Swine flu

Discussion in 'The Real World' started by Luis G, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Luis G

    Luis G <i><b>Problemator</b></i> Staff Member

    Complete story [reuters]
  2. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

    it will be interesting to see how this plays out.
  3. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    it's playing out. People are dying.
  4. chcr

    chcr Too cute for words

    Second scariest thing I've heard this year.
  5. BeardofPants

    BeardofPants New Member

    What was the first?

    And yeah, it sounds pretty horrible. :(
  6. Cerise

    Cerise Well-Known Member


  7. Dave

    Dave Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    it'll thin the heard, or people will start cleaning more.
  9. Luis G

    Luis G <i><b>Problemator</b></i> Staff Member


    I heard they are having some cases in Spain as well.
  10. valkyrie

    valkyrie Well-Known Member

    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. :lol:
  11. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

    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.

  13. chcr

    chcr Too cute for words

    Obama may not be American. :retard:
    Actually it's the news out of Pakistan and our collective indifference to it.
    Oh... darn...
    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.
  14. spike

    spike New Member

    Money for pandemic preparation was stripped out of the stimulus bill. Karl Rove complained about it.

  15. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    I certainly have to agree with that.
  16. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member

    Man, if it isn't africans screwing monkeys, it's chinese fucking chickens, now it's mexicans after the hogs.
  17. catocom

    catocom Well-Known Member

    I just heard that, that school in NY hired crews, and is getting the facility cleaned.
    Very smart moved on that principle's part.:headbang:
  18. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. Luis G

    Luis G <i><b>Problemator</b></i> Staff Member

    You mean at least, Mexican, US, Canadian and Spanish borders.
  20. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member

    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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