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Old 04-29-2009, 10:47 PM   #81 (permalink)
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time to wash your hands regularly, stay away from people with terrible coughs and live your life as normal. the likelihood of mental health problems from panicking over this is much, much greater than the likelihood of contracting a fatal form of the h1n1 virus.
People should be washing (or sanitizing) their hands regularly regardless of this flu.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:07 AM   #82 (permalink)
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exactly aar. carry on as normal.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:15 AM   #83 (permalink)
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i read this morning the WHO has updated and increased the level of severity... supposedly, they are saying the pandemic is inevitable.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:19 AM   #84 (permalink)
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I don't get it
30,000 people die from the flu in the U.S. every year
no one has died yet outside of Mexico from swine flu

I just need someone to tell me why people/media/organizations make it sound like we're all going to die

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Old 04-30-2009, 09:21 AM   #85 (permalink)
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:38 AM   #86 (permalink)
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I don't get it
30,000 people die from the flu in the U.S. every year
no one has died yet outside of Mexico from swine flu

I just need someone to tell me why people/media/organizations make it sound like we're all going to die
I don't know what you're reading, but I haven't heard that. They promote being prepared and that's pretty much all they've been saying. They have their terminology and phases and they issue warnings about putting plans into place to deal with possible problems which countries and their regions use as guidelines. It could end at this point, become slightly worse but easily managable or become a big problem.

pandemic

–adjective 1. (of a disease) prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world; epidemic over a large area.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:39 AM   #87 (permalink)
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I don't get it
30,000 people die from the flu in the U.S. every year
no one has died yet outside of Mexico from swine flu

I just need someone to tell me why people/media/organizations make it sound like we're all going to die
didnt a baby die from it in texas?
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:40 AM   #88 (permalink)
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didnt a baby die from it in texas?
I think it was a child from Mexico who died in Texas.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:54 AM   #89 (permalink)
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:54 AM   #90 (permalink)
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I think what TO is trying to say is that the media machine is in full drive right now on this disease. You can't walk or go anywhere without someone talking about it. I equate it to the game of telephone, where the media says one thing and blamo, you hear that it may add an additional arm on you as well.

The coverage this disease is borderline ridiculous. Watching the local news yesterday (Hamilton), the city had a small news conference on how they'll deal with it and the news spent a good 3 minutes on it. Now, here's my problem. Dofasco/US Steel etc. release a large amount of toxins in the air. The area immediately surrounding that region has one of the highest cancer rates in Canada I believe. The last time I looked, cancer was in fact a disease. Why is there no massive coverage, both news, political discussion etc. on that? Why is it that a flu that has infected I believe 4 people in Canada, getting more attention than a disease that has no cure? Is it simply because we've agreed that it's always going to be a problem therefore it's null and void? When the black smoke that was released in August over the city, dumping soot and whatnot on the lower East End of the city, why was the scientific study dismissed and when reported on, given 3 paragraphs only? Yet, Swine Flu, full pages? The Gov't of Canada has released a statement, that if this reaches epidemic stages they have enough vaccinations for the entire country. That was mentioned, ONCE only. But no, no, let's focus on the people, idiotically wearing masks.

I'm sick of the media attention this is receiving, simply because it's misplaced media attention and only contributes to wide spread panic and fear. Media was/is a tool able to inspire change in people. However, when used like this, I equate no more than watching the movie Outbreak, where 10 years down the line, you completely forget about and move on to the next blockbuster.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:56 AM   #92 (permalink)
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:56 AM   #93 (permalink)
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I think what TO is trying to say is that the media machine is in full drive right now on this disease. You can't walk or go anywhere without someone talking about it. I equate it to the game of telephone, where the media says one thing and blamo, you hear that it may add an additional arm on you as well.

The coverage this disease is borderline ridiculous. Watching the local news yesterday (Hamilton), the city had a small news conference on how they'll deal with it and the news spent a good 3 minutes on it. Now, here's my problem. Dofasco/US Steel etc. release a large amount of toxins in the air. The area immediately surrounding that region has one of the highest cancer rates in Canada I believe. The last time I looked, cancer was in fact a disease. Why is there no massive coverage, both news, political discussion etc. on that? Why is it that a flu that has infected I believe 4 people in Canada, getting more attention than a disease that has no cure? Is it simply because we've agreed that it's always going to be a problem therefore it's null and void? When the black smoke that was released in August over the city, dumping soot and whatnot on the lower East End of the city, why was the scientific study dismissed and when reported on, given 3 paragraphs only? Yet, Swine Flu, full pages? The Gov't of Canada has released a statement, that if this reaches epidemic stages they have enough vaccinations for the entire country. That was mentioned, ONCE only. But no, no, let's focus on the people, idiotically wearing masks.

I'm sick of the media attention this is receiving, simply because it's misplaced media attention and only contributes to wide spread panic and fear. Media was/is a tool able to inspire change in people. However, when used like this, I equate no more than watching the movie Outbreak, where 10 years down the line, you completely forget about and move on to the next blockbuster.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:52 AM   #94 (permalink)
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:12 AM   #95 (permalink)
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every guy on tis site could have the swine flu and not think anything of it after it was gone.

No diferent than Sars.

If you are not a very young child, or not old, and are in reasonable good physical condition, you are VERY unlikely to feel anything more than a really bad flu.

This type of media buzz is way high on my pet peeve list.
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:22 AM   #96 (permalink)
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every guy on tis site could have the swine flu and not think anything of it after it was gone.

No diferent than Sars.

If you are not a very young child, or not old, and are in reasonable good physical condition, you are VERY unlikely to feel anything more than a really bad flu.

This type of media buzz is way high on my pet peeve list.
where are you getting your info from SJ?
the reason its getting so much attention is because of the fact that a few of the people who died from it in Mexico were teens who were heathy and in very good physical condition... the types of people who would usually shrug off a flu - yet they died.
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However, the health care system in Mexico is beyond poor. I'm sure an explanation could be found there and and why people died in Mexico.
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i heard in mexico if you break your arm or leg, they use tortillas as casts.
and for blood transfusions, instead of blood they use hot sauce... but not the good kinds either, the ones you get at taco bell.
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I've read about the industrialization of pig farms by huge corporations. It's unbelievable how bad the practices are for the animals and for us, but lead to increased profits that make disease risks worthwhile.

This whole thing looks like it originated with one of these operations that are taking over most of our food production. To me that's the real story here. But then I love to hate on the corporations. And I think we're all just here to spread bacteria anyway. Bacteria needed legs so it invented us with the help of evolution.
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