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    the last flu pandemic killed 40 million

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/2009/04/28/fast-and-deadly-115875-21314262/

    As the virus spreads it is feared to mutate further, becoming stronger. We can't predict what's going to happen but I can't help but worry slightly. But... as a friend put it, it would solve the unemployment problem :eek:
     
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    I finally realised what this monkey is up to: he's coughing, then running off to spread flu elsewhere:

    :mold:


    This might sound sick, but I'll be disapointed if this turn out to be nothing in some kind of way.
     
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    I don't know about this. I refuse to panic about something that doesn't seem to be a problem right now.

    I think we over-hype things WAY too much. I mean, I was in china town in Toronto during the SARS crisis, and I'm still alive.
     
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    Wh00t. No suspected cases in the NT.
     
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    One of the girls we carpool every day with is going to Mexico on Monday for a holiday. When she gets back I know I'm going to feel a bit nervous sharing that breathing space with her.
    If I could afford it I would buy some supplies.
     
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    i was talking with mom the other day about this... she used to be a nurse...

    this swine virus doesn't kill, just makes you sick...

    .. the hype is about pork... which drives the pork prices higher...

    ... and once food prices rises, they DON'T come back down...





    that's the same thing that happened to the price of chicken...


    ... look at this recession... the government and their tactics... such shame...
     
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    Wouldn't the pork prices decrease if people were worried about eating pork?
     
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    People shouldn't eat pigs anyway. They're too intelligent and sociable to be treated as a meat product.

    To add something useful to this opinion, I've been making a list of recommended herbal supplements I'm going to stock up on to aid my immune system avoid/ defend against this flu virus. Here it is in case anyone else wants to do the same:

    The swine flu - f*** to you! List:

    Echinacea purpura
    Garlic
    Cloves
    Ginger
    Licorice root
    Oregano
    St. John's wort
    Green tea

    Fruits:

    Cranberry
    Freshly prepared apple juice
    Black Elderberry

    The Echinacea and the garlic are probably the most effective. Some are still dubious about the beneficial effects of these, but I'd rather take a chance on using them than on not using them during a flu pandemic. There are other useful herbs as well, but these are all quite easy to get hold of. Some recommend ginseng, but it can have weird side effects so I wouldn't take it myself.

    Obviously, this herbal stuff is preventative at best, and may ease symptoms, but If I actually get the flu, I will demand tamiflu from my doctor, and hope there's some left.

    Good luck to all of you. Let's hope it's not as bad as the doom-mongers are predicting.
     
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