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Why Hasn't Bloomberg Closed the New York City Public Schools?

Posted by libhom Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg's response so far to the swine flu outbreak has been disturbingly lethargic. He's trying to downplay it instead of facing it directly, which would minimize the problem.

His lack of action on closing the New York City public schools is downright reprehensible. Closing school for a couple of weeks would hardly be the end of the world. The kids could make up the time in the summer.

Like it or not, schools generally are the main venues for the spread of colds and flu. Children are notorious for spreading diseases. Closing the schools would be a reasonable precaution that would protect the public health with little or no adverse consequences.

What we have is a failure to govern by a Mayor who is completely out of touch with what is going on in our city.

The Catholic Church also deserves plenty of criticism for not closing its schools for a couple of weeks. It's bad enough that kids there have to worry about child molesting priests. Now, they needlessly face a deadly disease.

We don't need to panic, but our officials need to take reasonable, sensible steps to slow down this epidemic.

 

2 comments

  1. GDAEman Says:
  2. Those nasty little kids... er, maybe that wasn't intended to be the take away?

    Good job the other day on keeping Iraq in our consciousness.

     
  3. Christopher Says:
  4. Bloomberg is an uber-wealthy elite and doesn't give a rat's ass about protecting the people he allegedly serves.

    New Yorkers tried to prevent him from serving more than two-terms but alas, he thumbed his patrician nose at the law and remains in office.

    You need to have an uprising to get rid of this scoundrel.

     

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