazy and unrealistic and will never happen, but I think it is a good idea that can help. The flu is getting worse each year. The majority of the families I know have been hit, from 1 member to all of them, and 95% of these families have children who go to school outside of the home.
I’d like to see what would happen if children went to school through the Summer and had the 3 Winter months off. Sure, there would still be families with working parents and kids would have to go to camps and daycares during those months, but not all the kids. I know, I know, there’s always those people who still go out in public/take their kids out in public when they or their kids are sick, but not everyone will. I’d bet there would be a drop in the number flu cases in the US.
I mentioned my idea at dinner with my aunt and cousins tonight. My cousin-in-law, who has 2 children, liked the idea and suggested that Florida jump all over it and start the ball rolling. ;o)
Just a thought.