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)

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Thread: Swine Flu

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    Swine Flu

    What do you feel? Honestly.


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    Re: Swine Flu

    Very Worried (taking precautions)

    Although it's never possible to predict influenza pandemics, this seems like as good a candidate as any to become a major catastrophe. If it becomes a pandemic, it could absolutely devastate the world, killing more people than the Black Death or HIV. It's not really a question of IF something like this could happen, but when.

    It doesn't help matters that there are people in my office who travel back and forth to Mexico City and San Luis Potosi all the time, or that people from those cities are constantly visiting my office. I'm buying a surgical mask tomorrow. If this flu fizzles out, I'll keep it around. At some point in my lifetime, a pandemic flu is a virtual certainty.
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    Re: Swine Flu

    slightly worried. I live in a rural area and am currently taking no precautions. The minute it shows up anywhere near my area I would pull the kids from school and bunker down for a bit.

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    Re: Swine Flu

    I live in Texas, F my life.

    Right now I'm just gonna wash my hands more and try to keep everything relatively clean, 'cause as college kid my room is pretty messy. I would say I'm slightly concerned, although I am still taking SOME precautions.
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    Re: Swine Flu

    I am hoping this wakes people up from their "omg taxes, boo" Zombie-mode.
    Taxes are the least of our worries, as it should be.
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    Re: Swine Flu

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    I am hoping this wakes people up from their "omg taxes, boo" Zombie-mode.
    Taxes are the least of our worries, as it should be.
    government failing to prevent or handle more problems isn't going to make me stop complaining about paying high taxes. About 1/3 of my productivity currently takes the form fo taxes BTW.

    I think you have it wrong on who is walking around in zombie mode.

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    Re: Swine Flu

    I intend to wash or rinse the tops of beer cans before drinking from them.

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    Re: Swine Flu

    I am slightly concerned, as I believe New Zealand has a very good defence system in place, even though 10 people in New Zealand are suspected of having swine flu, but we'll have to wait and see for the test results to be confirmed by the WHO.

    Being 2000 KMs from the nearest landmass is our first, and foremost defence, and New Zealand traditionally has a very, very strick quarantine in back-up, in case anything happens, the back-up plan has been practiced regularly, I would think, so I'm pretty happy with the system

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    Re: Swine Flu

    I tried to get worried but all I got was ho hum.
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    Re: Swine Flu

    Very worried.

    Taking precautions, i live in a highly populated city so if it spreads here, we're all going to die; those in the city anyway. It's time like this i wish i was living in the country.
    But thankfully - Labour has enough of the anti biotics for just over half the UK Population and is prepared for such an event.


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