With a swine flu resurgence expected in the fall—before an H1N1 vaccine is available—schools are getting a head start on fighting the disease, the Los Angeles Times reports. The scene at summer camps may provide a preview: Hundreds of youngsters in Southern California alone have been sent home to recover from symptoms, and kids are arriving armed with Tamiflu as administrators try to make schools as flu-proof as possible.
Nurses are checking kids’ temperatures before they get on camp-bound buses, visiting days are being canceled, and high-fives have been banned. “We're all getting habitual with our Purell,” says a camp director. University of California campuses are following camps’ lead, gathering paper masks, hand sanitizer, food, and water. “If we prepare for the worst, then we're going to get a better outcome,” says a UC official.