Swine Flu

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  1. Vassili Zaitzev

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    on the news non stop over here, at least 4 cases in scotland and 150+ dead in mexico

    uk home office advises not to travel to mexico and most airlines have cancelled flights there from uk
     
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    Here as well -also on the news alot and being highly recommended against going to Mexico

    Many people quarantine in their homes up north and I heard tonight someone in Christchurch (Where I live) is in hospital suspected with it
     
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    Okay, I wasn't planning on going to Mexico. I live pretty far up North (Vermont for college and hometown's in Connecticut) I'll do the precautions they say to take, but I'm not that worried about the flu. I remember the bird flu, and the media frenzy that followed, but nothing happened where I was.
     
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    Been on the news for the last few days. Spain and France now have confirmed cases and Switzerland has an unconfirmed so far.
     
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    All of the cases outside of Mexico have been pretty mild. Bunch up in NYC, one just reported in Phila. But only one person has even been hosptialized in the States.

    Meanwhile, a normal flu season kills about 36K. And I think that is just in the US.

    It's coming into summer (worst time to be a flu bug, great time to be a human) so the odds of it doing anything are small. People are worried because the 1918 Flu started this way. Initially mild in the late spring then came roaring back with a mutation in the Fall that was a killer. Still, it was fatal in only about 5% of the cases (mostly people in their teens and 20s).

    In short, for now, big deal. But...
     
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    like many its constantly on the news, but no reports over here (yet)
     
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    Like I said, I'm not too worried about it.
     
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    They had 5 here in Sweden, but it was confirmed as normal flu....
     
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    I am afraid that people will start panicking. If people panic the results to the economy, logistical, transportation and normal life could be far more dangerous than the pandemic itself.

    It seems to me that most people can fight it off. Even in Mexico thousands of people have recovered and left the hospital.

    It also makes me wonder how many people actually have the normal flu, but are going crazy because of all of this thinking they have the swine flu.
     
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    It's like when you tell people to evacuate in a calm and sensible way....then they all start to panic and run! Think media blows the whole thing up more than they have to.
     
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    No offense man, but I think you need to stay away from the conspiracy theory sites.
     
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    I thought the same thing. It's one thing to dislike Obama, but it's another thing to blame him for everything :lol:

    About the Pig flu: It's very well treatable with virus inhibitors. I suspect it's mainly because of the Mexican health system that they have that many casualties. BTW, don't start wearing face masks like some suggest. It's silly. They don't help as a virus particle is too small and will easily go through.
     
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    That is one BIG conspiracy theory.

    No offense man, but I think you need to stay away from the conspiracy theory sites.

    I aggree 100%.
     
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    Hows does Swine Flu and Obama get linked?
     
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    All politicians are swines?
     
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    Ditto! That is about the only one I can think of! :lol:
     
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    True Chris, took me only about 5 seconds to come up with that one. Does that make me a bad citizen? :lol:
     
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    Of the US, yeah. But you live in Scottland. PC may be in your back yard but Obamamania probably hasn't taken hold over there like over here. Some people think he walks on water. Closer to Chance the Gardener.
     
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