Posted 3/20/2020 20:52 (#8123915 - in reply to #8122576) Subject: RE: You're kidding right?
Driftless SW Wisconsin
In Wisconsin, the decision was made over last weekend to close schools and districts were given until Wednesday to close to help make it more orderly for both the schools and parents.
As far as being irate over the closing of daycare centers, sure it is a major inconvenience for many families. However day care centers full of kids who seem to always have colds, runny noses, sneezing on each other seem pretty obviously prime places for any contagious diseases to spread from child to child and then from family to family.
Are we so self centered that we can't see this and adapt? Do we need to see a whole town get sick due to spreading disease at a school or day care center before we realize we should have closed for a time?
There are many cases where losing child care is a very major problem, not just an inconvenience. However there are some things that just must be done.
In the old days, with extended families nearby, there were often other family members around to help. Often not the case today which makes it even more difficult. However this is a critical situation.
If "social distancing", including kids in day care, is successful we will get back to "normal" with fewer major illnesses and possible deaths. No one knows for sure what would have happened without these measures but is it really worth taking a chance, especially when you see what's happening in Italy, etc?