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Old 04-30-2009, 10:31 PM   #131 (permalink)
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I didn't eat beef for two years because of mad cow
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:42 PM   #132 (permalink)
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Correct! & If i knew 'everything' then I wouldnt be on this forum in the first place would I? I just read up a bit on Swine Flu & it said there was an outbreak in 1917 or something which killed 50 million people.
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The "Spanish" influenza pandemic of 1918–19 infected one third of the world's population (or around 500 million persons at that time) and caused around 50 million deaths.[12] Wikipedia
That was an avian flu. I highly doubt that 500 million people are going to die from this. Back then they didn't have access to antibiotics or antiviral medication and were living in the industrialized slums of the world. Better hygiene should stop the spread for the most part.

And people who are worried about dying are overreacting. Today's just as good a day to die as tomorrow or yesterday.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:44 PM   #133 (permalink)
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One school that is really close to me is already closed because a group of students just got back from a class trip to Mexico, and one person has flu like symptoms and they need to test if its swine flu.

It doesn't really have me all that worried. There is such a small amount of people getting infected right now, many precautions are being taken to stop it from spreading, and nearly everybody is going to survive it, with the exception of people that are vulnerable to disease, you know, babies and old people.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:59 PM   #134 (permalink)
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Always a new virus or disease to hype when the last one failed to meet that highly coveted "worldwide pandemic" title isn't there?

I guess I have to lay off of the cow brains for a while.
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Old 05-01-2009, 03:21 AM   #135 (permalink)
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it's obvious we're all going to die fools. Stop pretending you don't give a sh.it. I haven't been out of my house for a week and i have been making an underground shelter for doomsday. Stock up on canned foods and get your asses downstairs because you are indeed, all going to die if you don't act fast. Heed this warning!
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:08 AM   #136 (permalink)
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Always a new virus or disease to hype when the last one failed to meet that highly coveted "worldwide pandemic" title isn't there?

I guess I have to lay off of the cow brains for a while.
Mad Cow's Disease has had it's time in the spotlight already, just wanted to point out show people can get it and it's killed more people so far than the swine flu as far as I know.

By the way mad cow's disease is a prion, rogue proteins. Proteins as you probably know are chains of amino acids and they are folded into a certain structure or "confirmation" to work (other chaperone proteins help with such folding). Prions themselves cause some other proteins to misfold which is what causes the diseases.


I don't like the swine flu hype, but I can understand it. At the moment, we don't know how many lives it's gonna take because it's not a full blown pandemic yet. It seems some of you prefer to wait until after it's become a pandemic, then see if it's worthy the hype or not. Maybe the media in America is a bit too hysterical (how would I know?), but I think the point is that we need to take preventative measures to be sure this does not get out of hand. If I were a government, I'd be careful with this situation as well.
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:03 AM   #137 (permalink)
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That was an avian flu. I highly doubt that 500 million people are going to die from this. Back then they didn't have access to antibiotics or antiviral medication and were living in the industrialized slums of the world. Better hygiene should stop the spread for the most part.

And people who are worried about dying are overreacting. Today's just as good a day to die as tomorrow or yesterday.
I wasnt implying that 50 million people will die from it, I agree the medication was **** back in those days but I think this is just hyped by the media and people take it too seriously.
At the end of the day if were going to die then were going to die...
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:08 AM   #138 (permalink)
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i find it's more beating my head against the monitor
Did you know that by doing that, you're contributing to the Greenhouse effect, exacerbating the economic situation and possibly giving yourself and others cancer?
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:16 AM   #139 (permalink)
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I don't think Swine Flu will kill of a hefty amount of people. Airports are doing a pretty good job of keeping sick people off planes. I heard this morning that you have to go through an infered device that looks sort of liek a metal detector. This infered machine takes your body heat. And if it is over 102 or 105 (I forget what they said.) you are puleld out of line, and are required to take a test for Swine Flu and other sickness. Pretty smart in my mind.
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:22 AM   #140 (permalink)
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"The Swine Flu. It’s coming. It’s coming for your children and your parents. It’s coming for your co-workers and your acquaintances. And worst of all, it’s coming for your swine."

Face it...we're all goners.
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