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It’s a known fact, we really don’t mind missing school. Snowdays are like our holiday presents, and it’s hard to imagine a school year straight through without them. However, there is a possibility that we could be out of school indefinitely, depending on current events. Bird flu, of course, is a strain of influenza which is deadly to birds, and to humans who are in contact with them. There is talk of a mutation of the disease, so that bird flu would become easily communicable through human to human contact. That means the flu could spread like a common cold. Not too fun. A school is a germ ridden place. We share food, bathrooms, and cough and sneeze everywhere. Even the purell we all carry around isn’t guaranteed to kill off bird flu viruses.
Here’s the deal. If the bird flu mutates and migrates to America, or vice versa, we are all at risk. There isn’t nearly enough treatment for a pandemic of it, and the last thing we need is too cooped up with each other in school for five hours a day. Many medical personal affiliated with the government urge schools to plan, just in case we can’t go to school due to an outbreak. So it wouldn’t be all fun and games, but maybe it would.