Discussion in 'The Real World' started by Luis G, Apr 25, 2009.
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it will be interesting to see how this plays out.
it's playing out. People are dying.
Second scariest thing I've heard this year.
What was the first?
And yeah, it sounds pretty horrible.
Wait and see.
Few years back it was avian flu in Asia. Had similar numbers of cases and fatalities rather quickly. Officials were worried because it was a new strain. I think our ER visits went up 20% during that time.
Couple weeks later, never heard from it again.
The makers of Tamiflu have already announced they should have plenty of it in stock as this strain is sensitive to it.
it'll thin the heard, or people will start cleaning more.
I heard they are having some cases in Spain as well.
This reminds me of SARS, more than the Avian Flu, because of the potential to spread through travelers, rather than migrating birds.
Advice: don't put your fingers in any orifice ... until you've washed them thoroughly.
IMO something is amiss with this story.
The numbers here aren't looking that bad atm.
I'm wondering if this is some kind of misdirection.
Although I think the research should continue.
yep. it's misdirection. to keep us distracted while obama smuggles purple elephants in his butt. arranged by the conspiratorial genuis of the CDC.
really. go on down to 'lanta and see whats up. with the youth.
Obama may not be American.
Actually it's the news out of Pakistan and our collective indifference to it.
It's the potential that's frightening, cato. Dave's probably right, it's probably a tempest in a teapot but it needn't be and that's what scares me. We over medicate a scratch and sooner or later the medicine isn't going to work anymore.
Money for pandemic preparation was stripped out of the stimulus bill. Karl Rove complained about it.
I certainly have to agree with that.
Man, if it isn't africans screwing monkeys, it's chinese fucking chickens, now it's mexicans after the hogs.
I just heard that, that school in NY hired crews, and is getting the facility cleaned.
Very smart moved on that principle's part.
The africans weren't screwing the monekys..they were eating them...ditto for China and Mexico., but in their cases, it's raising them as well.
Flu spread thus far. Flu count in Mexico is 1600+ Death-count in Mexico tops 100. 10+ in Canada (no deaths), and 10 in New Zealand (also no deaths). One in Spain.
Flu takes 10 days or so to go from contageous to symptomatic..from what I understand, hospitals got warnings early last week to keep an eye on sick travellers. If a big breakout happens, it'll be within the next two weeks. One week before Mexican borders are closed to travellers..and 1-2 weeks before we see how effective that would've been if they'd done it a week earlier.
Markets dont' like it one bit.
You mean at least, Mexican, US, Canadian and Spanish borders.
Everyone panic ... there's a one in 17000 chance you'll die if you're one of the one in 14000 that catch it.
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