Either way it doesn't really make sense.
ETA: Do you mean, people are more afraid of germs because of the perceived drop in vaccination rates will somehow make them more susceptible to your usual, run of the mill viruses and stuff? I don't get it.
As for the OP it's just crap. I was reading a book from the 1840's last night, and even then the author pointed out the difference between robust farm kids who played in animal filth (lol) and the cotton wool wrapped aristocrat kids.
We know exposure to germs builds immune systems, why do we fight it?
Last edited by BornToBe; 06-02-2013 at 15:40. Reason: ETA
If anything, they might kick up a stink because they know that these silly tasks just mean a reduction in the quality of care they are giving children because they spend all there time cleaning instead of interacting with children, or doing other tasks directly related to the quality of the actual program. Well that is my feeling at least.
Oh wow, it is impossible to sterilise our environment and even if we could it would NOT be good for us anyway.
Bacteria is a part of life.
Here's something for you all to ponder as we approach dinner time: apparently the average adult has 1 - 2 kilograms of bateria in their gut. Mmmmmm....
No but seriously, it's necessary for good health. The government needs to calm down a little on this one.
absolutely germs are a WONDERFUL thing!!! they are EVERYWHERE...but I do agree with a few things being done..after watching my friends baby with WC after catching it from kindy through her older brother....minimising risk of serious illness is good.
This is crap. I'd be annoyed if the (amazingly wonderful, caring, hardworking) girls at our daycare had to spend time doing EXTRA work. I get that cleaning is a part of the job, but that's general cleaning. Not over the top crap like washing doorknobs daily.
This is just seriously over the top. I'd love to see how sick these kids get spending all day in a sterile environment and then going out into the real world. Germs are a part of life, they're good for you. Kids are going to come into contact with them!
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