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    Re: Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild

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    Re: Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    From the very end of the article.



    Hopefully it disappears come summer.

    I think it will disappear come summer. But there's a chance that it will not be gone for good, and like the article states, it could be much worse.
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    Re: Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild

    Get ready for a slobberfest about how Obama single-handedly cured the flu and saved the world from the Black Plague.

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    Re: Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    From the very end of the article.



    Hopefully it disappears come summer.
    I hope so. I have been avoiding Mexican restaurants until it subsides. Not because I think I'll die but I just don't want to get sick at all.
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    Re: Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild

    Apparently Mexico is pretty much closed nationwide for at least a week. All schools and all non-essential workers are to stay home.

    Are they over-reacting? If the flu is relatively benign in comparison to a typical seasonal flu then why is Mexico essentially shut down for business till May 6th? Joe Biden is on tv telling people to stay off buses. Did he not get the memo that the crisis is over-hyped or was it the memo that said, "Look we need to calm everyone the hell down," that he missed?

    It's all very curious.

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    Re: Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    I think it will disappear come summer. But there's a chance that it will not be gone for good, and like the article states, it could be much worse.
    A little help for you, ( and I should say very little...), THe flu is on a cycle of something like 88 years. Every 88 years we se the same strain of virus, with some genetic changes. This one killed 25 million people , world wide, in 1918. WE are liveing in different circumstances now. Better everything, homes, food, drugs, medical. Even at that, around 35 thousand people die each year from the flu and related cousin viruses. This version of the swine flu actualy got back around the fullcycle a hand full of years ago, (sorry about the lack of absolutes here,... there are few available, ie, science is still guessing at the facts of life on earth).

    The real major difference about this cycle of the return of swine flu # bla bla bla, is the shameless use of it to induce panic. TRUE
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    Re: Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Get ready for a slobberfest about how Obama single-handedly cured the flu and saved the world from the Black Plague.
    Yes, but we now must remove the word "black" from the black plague for sensitivity reasons. There was a memo on the bus about it, but no one was there to see it.
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    Re: Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    Apparently Mexico is pretty much closed nationwide for at least a week. All schools and all non-essential workers are to stay home.

    Are they over-reacting? If the flu is relatively benign in comparison to a typical seasonal flu then why is Mexico essentially shut down for business till May 6th? Joe Biden is on tv telling people to stay off buses. Did he not get the memo that the crisis is over-hyped or was it the memo that said, "Look we need to calm everyone the hell down," that he missed?

    It's all very curious.
    ... CLUE: If you go to Mexico, "Don`t Drink the Water". In a city of 25 million people, there are hundreds of deaths every day. In the case of swine flu, a few of those people, looking straight at the grim reaper, got the flu a few days befor their demise. OK ...now just a little math. 10(DAYS) x hundreds of deaths daily = thousands who got the flu just before death. Add a little panic....PRESTO ! Or as they say in Mexico,...SEE ?

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    Re: Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Get ready for a slobberfest about how Obama single-handedly cured the flu and saved the world from the Black Plague.
    Don't forget the pointless attacks against him before he says anything.
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    Re: Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild

    The H1N1 may very well be just a flash in the pan and a horribly over hyped news story though.

    However, the CDC, WHO, Virologist, Microbiologist have all asserted in the past couple years ( especially during the Bird Flu outbreak on Hong Kong and China) that worldwide, deadly epidemic of a flu variation was pretty much inevitable.

    The problem is in the opening days of an outbreak there is very little in the way of judging how infectious it will be, how many people are already infected, and how potent the strain is.

    Ok, this might be a suitable analogy. You live near a volcano and a Volcanologist tells you that it is inevitable this particular volcano is going to explode in the future, could be tomorrow, could be next week, but it will be relatively soon. Well, the local news picks it up and make it breaking news to the town. They go through there usual routine, bring in other Geologist who say it could be absolutely devastating, that you should leave town etc. The mayor gets on T.V and says he urges all residents to remain vigilante and aware of their surroundings. There are a few small tremors, but you think 'Hey, this happens all the time, no need to worry, they are probably hyping it"

    Well, a couple months go by, everyone forgets and boom, there is a large tremor followed by a spew of ash and the pyroclastic flow levels your house. Or another scenario. Two years ago by the volcano never explodes and you think ‘Damn media is always over hyping things’

    All they are trying to do is maintain some balance between doing enough and not evoking a widespread panic.

    Also, it's been reported that many scientists say that even if this does seemingly go away, it could come back pretty ugly at the end of summer or around flu season. Only time will tell

    I personally think it will be relatively mild, but I will by no means dismiss it until it is reasonable to do so.
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