Phelan: It can be tough to
avoid germs in school
Cold and flu season is upon us, and – this year – the flu is worse than ever. Illinois is one of 30 states to report high flu activity, and trends are showing that this could be the worst year since 2009’s H1N1 scare. Even though 48 states have “widespread geographic influenza activity,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that flu levels might not have peaked in some areas.