Heard a story on the local news the other day about a boy who just graduated from High School, NEVER having missed a day of school since kindergarten. This Cal Ripkin of Education boasted that he even went to school with the flu and it "wasn't that bad." His mother was lauded for stuffing him onto to the school bus every day, viruses be damned! I don't know about you, but I don't want people sending their sick kids to school just to prove a point or achieve an attendance record.
Off he goes to Yale, where I would suggest everyone get a jump on their flu vaccines.