mrmike527
[link=http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitol-briefing/2009/07/senate_pages_may_have_contract.html?hpid=news-col-blog]Five Senate Pages may have H1N1[/link]

I've mentioned this on this board before, but I was a Senate Page this last Spring Semester (that's why I wasn't ever on here January through June). Its crazy that these kids got into contact with the flu, with how much contact they have with the system. They don't sufficiently explain how involved the Pages are in the system in the article. Pages go everywhere. They're in the Senate's public chambers, in the "Senators Only" rooms--their access gets them literally anywhere the Senators can go. I'd say there's a huge chance one of these older Senators get sick.

And I'll tell you everyone running that program is going insane right now. Its pretty high stress for them as it is, but I'm sure everything's just on lockdown. I'll probably call my old room to check things out after the big chaos cuts down a little bit.

I hope this isn't too political and I just wanted to share this.



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jimmyq1
Mr_mike527 wrote:


[link=http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitol-briefing/2009/07/senate_pages_may_have_contract.html?hpid=news-col-blog]Five Senate Pages may have H1N1[/link]

I've mentioned this on this board before, but I was a Senate Page this last Spring Semester (that's why I wasn't ever on here January through June). Its crazy that these kids got into contact with the flu, with how much contact they have with the system. They don't sufficiently explain how involved the Pages are in the system in the article. Pages go everywhere. They're in the Senate's public chambers, in the "Senators Only" rooms--their access gets them literally anywhere the Senators can go. I'd say there's a huge chance one of these older Senators get sick.

And I'll tell you everyone running that program is going insane right now. Its pretty high stress for them as it is, but I'm sure everything's just on lockdown. I'll probably call my old room to check things out after the big chaos cuts down a little bit.

I hope this isn't too political and I just wanted to share this.


This swine flu stuff is still in the news? Ughhh.

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mrmike527
JimmyQ wrote:


Mr_mike527 wrote:


[link=http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitol-briefing/2009/07/senate_pages_may_have_contract.html?hpid=news-col-blog]Five Senate Pages may have H1N1[/link]

I've mentioned this on this board before, but I was a Senate Page this last Spring Semester (that's why I wasn't ever on here January through June). Its crazy that these kids got into contact with the flu, with how much contact they have with the system. They don't sufficiently explain how involved the Pages are in the system in the article. Pages go everywhere. They're in the Senate's public chambers, in the "Senators Only" rooms--their access gets them literally anywhere the Senators can go. I'd say there's a huge chance one of these older Senators get sick.

And I'll tell you everyone running that program is going insane right now. Its pretty high stress for them as it is, but I'm sure everything's just on lockdown. I'll probably call my old room to check things out after the big chaos cuts down a little bit.

I hope this isn't too political and I just wanted to share this.


This swine flu stuff is still in the news? Ughhh.


While I was there I (and others obviously) got sick, and they really don't ever test you for Swine Flu. So they don't really know whether its Swine Flu, but if it is, its really dangerous. It could significantly alter the nation if the Swine Flue were to hit the Senate.

The people in the Senate are all old. The youngest is in his early 40's. Think about if a guy like Robert C. Byrd gets this--he'd probably have a good chance of dying.

Let's say by some chance this disease hits almost all of the people in the Senate. If four old Republicans die from it, suddenly healthcare reform gets way easier to pass for the Dems. If certain Finance Committee Democrats were to die, any chance of bipartisan healthcare reform might die. Any death in the legislature would be massive, and if they get the disease, these guys are old enough to make death a significant threat.

(I know I brought up healthcare, but let's not make this political. That wasn't my intent.)
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jimmyq1
Hmmm, another reason to set term limits (I know some may be old in first term, but many aren't)!

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db11
Mr_mike527 wrote:


JimmyQ wrote:


Mr_mike527 wrote:


[link=http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitol-briefing/2009/07/senate_pages_may_have_contract.html?hpid=news-col-blog]Five Senate Pages may have H1N1[/link]

I've mentioned this on this board before, but I was a Senate Page this last Spring Semester (that's why I wasn't ever on here January through June). Its crazy that these kids got into contact with the flu, with how much contact they have with the system. They don't sufficiently explain how involved the Pages are in the system in the article. Pages go everywhere. They're in the Senate's public chambers, in the "Senators Only" rooms--their access gets them literally anywhere the Senators can go. I'd say there's a huge chance one of these older Senators get sick.

And I'll tell you everyone running that program is going insane right now. Its pretty high stress for them as it is, but I'm sure everything's just on lockdown. I'll probably call my old room to check things out after the big chaos cuts down a little bit.

I hope this isn't too political and I just wanted to share this.


This swine flu stuff is still in the news? Ughhh.


While I was there I (and others obviously) got sick, and they really don't ever test you for Swine Flu. So they don't really know whether its Swine Flu, but if it is, its really dangerous. It could significantly alter the nation if the Swine Flue were to hit the Senate.

The people in the Senate are all old. The youngest is in his early 40's. Think about if a guy like Robert C. Byrd gets this--he'd probably have a good chance of dying.

Let's say by some chance this disease hits almost all of the people in the Senate. If four old Republicans die from it, suddenly healthcare reform gets way easier to pass for the Dems. If certain Finance Committee Democrats were to die, any chance of bipartisan healthcare reform might die. Any death in the legislature would be massive, and if they get the disease, these guys are old enough to make death a significant threat.

(I know I brought up healthcare, but let's not make this political. That wasn't my intent.)


Isn't the thought process that the elderly have a better tolerance of H1N1 due to previous exposure to similar viruses and the like, which is why a lot of H1N1 victims have been on the other end of the age spectrum?
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DB wrote:


Mr_mike527 wrote:


JimmyQ wrote:


Mr_mike527 wrote:


[link=http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitol-briefing/2009/07/senate_pages_may_have_contract.html?hpid=news-col-blog]Five Senate Pages may have H1N1[/link]

I've mentioned this on this board before, but I was a Senate Page this last Spring Semester (that's why I wasn't ever on here January through June). Its crazy that these kids got into contact with the flu, with how much contact they have with the system. They don't sufficiently explain how involved the Pages are in the system in the article. Pages go everywhere. They're in the Senate's public chambers, in the "Senators Only" rooms--their access gets them literally anywhere the Senators can go. I'd say there's a huge chance one of these older Senators get sick.

And I'll tell you everyone running that program is going insane right now. Its pretty high stress for them as it is, but I'm sure everything's just on lockdown. I'll probably call my old room to check things out after the big chaos cuts down a little bit.

I hope this isn't too political and I just wanted to share this.


This swine flu stuff is still in the news? Ughhh.


While I was there I (and others obviously) got sick, and they really don't ever test you for Swine Flu. So they don't really know whether its Swine Flu, but if it is, its really dangerous. It could significantly alter the nation if the Swine Flue were to hit the Senate.

The people in the Senate are all old. The youngest is in his early 40's. Think about if a guy like Robert C. Byrd gets this--he'd probably have a good chance of dying.

Let's say by some chance this disease hits almost all of the people in the Senate. If four old Republicans die from it, suddenly healthcare reform gets way easier to pass for the Dems. If certain Finance Committee Democrats were to die, any chance of bipartisan healthcare reform might die. Any death in the legislature would be massive, and if they get the disease, these guys are old enough to make death a significant threat.

(I know I brought up healthcare, but let's not make this political. That wasn't my intent.)


Isn't the thought process that the elderly have a better tolerance of H1N1 due to previous exposure to similar viruses and the like, which is why a lot of H1N1 victims have been on the other end of the age spectrum?


They really don't know what the deal is with H1N1. If you're just assuming its just as bad as ordinary influenza for Seniors, its still pretty dangerous, as the Seniors haven't gotten the shots for H1N1.
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crusaderpride
That would be an extremely crazy story, especially for all the implications it would have. You know the government would pull out all the stops to make sure everyone survived it. As a side note, if Robert Byrd did pass on, it would make me extremely sad, as he is by far my favorite Kleagle in the 111th Congress.

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I teach summer school and 2 kids were pulled out with swine flu and another was pulled out with whopping caugh....Tomorrows my last day thankfully becauase I don't need to catch any of that stuff.
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longball12
Mr_Mike, the funny thing about the healthcare system being proposed, is that it won't affect these Senators. None of them will opt for it. They will stick with what they have. They have their own program.

The Swine Flu is becoming more rampant. I sure hope I don't get it.
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mrmike527
longball wrote:


Mr_Mike, the funny thing about the healthcare system being proposed, is that it won't affect these Senators. None of them will opt for it. They will stick with what they have. They have their own program.

The Swine Flu is becoming more rampant. I sure hope I don't get it.


Eh, we'll see. I think the hope for a lot of them is that its simply an option for the people who don't currently have insurance, not necessarily what they want to force a lot of people into.
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mrmike527
crusaderpride wrote:


That would be an extremely crazy story, especially for all the implications it would have. You know the government would pull out all the stops to make sure everyone survived it. As a side note, if Robert Byrd did pass on, it would make me extremely sad, as he is by far my favorite Kleagle in the 111th Congress.


Byrd is by far the most loved Senator by everyone. He is about 92 now and he used to be really with it and spry for such an old guy, but about 3-4 years ago his wife (who he's been with since he was sixteen) died and he was just crushed. In the Senate lobby there are portraits of all the people who have served as Senate Majority Leaders, and Byrd has a portrait in there from when he was younger. He's in a wheelchair now and every day his aid would wheel him up to the portrait and let him look at it. [link=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/01/Robert_Byrd_Majority_Portrait.jpg]In his picture[/link] he's holding a bible, constitution, and there's a picture of his wife on his desk.

The Pages all sit in the lobby usually and every time he sat in front of the picture Byrd would point out, "Bible....Constitution.......m'lady!" and go into extra detail talking about his wife. One time he told all the girls stories about he and his wife and they all started crying.

He also sang to his sponsored Page, which was pretty funny.
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