posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 06:37 PM
reply to post by ChaoticOrder
1500 getting sick is not really that many though. Out of how many million school kids total? 1500 people in NYC alone would be a tiny percentage.
It is a lot when you remember that this happened within the span of one month and it only includes school children. I have yet to find any other
reporting of that many schools experiencing mass outbreaks within the same month, I haven't seen anything close to it. And it wasn't just a few
students from each school, in many cases more than half the students in the whole school fell ill on the same day. Adding to that is the suspicious
nature of the outbreaks, the illness came on so fast and so sudden that in many of the cases it was suspected by officials that a natural gas leak or
carbon dioxide poisoning was responsible, but they never found any traces of anything suspicious in the air at any of the schools.
The final official conclusion reached in most of the cases was that it was caused by norovirus or shigella (both stomach bugs). However, the
incubation period for norovirus is a minimum of 24 hours and shigella typically takes even longer before the symptoms appear, making it very unlikely
that all these kids would experience a sudden onset of symptoms at the exact same time. In one event a firefighter who was sent to the scene even fell
ill and had to be transported to hospital. Furthermore, in most of these cases the entire school was closed and disinfected. Within the span of one
month at least 10 schools were closed and disinfected. There is absolutely nothing normal about that.
edit on 8/10/2013 by ChaoticOrder
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