Our local news has been hitting the swine flu coverage pretty hard lately. I think it's mostly because a few of the high school football teams have been hit with it, and it's screwing up their seasons. They had a story this morning about absences in local schools, saying normally the local districts avg 5-6% absenteeism this time of year, and right now it's around 10%. Sounds drastic, except when you figure most of our schools have about 700 kids - so they've gone from 42 kids out sick across k-6 per school to 70. That still works out to about 2 kids per class. They finally admitted that most school districts won't even notify parents of an illness or consider shutting down until they have twice that at least, but they also interviewed parents who are "afraid" to send their kids to school because of the flu.
So how many of those 4% are sick and how many are "afraid"?
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