I honestly didn't think this topic would make me seem so.....horrible.
My daughter's school has had chicken pox since the beginning of September. No parents were notified until this week, when 10 kids were sick with it. So.....children have been exposed to it for two months without any knowledge of it. Should all the students stay home? It takes 10-14 after exposure to develop spots....there could be many more students (and they are getting more calls at the school) over the weekend. Other schools have it. Social groups have it going around.
Would other expect that I keep my other daughter home? Assuming since she and her sister share everything, even drink out of the same cup sometimes...that in about two weeks she could get it.
I guess I never thought that if someone is at a very high risk of catching something that is outside, probably around 8 feet away from their door, not touching anything of theirs, that prehaps they would be too frail or ill to answer the door. And I worked in a hospital while pregnant.....there are alot of things going around and
You're right, seriously immunocompromised people probably shouldn't be opening the door to hordes of little germ vectors... I mean kids. But the other half of that social contract is simply that if you KNOW you or your child has a communicable disease, you don't take them out where they could cough, sneeze, or otherwise leave their germs all over the communal candy bowl that dozens of other kids will also be contacting.