Wednesday, September 23, 2009

No Worries? Many College Students Turn Blind Eye to H1N1 Safety Advice

It's lurking in that awesome party just off the quad, hiding in the shot glasses passed from person to person and in the make-out sessions in the hallway.Swine flu is swirling through the nation's campuses, but despite all the warnings, flu kits and prominently displayed jugs of hand sanitizer, many students, like Georgia Tech freshman Elise Woodall, just aren't that worried."I drink my orange juice," she said. "I figure I'll be OK."College administrators around the country are faced with a nearly insurmountable challenge: trying to stem the spread of the highly contagious swine flu virus amid the almost round-the-clock microbe-swapping behaviors of college students — many of whom are not all that concerned about the impending bug...

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