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Is Swine Flu Freakin' Anyone Else Out?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by jokerjkny, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    i live across the river, half of my friends are in education, and i have a benefit at a local MS in a few days...
  2. L-A


    Jul 17, 2008
    Not really. It seems like no one remembers the 1976 swine flu outbreak, where vaccination deaths outnumbered flu deaths by something like 30 to 1.
  3. I don't like to think about scary things.
  4. etoncrow

    etoncrow (aka Greg Harman, the curmudgeon with a conundrum)

    I have yet to figure out how worrying about anything does any good. Seems to me that worrying about something happening only contributes energy toward making it happen; as in self fulfilling prophecy.
  5. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Only freaking out a little cause I got a cold, and didn't hear of ANYTHING until all my friends told me to goto the doctors.
  6. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Chick at my school said she had it. Well see how this goes.

    First US death from Swine Flu occured today. Here we go.
  7. Linas


    Jan 6, 2005

    1976 swine flu propoganda.

  8. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    Not yet...so far this quite honestly seems to be more hype than anything. I hope that all it is though... :meh:

    I had started a thread on this a few days ago:


    BTW - I do vaguely remember the 1976 swine flu scare though I was a wee young un, crazy stuff
  9. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Not in the least.
  10. Nope.
  11. Not really, if it happens it happens.

    Though there are a few cases in Scotland already.

    We have come quite a way in medicine in the last 33 years!
  12. L-A


    Jul 17, 2008
    Yeah, now we check vaccines for lethal degenerative nerve disorders before giving them to the masses :p
  13. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I like pork. Particularly Bacon.

    Pork futures are down the last 2 days. Great time to
    buy some ribs and pork tenderloins.

    Consumers seem to think swine flu can be transmitted
    by eating pork, but that is ABSOLUTELY FALSE.

    Maki will probably get it from some snot nosed kid in
    his class sneezing on him. Of course, not that those
    kids in school ever wash their hands or anything.
  14. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    I like the "...but Dotty had a heart condition... and she died... But! no before she passed it on to.."

    Nice 1976, nice.
  15. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    My sister and I are both showing some symptoms of it for about 2 days now. However, neither of us are worrying about it. We're just going to keep a closer eye on things and if the symptoms begin to deteriorate then we will both go to the doctor. In short a runny nose, sore throat, and slight fever, are not going to panic us into rushing to see a doctor just yet because it could be just a common cold. If the symptoms begin to deteriorate then we shall go see a doc.
  16. snapple


    Nov 25, 2003
    Victoria-Vancouver Canada
    Endorsing Artist: PCL Vintage Amps
    Don't buy into the media.

    Have you ever looked at statistics for people who die of the flu every year?
  17. L-A


    Jul 17, 2008
    Some people seem to forget that the H1N1 is a severe respiratory illness. Sore throat and runny nose won't kill anyone.

    I got a pretty intense flu last week. Even though my throat looked like the average Left 4 Dead enemy, I breathed without a lot of trouble.

    I don't know, I think there's a some overreaction. Medias around here are pretty reassuring, but I think that's what fuels the paranoia.
  18. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    apparently 36,000 a year. but that's mostly the elderly and babies. whereas this flu is dropping people in the 18-35 range. :eek:
  19. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    and praise the Lord for that!

    course, imagine the figures for tamiflu! millionairees even!
  20. nick g.

    nick g. Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2003
    Chandler, Arizona
    Not too worried.

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