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brettdale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:06 PM
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Swine Flu
I may be having my head in the sand, but I wasnt scared of y2k, I wasnt scared of bird flu, I wasnt scared of the big bad terrorist who was going coming and get me, I wasnt scared of the immigrants in my neighborhood, and I anit scare of swine flu, although im sure some company will want me to buy a shot for it to keep me safe.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:08 PM
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1. could be the "cry wolf" syndrome
ye never really know :o
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:47 PM
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4. Well remember, peter is the WHO and the wolf is the pandemic
that we are overdue for... 1918, 1957, 1968

And in the end Peter did face a wolf

And you really do not want to know some of the bad jokes a few WHO delegates made in '96 the first time they blew the horn

That was the year I first heard of BIRD FLU...
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:57 PM
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7. yup, that's what I'm saying too
we've been warned about so many things that never pan out we're starting to ho-hum every alert
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:10 PM
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2. i just read that a vaccine against this particular H1N1 strain...
...would take months to develop.

If this does turn out to be an epidemic---the bulk of the damage would probably be done before a vaccine could
be developed.

I don't think I'd trust big Pharma on something like this.

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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:45 PM
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3. what about that corn virus?
i heard that was going to cripple the world.....
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:48 PM
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5. And I hope that measures in the field will lead to another dud
and your cynicism is fed.
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:50 PM
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6. we've already had it
it was nasty. It knocks you off your feet for a few days. Temp 101, cough, headache, weak limbs etc
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:30 PM
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9. Did they take samples and send to CDC for very specific testing?
Otherwise you can only suspect you had it
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:57 PM
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8. knowledge is power
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