View Poll Results: How Worried Are You About Swine Flu?

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  • Very Worried (taking precautions)

    6 9.38%
  • Slightly Concerned

    24 37.50%
  • In The Middle (neutral/unsure)

    11 17.19%
  • I Don't Care (no interest/no action)

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    Re: Swine Flu

    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    Amen. Those stupid bastards born in slums into poor families deserve the agonizing deaths they've got coming to them!
    Well, if that's how you think, fine.

    I just don't give a crap about them, and my money shouldn't be taken from me to care for them, because I don't care for them. Here's an idea, for those of you that pretend to care so much: use your own damn money.

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    Re: Swine Flu

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    It now seems likely that this started in the United States and spread to Mexico rather than the other way around.
    Must be a CIA/MinuteMan plot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Furthermore, the people who brought the recent outbreak back to the US were Americans who visited Mexico, not Mexicans who came to the US. What exactly do you mean by "a closed border"? Ban Americans from leaving the country?
    Americans returning home are one thing.

    But you'll figure out what I really meant, someday. It was pretty clear.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    And let them spread it to 50 other people. Preferably to you.
    Sure, I'll take it. I'm not a wuss that gets bogged down by little flu viruses.

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    Re: Swine Flu

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Here's an idea, for those of you that pretend to care so much: use your own damn money.
    I do. All the time. See, I've got this stuff called human compassion, empathy, kindness...you know, feelings. You should try growing some humanity one of these days, see how that works out.


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    Re: Swine Flu

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Must be a CIA/MinuteMan plot.



    Americans returning home are one thing.

    But you'll figure out what I really meant, someday. It was pretty clear.



    Sure, I'll take it. I'm not a wuss that gets bogged down by little flu viruses.
    Your body's response to a flu is not entirely under your control, so saying you're not a wuss does not really help your immune system. Of course, you can be proactive and try to get healthy again by getting rest, fluids, healthy food, etc. but its not really a matter of "I'm a tough guy" syndrome.


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    Re: Swine Flu

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Last time I checked, bananas don't carry swine flu virus and can be imported easily.
    by whom? robots? dropped from storks flying overhead?

    I think you need to think this nonsense out a little more before making an ass of yourself.

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    Re: Swine Flu

    Not worried.


    Its a mild version of the Flu.


    who cares?


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    Re: Swine Flu

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Not worried.


    Its a mild version of the Flu.


    who cares?
    I do. It killed a toddler in Texas. I'm not necessarily worried about it for me, but people around me. Its not killing everyone, but it is for some.


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    Re: Swine Flu

    I believe there's a statistic out there that 12 kids a year die from a Television falling on them.

    Should we start worrying heavily about television falling because a toddler died to one?

    I think the health industry should take note and be prepared for any oddities involved in this. But I think most people should just go about the routine things they should always be doing in regards to staying healthy. For some, this is going on more boarderline panic and paranoia than simply being informed.
    You down with TPP?

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    Re: Swine Flu

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I believe there's a statistic out there that 12 kids a year die from a Television falling on them.

    Should we start worrying heavily about television falling because a toddler died to one?

    I think the health industry should take note and be prepared for any oddities involved in this. But I think most people should just go about the routine things they should always be doing in regards to staying healthy. For some, this is going on more boarderline panic and paranoia than simply being informed.
    You compared this to bird flu earlier, Zyph, and that is not a good comparison. WHO never elevated the threat level to 4 in either of those illnesses, and they are on the verge of lifting it to 5 right now over this flu.

    To put that into perspective, the level system was introduced because of the bird flu, and has never topped 3 since that time over the bird flu. That means that those who know about these things believe this strain is a far more significant risk than the bird flu ever was.

    Instead of using the media's idiocy to gauge the threat level, you should be using the people who never really freaked out about bird flu as your gauge.

    The biggest difference being human-to-human transmission. This is not occurring with the bird flu at high rates, but is with swine flu.

    Reasonable precautions would be appropriate in this scenario. For example: I would normally not seek immediate medical attention if I had flu-like symptoms. I would rest and take fluids. Now, If I have flu-like symptoms I will seek medical attention. I will also replace my normal friendly handshake with an Obama-approved terrorist fist-bump and wash my hands more often after contacting other people.

    I'm not about to stockpile surgical masks or anything, but I think reasonable precautions are warranted in this scenario.

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    Re: Swine Flu

    Marine Corps Base 29 Palms has its first Swine Flu patient.

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