Flu Epidemic

By: Andrew Hughes & Andrew Deal

Since approximately January first 2020 the flu outbreak has hit many Americans, but mainly kids in school. In Tennessee 5 to 10 kids have succumbed to their illness’s. Three teachers have shared their experience with this epidemic. DJ Martin has saw a 4 to 5 student absence per class period, this keeps him from moving on with his curriculum. Martin, states, “All of my family has obtained the flu.” 8th grade science teacher Susan Board has saw a 5 to 7 student absence per class period. All of Boards immediate family has suffered from the flu virus including her 4 children all under 7 years’ old. All teachers agree the Nicholas County Schools should be closed until students and staff can recover.

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