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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by invisibledemon, May 6, 2009.

  1. invisibledemon

    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    Relatives grieve for Texas woman with flu who died


    i just dont understand why they are making such a big deal blowing this swine flu crap up so big.
    last i heard there was only about 400 cases WORLDWIDE. out of billions and billions of people, theres 400 cases, and thats a big deal?

    no they post that article, oh, she died of the swine flu, its getting worse, but:
    clearly she was already sick, and most likely going to die giving birth.
    they didnt actually say she died of swine flu, but the media is already hyping it up.

    clearly these people already had compromised immune systems, and could have been killed by a common cold.
    or worse, the evil pneumonia.



    am i the only one who gets the feeling they really dont have a clue what they are talking about?


    this just really pisses me off.

    /rant.
     
  2. Drake

    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    Its simply miss direction. When flu season actually gets going there is a chance that H1N1 will come back even stronger and more resistant. This is what happens when you dont let your kids eat bugs and dirt. Notice how all off the shelf cleaners claim to kill 99% of germs? Well guess what the 1% consists of, the biggest baddest bugs out there.
     
  3. INJEN78

    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    what the hell does h1n1 stand for anyway??
    is it just a codename they gave it like they give tornadoes and storms..or does it stand for something like h2o...and i have eaten alot of dirt and bigs in my life...no wonder i dont have h1n1
     
  4. invisibledemon

    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    we're sure you have.

    but, yeah, the fact that kids no longer go out and play has abig effect on this.
    i remember waking up at 7am, getting kicked out of the house and not being allowed back in until lunch, then back out til dinner, then out til curfew.
    we were never clean, always out getting dirty, cutting ourselves, eating food we dropped and shit like that, being a kid.
    now, they just stay inside playing video games, what ever happened to video games being a rainy day thing.
     
  5. INJEN78

    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    exactly..that generation stopped with my age...i was probably one of the very last generations of kids that were always outside..now i see the new stage with my siblings and its kinda sad.
     
  6. D16Civic

    D16Civic Matt

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    Don't know about the rest of the country, but here in the Detroit area they have closed some schools for the week to clean and sanitize them. It seems a little overboard obviously, but it's how people react these days.
     
  7. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    I just wanna know what happened to mad cow, west nile, saars (sp?), e coli, all those other diseases/viruses that come around every few months, everyone freaks out for a few weeks then forget about it until the next new thing comes around.
     
  8. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    after the initial freak out wears off, people lose interest, and it doesnt sell news any more
    so they need to find a new "pandemic plague" to blow out of proportion to get people scared shitless and keep them glued to the news
     
  9. Briansol

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    The numbers refer to the types of antigens/proteins that are found on their
    surface. These are proteins that allow the virus to attach and enter the
    host cell. Because there is variety in all proteins and they mutate over
    time, there are different versions of each protein. The N stands for
    neuraminidase and the H stands for hemaglutinin. So H5N1 is a virus that
    has the "5th" type of H gene and the "1st" type of N gene. I don't know if
    they are named in the order in which they were discovered. What scientists
    worry about is that more than one of these viruses can inhabit a host cell
    at the same time. If one is the H5N1 version that so far only infects birds
    and can't spread from human to human, and another is say H3N2, which is able
    to spread between humans are inhabiting the same cell and exchange parts,
    the bird flu would be able to spread from person to person. Viruses mutate
    very rapidly and there is nothing that says it WILL do this-it may never
    happen. But it COULD happen, and it is good that the CDC and the WHO are
    monitoring the situation and trying to be prepared in case it does.
     
  10. INJEN78

    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    got it...h2o FTW
     
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    Dihydrous oxide FTW
     
  13. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Yeah, that is fairly ridiculous.
     
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