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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 07:26 PM
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Pres Obama greeted by Swine Flu victim who died following day
'Last night it was reported that President Obama had met one of the possible victims earlier this month.
He was greeted on his visit to Mexico City on April 16 by archaeologist Felipe Solis, who died the following day from flu-like symptoms.'

Full Article:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1173263/Killer-pig-flu-threat-UK-BA-crew-member-rushed-hospital-68-die-outbreak.html

It seems like it is past the incubation period for President Obama. Still, I find it worrisome.

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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 07:28 PM
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1. I have a hard time believing this story.
You just don't drop dead from the flu after displaying symptoms over 1 day. I'm not saying it isn't true, but it seems incredible.
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bottomtheweaver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 07:30 PM
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3. It does seem.. odd.
Let's hope it's a "typo."
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 07:33 PM
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5. It was pretty shocking to read.
I don't know what to believe. I'm not sure why someone would make that up, though. As far as I know President Obama is fine. As for the victim, perhaps he'd been sick for a few days but had continued working.

That so many people have died in Mexico, from what is described as a mild illness here in the states, makes no sense to me. I have no medical training, however, so what I think means little.
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captainjack08 Donating Member (137 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:07 PM
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8. Its coming from the UK daily mail...
...UK Daily dispenser of mind numbing bullshit like UFO stories and YellowCake Niger Docs bullshit:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-470579/UFO-sightings-bring-town-standstill.html

They are simply fanning the flames...
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bottomtheweaver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 07:29 PM
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2. Geez, what did that archaeologist know anyway?
This is definitely out of the amazing coincidence range.
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Phoebe Loosinhouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 07:31 PM
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4. Did the archaeologist not feel sick before meeting our President?
It is possible. The 1918 epidemic reported seemingly healthy people literally "dropping in their tracks" as they walked down the street.
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bottomtheweaver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 07:34 PM
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6. Still you'd think the guy would be wise to his own health.
It's not like some urchin from a favela running up to hug the president.
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 07:35 PM
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7. A lot of people
Edited on Sat Apr-25-09 07:38 PM by Control-Z
continue working when they first get ill. That is my best guess. Or maybe he could not pass up the opportunity to meet our president.
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zeemike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:11 PM
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9. Didn't Obama have a cold when he was at one of those meetings
overseas?
I seem to remember something about that.
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:20 PM
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14. Now that you mention it,
I think I do recall something about him having a cold. But I don't remember where or when. He has appeared healthy enough, though, thank goodness. Just the idea that he was exposed to a deadly virus is sobering. I wonder when he became aware of of all this.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:35 PM
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22. That was in Europe
Before Mexico.
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:49 PM
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23. there you go, it's OBAMA who's spreading the swine flu!
he's taken it all around the world already! we are dumed!
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:15 PM
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10. WOW you think it's a Freeper plot????
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:18 PM
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11. I like your graphic. You seem to be getting perturbed by the OMGness
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:21 PM
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16. I am just generally perturbed
And I keep forgetting to eat today so my blood sugar is affecting my OMGness.

:hi:
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:20 PM
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15. I'm stealing your gif.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:22 PM
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18. It's EVERYONES gif, you are kindly welcome.
Perfect for those situations when words are just not enough.
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:24 PM
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19. I guess you do. n/t
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Blue Diadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:19 PM
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12. AP reports the man died a week later.
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:22 PM
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17. A week
seems more likely.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:20 PM
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13. Obamacide! He was Vince Fostered! Alert the freepers!
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:33 PM
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20. I wonder if there are people..
Edited on Sat Apr-25-09 08:34 PM by stillcool
that volunteer to be biological weapons. I'm sure I've seen it in a movie.
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:29 AM
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24. Anyone who is willing to
strap on a bomb probably would. :scared:

I do not think that is the case in Mexico, though.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 08:34 PM
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21. So it's an assasination attempt?
:wtf:
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