Swine flu: How concerned are you?
- 04-29-2009, 06:30 PM
Swine flu: How concerned are you?
Not sure if there is already a thread about this. I couldn't find one.
How concerned are you? What safety measures are you taking?
Do you stock food?
Do you buy masks? If yes, what kind of masks? I heard N95 aren't safe and
that only nanomasks do they job. Is this true? But those nanomasks cost
a lot of money, too. Not sure if they are worth it. I cannot afford to pay
that much money for a mask which can only be used once that's sick.
- 04-29-2009, 06:32 PM
04-29-2009, 06:34 PM
But the WHO is already at level 5! What if this is some kind of "Outbreak" scenario and the public isn't told how serious it really is?
04-29-2009, 06:40 PM
It definitly something too keep an eye on. But I'm not going Millenium bug over it or anything. I'll save the building of an underground school bus bunker for later.
04-29-2009, 06:41 PM
I'm in a bubble; didn't hear about this till now lol. I'm 6 weeks behind in the Economist, got no cable, and am reading other books/lifting weights
04-29-2009, 06:44 PM
I think being aware of this and paying attention the news and also independent news is important. If this stuff keeps spreading it can become dangerous pretty fast + the joke is that the masks which you see them handing out in the news like candy don't work. They look like simple surgeon masks which are absolutely useless against a virus. I cannot imagine that they don't know this. Maybe they don't have the more expensive masks in huge numbers or they don't care.
04-29-2009, 06:52 PM
I agree that it is overhyped as of late. Definitely need to avoid the news and wash our hands! I think the masks only help with its transmission which I thought I heard it was from coughing and sneezing. At least those were the 2 most common transmitters. Just like the normal influenza.
04-29-2009, 06:56 PM
No more concerned than I would be about getting the "good'ol" flu. Already had it once this year, and it sucked.
04-29-2009, 07:36 PM
not concerned at all - as a matter of fact, you can get a really good deal on a vacation to a resort in mexico - cheap lodging and airfare. i'm thinking of taking a trip down there next month.
04-30-2009, 03:40 AM
04-30-2009, 04:01 AM
It is treatable, and has killed a whopping 75 in the US so far....call me when it kills 347,742 in 3 months...then we will talk.
Stupid panzy arse people so afraid of a bug...embrace death if it comes.
04-30-2009, 04:07 AM
1. It's the flu
2. The news channels have been slow...nothing like causing mass hysteria in order to get people to tune in to your tv shows for 24 hour updates
3. I agree withe Zero...call me when people start dying off in large numbers
4. Remember...the flu that happens on a yearly basis kills over 300,000 people a year
5. IT'S THE FLU!!!!!!!!!!!!
04-30-2009, 04:49 AM
My employer is taking it very seriously.
They have just issued a Swine flu procedure handbook.
I was real pleased to see that I have been given the role of Swine flu pandemic coordinator for our region.
Here's hoping it doesn't get to be a pandemic.
04-30-2009, 11:06 AM
04-30-2009, 11:14 AM
04-30-2009, 11:19 AM
04-30-2009, 11:20 AM
04-30-2009, 11:36 AM
04-30-2009, 06:56 PM
Really not worried about it. IMHO, it would be taking the proper precautions to the regular flu during cold/flu season....wash your hands often, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, try to avoid sick people and just stay in over all good health. Its the "unknowing/not knowing" factor that is driving the hysteria behind this sh*t, just stay cool and think clearly and you will be ok.
04-30-2009, 07:38 PM
Anyway, the news even mentioned this as a possible bioterrism attack. You have got to be fuking kidding me. What kind of lame ass terrorists give people the flu? If there was an ebola outbreak or something like that then lets start throwing the word "terrorism" around. But seriously, terrorists spreading the flu! 24 hour news is ridiculous..
04-30-2009, 10:46 PM
05-01-2009, 03:39 AM
This is getting completely blown out of perportion. I work in an ER. The other night was completely nuts. There was a line out the front door. People need to keep in mind on average 36,000 people die every year from the regular flu. 150 people died in mexico city out of 3 million. The media just needs ratings. Before this was bird flu, West Nile, SARS, Anthrax, ect.
05-01-2009, 03:44 AM
Gotta do a power point presentation to my staff on the potential risks of the swine flu.
At least I've organized it at a venue so we can score a free lunch.
05-01-2009, 06:20 AM
It has only killed 1 not 75 and that 1 was from Mexico. It has a lower death rate than that of the regular flu that kills a lot of people.
Not worried and not buying into the frenzy.
05-01-2009, 08:35 AM
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