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There are signs everywhere in the medical clinic stating that due to H1N1, they no longer have magazines available, you are to remove any brochures you read, you need a mask if you’re going to cough, and you’re expected to use hand sanitizer when you approach the reception area to “protect yourself and our staff”. All seemingly reasonable precautions, until you actually approach the reception area.
No hand sanitizer visible behind the counter, no staff wearing masks, Plexiglas window all the way open with the receptionist with hands all over your health card and paperwork is hacking up a lung, sniffling, sneezing, and blowing her nose all over the place! Then she starts doing a mailout to patients about their new waiting room rules –and she’s LICKING the envelopes!
They don't allow you to call in prescrition refills, so I am stuck in this freaking Petri Dish getting covered in Lung Butter until my overworked Doctor can come out of a room with a visibly ill guy, not wash his hands, and hand me a germ-laden prescription sheet...---Bathing in Purell from now on
I am tired of seeing all these status updates on my facebook from friends claiming to have "terrible colds", followed by descriptions of "fever, can't breathe, etc". Sorry people, a "bad cold" is usually the flu, and it is most likely H1N1, that's all that's going around right now that fits that bill.
Why do people continue to insist that it's just a cold? Anybody else noticing this? It worries me knowing that these people will write it off as a cold and then not stay home to avoid spreading it.---High risk in Hali
I have read the original post mentioned in the title, and all of the posted comments, and I'm still amazed that people can be so ignorant. I'm not referring to the ignorant as in slagging someone, I mean the kind of ignorant that comes from not having clue one what your talking about. And what I fined even more appalling is that some of those who left comments claim to be members of the Canadian Forces. To those alleged CF members, you don't get to bitch about the military in a venue such as this. Apparently you've forgotten your PAO (PAFFO for you old timers) briefings which clearly laid out where, when and about what your permitted to speak about. I will say that there were one or two comments I read that were actually accurate, in particular the one about military personnel not having the right to refuse the shot if ordered to get it. That is absolutely correct. CF members are obligated to follow lawful commands, and getting the H1N1 shot would fall under that obligation.
Now, for my bitch, and this is directed to "Captain Underpants" who made the original post. You are quite possibly the most uninformed carbon based unit on this planet. To make such an asinine comment about the Reserves only supporting their country one or twice a month clearly shows you have no idea who the Reserves are and what they do. The fact that your a civilian does not excuse your ignorance. If your going to make comments in an open venue such as this, might I suggest you pull your cranium out of your anal orifice and do some research. And if your incapable of that then do everyone a favour and keep your uneducated, moronic bull shit to yourself. You have a nice day.---A Veteran
So I read in the Chronically Horrid yesterday that the Halifax Regional School Board is cancelling exam exemptions because they don't want students coming to school if they're sick...
Apparently if kids have a high attendance rate (less than 6 unexcused absences per term), many schools allow them to choose one exam per semester that they don't have to write.
Most schools have 4 terms of 2.5 months each. Taking into account things like inservices, weekends, and holidays, that's about 55 days of school. SO if they miss one day every 2 weeks without a note, they can choose whatever exam they don't want to write. (I assume that if they have a note, and most of them can forge a guardian's signature by the age of 12, that's an "excused" absence and doesn't count as missed time).
Well when I went to school, we were expected to go to school every day, AND write our exams. All of them. And if we failed, we failed. These kids today have it too easy. I say, "go to school, AND study, AND write your exams you entitled little bastards".
No wonder they ask for a starting wage of $10/hour at their first fast food job...---I had to walk to school uphill both ways in a blizzard...