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    Re: Swine Flu

    I'm not worried at all. From what I've heard, it's no worse than the real flu, and I've survived the flu many times before.
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    Unhappy Re: Swine Flu

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Sounds reasonable.

    If the borders were closed, as they should be, wouldn't be any need for funding swine flu pandemic relief up here.

    Besides which, if they can't afford their own healthcare, let them die.
    Every case of the swine flu having been introduced into the United States that I know of involved students and travelers, not illegal immigrants. So, obviously not only can it NOT be blamed on illegals but it clearly demonstrates that even with Soviet Block border containment the flu would still have entered our borders.

    Your remark is both ignorant and appallingly callous.

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    Re: Swine Flu

    I am concerned, but not for myself. I believe that prevention from it spreading to other countries is the most important situation of the looming pandemic. Americans and Mexicans must work together to stop the virus. First off, it will greatly improve our relations if we extend a hand to our neighbors. Otherwise, if this virus makes it's way to an undeveloped country with poor health care (such as India or China), the results would be devastating. Already, we have seen the death tolls in Mexico, hardly a third world country compared to many around the world.

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    Re: Swine Flu

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanitas View Post
    I am concerned, but not for myself. I believe that prevention from it spreading to other countries is the most important situation of the looming pandemic. Americans and Mexicans must work together to stop the virus. First off, it will greatly improve our relations if we extend a hand to our neighbors. Otherwise, if this virus makes it's way to an undeveloped country with poor health care (such as India or China), the results would be devastating. Already, we have seen the death tolls in Mexico, hardly a third world country compared to many around the world.


    Death tolls?


    159 total thus far. SWINE FLU FAIL






    Its all hype.


    it's a mild flu....


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    Re: Swine Flu

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Death tolls?


    159 total thus far. SWINE FLU FAIL






    Its all hype.


    it's a mild flu....
    Sometimes I have a hard time figuring out humans. This is a mild flu; it's going to suck because everyone will get it. Since it's new, no one has anti-bodies for it, and there's not immunization for it. People will die because it is the flu and people do die from the flu. Most of us are just going to get sick for a bit and then get better. There's little to no reason to freak out about this. It just gives us all a good excuse to stay at home and play some World of Warcraft...in fact, what the hell am I doing in lab?

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    Re: Swine Flu

    While I think the media is severely overblowing this....

    Tucker Case did convince me of some things. I can see why this is a legitimate issue, just not as big as the paranoia has built it up to be.

    Yes, the Flu itself has killed far more people thus far this year. HOWEVER, the thing that is supposedly the worrisome part of the Swine Flu is WHO its killing. The majority of Flu deaths generally come from the young, the elderly, or the immune compromised. The Swine Flu, from what I'm understanding, has been taking out normal healty people in their primes. That is a significant difference from what TENDS to happen in regards to the Flu and why this could potentially become something troubling.

    It doesn't justify the paranoia or the over blowing of it by the Media, but some of the people on this forum have at least made me understand its also not just something to completely shrug at and go meh.
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    Re: Swine Flu

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    While I think the media is severely overblowing this....

    Tucker Case did convince me of some things. I can see why this is a legitimate issue, just not as big as the paranoia has built it up to be.

    Yes, the Flu itself has killed far more people thus far this year. HOWEVER, the thing that is supposedly the worrisome part of the Swine Flu is WHO its killing. The majority of Flu deaths generally come from the young, the elderly, or the immune compromised. The Swine Flu, from what I'm understanding, has been taking out normal healty people in their primes. That is a significant difference from what TENDS to happen in regards to the Flu and why this could potentially become something troubling.

    It doesn't justify the paranoia or the over blowing of it by the Media, but some of the people on this forum have at least made me understand its also not just something to completely shrug at and go meh.
    I'm not convinced this is much different from than the regular flu even after what Tuck has said.
    There are various reasons why it could look like it kills more "healthy" people than what really happening.

    Is the definition of what healthy is in Mexico different from what healthy is in the U.S.?

    Are there more or less people who have compromised immune systems in Mexico vs. the U.S.?

    How many unreported cases have there been of this flu? Probably can't answer that but I suspect that there have been many of these.

    These questions need to be answered for me to have any ability to say whether or not this is more dangerous.
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    Re: Swine Flu

    I've decided to joke about the Swine Flu at every single opportunity. A friend coughs in front of me, I take a step back and say "get that piggy **** away from me".

    I tell everybody to make sure they wash their hands because I don't want them to spoil my dinner.

    I feel sorry for the individuals dying from seriously terminal diseases. We're going to throw money at the Swine flu as if it were the American Economy...but it's not the American economy because ailments are not liars.
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    Re: Swine Flu

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    I've decided to joke about the Swine Flu at every single opportunity. A friend coughs in front of me, I take a step back and say "get that piggy **** away from me".

    I tell everybody to make sure they wash their hands because I don't want them to spoil my dinner.

    I feel sorry for the individuals dying from seriously terminal diseases. We're going to throw money at the Swine flu as if it were the American Economy...but it's not the American economy because ailments are not liars.
    I feel the same as you although I'm not trying to wear it out too quick.

    I can't wait for swine flu aid.
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    Re: Swine Flu

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    While I think the media is severely overblowing this....

    Tucker Case did convince me of some things. I can see why this is a legitimate issue, just not as big as the paranoia has built it up to be.

    Yes, the Flu itself has killed far more people thus far this year. HOWEVER, the thing that is supposedly the worrisome part of the Swine Flu is WHO its killing. The majority of Flu deaths generally come from the young, the elderly, or the immune compromised. The Swine Flu, from what I'm understanding, has been taking out normal healty people in their primes. That is a significant difference from what TENDS to happen in regards to the Flu and why this could potentially become something troubling.

    It doesn't justify the paranoia or the over blowing of it by the Media, but some of the people on this forum have at least made me understand its also not just something to completely shrug at and go meh.
    Exactly.

    It may well end up being nothing, but it's too early to say for sure. 159 deaths in a month in a somewhat localized region is enough to give one pause a the very least. Then, the fact that it has been taking out otherwise healthy people also is a factor in being somewhat more cautious.

    What we are seeing is overboard, no doubt, but caution when the situation is not fully known is always the prudent course.

    And for the most part, most things about this flu are not fully known.

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