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    Re: 'Too late' to contain swine flu (WHO raises alert level)

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    -- As for those masks? They don't work.
    Why use it then?
    Laila, if you watched BBC Breakfast news today - Dr Rosie Leonard (resident GP) was saying as soon as the masks get wet (breathing / sneezing etc) any virus passes straight through.

    They work temporarily while a doctor sees a patient and then have to be disposed off carefully. Relying on one mask over a period of time is a waste of time.
    Even then, if you have a beard or uneven face even the best of masks tend to be compromised (one of the reasons many military forces stop their troops having facial hair for when they have to wear masks)

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    Re: 'Too late' to contain swine flu (WHO raises alert level)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    No kidding - everyone hears that a disease is killing people and they completely freak. For some perspective (all numbers from wikipedia), in the 27 days since the outbreak, 160 probable deaths have occurred from swine flu, compared to almost 38,000 from influenza at large (at a rate of 500k per year). It is a new strain that should be fought as it spreads, but the panic and hype is just stupid.
    The voice of reason. Thank you.

    We have been importing much nastier virus from all over the world like TB from Mexico and hardly anyone blinks an eye.

    Swine Flu!!!!
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    Re: 'Too late' to contain swine flu (WHO raises alert level)

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Uh, yeah the military is designed for just such a purpose. How the hell do you think we fight wars?

    Damn...you just never cease to amaze me, boy wonder.
    your ignorance is legendary. Have you no clue as to the difference between fighting a war and sealing a 1,600 mile border?

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    Re: 'Too late' to contain swine flu (WHO raises alert level)

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Your prevarication seems almost pathological.....

    As of this writing....16 cases in Texas and one death, 0 cases in New Mexico, 0 cases in Arizona. Seems to me the border is doing a pretty fair job of preventing the spread of this virus.


    Do you choose ignorance or does it just follow you around?

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    Re: 'Too late' to contain swine flu (WHO raises alert level)

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    As of this writing....16 cases in Texas and one death, 0 cases in New Mexico, 0 cases in Arizona. Seems to me the border is doing a pretty fair job of preventing the spread of this virus.


    Do you choose ignorance or does it just follow you around?



    Well you *do* follow me around......


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    Re: 'Too late' to contain swine flu (WHO raises alert level)

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Damn, this girl at work who sits next to me attended a baby shower last week with some family members who flew in from Mexico, and she's been coughing all last week and still this week. She just laughs it off about the swine flu, so how do you force someone to go get checked? Not that I am too worried about myself, but I got an infant I can pass this crap onto.
    LOL

    They're so panicked over it here in Mexico that we were making jokes about using it to keep the police away. We were out driving back from a night dive last night and the van's headlights decided to only work occasionally. We joked about getting pulled over if they still had the police roadblock up just outside town. We decided that if we did get pulled over, we would all just start coughing and sneezing and tell the cop we were going to the hospital.

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    Re: 'Too late' to contain swine flu (WHO raises alert level)

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Get this man in a straight jacket. NOW!

    ... or get him over to HDL's house.
    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    You guys are weird.

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    Re: 'Too late' to contain swine flu (WHO raises alert level)

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    your ignorance is legendary. Have you no clue as to the difference between fighting a war and sealing a 1,600 mile border?
    I see you are ready to get punk'd again today.

    Why don't you start by telling us the difference, brainchild?

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    Re: 'Too late' to contain swine flu (WHO raises alert level)

    Swine Flu FAIL.

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