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School bananas ban ‘over the top.  Ain’t this god-awful silly. England is SillyLand. Think not? Read

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Now this is really over the top in Moonbat thinking. I find however that it’s typical for how they approach things here.

Some many years ago for example, a few people had problems with Halcion, someone may have even overdosed. So what’s their solution?
Easy. Ban Halcion. Never mind that a kazillion other ppl had taken it with no ill effects. Let one get sick and the boom gets lowered.

There are some doctors in the USA that don’t like Halcion and give Ambien instead. Of course, that drug is (or was five yrs ago) VERY expensive. But it didn’t mean you could never get the other, which was cheap and worked.  Anyway, this is how they do things here and it really is stupid.
With regard to this article, apparently a teacher had an allergy to bananas. Does that mean just being in the same room was enough to cause a problem? Was one of the kids trying to poison the teacher? This just seemed so darn silly I thought it deserved some space here.

A council leader has said a banana ban enforced at a primary school for two years was “over the top”.
Children at Stoke Damerel Primary School, in Plymouth, have been unable to include the popular snack in their packed lunches since 2007, as one of its staff members has a life-threatening allergy to them.

But after only just learning of the banana boycott, Vivien Pengelly, leader of Plymouth City Council, said she would ask officers to investigate.
Councillor Pengelly said: “This is the first I have heard about this and it does sound a bit over the top to me.

“It’s my experience as a headteacher that when there are allergies in a school we encourage children to manage the risk around them. I shall be asking officers to look at this particular case again to see whether anything else might be done.”

A spokeswoman for Plymouth City Council said it could not reveal the identity of the staff member involved, due to medical confidentiality.
She said: “A member of the school community has a severe life-threatening allergy to bananas and on the advice of the council, the school has asked pupils not to bring them in.

“These are very unusual circumstances but the school community has been supportive and understanding over the last two years.”
But the spokeswoman added the individual involved would be leaving the school in September - when bananas will be welcomed back to the facility.

She went on: “We cannot comment on specific individuals because of medical confidentiality. Most people know that individuals can have allergic reactions to substances, with nut allergies being particularly well-known.”

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medical confidentiality?  FOR BANANAS?


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