Swine Flu - Possible New Global Pandemic

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Apr 25, 2009
  1. jesuschristmonke
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    Saw it on the news but well...
    It's even possible to die of a 'normal' flu, and you can't lock up yourself and hide from social life all the time so there's nothing you can do anyway... ^^"
     
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    I remeber my mum was like

    *rushes to phone*, "We must inform all your aunties not to go near pigs or eat pork, btw no pork until this is over"

    I was like WTF lol
     
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    It's the SARS' cousin...

    And someone from Mexico had to come over here. But the guy was quickly treated and the cabin crew all resulted negative.

    But what about the passengers that boarded on that plane? They didn't get checked.

    And the tube trains from Heathrow (Piccadilly line) go to other stations as well - this can be reason if the flu spreads all over London, God forbid.
     
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    Look up "fema coffins"

    I live near the CDC where they are keeping them. ;_;
     
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    this isn't fair.

    it took me months to prepare for SARS, gopher pox, west nile, and bird flu. [​IMG]

    i'll just convert to judaism to protect myself from this one....
     
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    I wonder how soon Madagascar will close all of its ports...
     
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    why do I feel like this is another thing blown way out of proportion by the media like all the thing Smatchmo mentioned and mrsa
    though this does actually seems to be serious...
     
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    Not so bad here where I live (Monterrey), but yeah, it's getting complicated in Mexico City...

    Anyway, as prevention, no school or college here (public or private) until May 6. YAY!
     
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    Of course it is. Its called modern journalism. All the media does is try to induce fear into all its viewers and readers by anyway possible. Stretching of the truth is most likely prevalent in this topic. No need for anyone to not go about their lies as they usually would.
     
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    Well crappidy doo. This is why I hate living in Los Angeles, it's too damn close to Mexico. [​IMG]
     
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    Yah it's already in my obscure country on the bottom of the world. So much for being out of harms way [​IMG], well its been nice knowing ya's [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry, the mormons got it right [​IMG].

    Honestly, when it happens it happens. Little is known about it at this time. Using your brain and doing normal hygenic things should be enough for now (at least until more is known), also keeping up with your sleep and etc. so as to keep your natural resistance up and running isn't a bad thing (in general [​IMG]). Anyone coming back from Mexico should be wary about having it though.
     
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    Hope they find a cure for this soon. Its going to spread like an out break with people traveling about.
     
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    There isn't so much 'a cure' for the flu, it mutates really quickly. There are litle to none anti-viral drugs, and those that are there could be quickly rendered useless due to the heavy mutational speed of a virus (like the flu). A neuramidase blocker seems to have effect though... We'll all just have to wait, it's not like this wasn't coming all along [​IMG].
     
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    I have a flu right now.
    Im scared.
    Everyone around me with the same symptoms are rushing to the hospital, haha.
     
  17. The Teej

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    Ehh, when it starts to become a serious problem in England, then I'll worry. Until then, better things to be worrying about...
     
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    i remember they also said a vaccine was 6 months away [​IMG]
     
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    pigs = filthiest animal on earth
     
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    agrees with ganons
    i think as long as ppl take precautions, it's gonna be controlled like bird flu
     

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