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Discussion in 'Health and Lifestyle' started by WillowTree, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. WillowTree
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    why is this regime making such a big freaking deal outta the flu this season. We have thousands of deaths due to flu every year but suddenly it's a big fricking deal.. I don't get it. Is it political??
     
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    It's not political. The difference between swine flu and the traditional flu in terms of public health impact is that swine flu, according to projections, will cause as much harm in terms of hospital admissions and deaths as all the forms of traditional flu do in a normal year. A doubling of deaths is going to worry people, even if it's the doubling of a low level.
     
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    No, it's political, thus why they keep using it. Our population world wide is almost 8 billion, so even doubled it's less than 1% of the population effected.
     
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    . : The Great Pandemic : : The United States in 1918-1919 : .

    that was the last huge ass pandemic....estimates range that it may have killed 20% of the world...many factors were in play but the same factors are in play today....

    the regular flu kills about 36 k a year....(find your own mothering url) mostly older people who die due to the opportunist diseases....

    now take this flu...kills the young and strong....that i think is the main worry..it causes healty people to die fast....why are obama etc making a big deal of it...they dont wanna be caught doing nothing if it hits..that is the way of the american medical system....cover your ass....

    unfortunately the flu shots are just for show and tell.

    may the fates and muses be kind if this flu mutates and hits everyone hard.
     
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    my advice...stock up on flu meds...to treat the symptoms....but my advice is free...and that is what its worth.
     
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    Wash your hands. Frequently.
     
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    I predict a large amount of chicken and rice soup, chicken and noodle soup and home-made chicken pastry will get eaten this year during the flu season!
     
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    A few years ago, when natural gas prices went up, we started lowering our thermostat in the winter. We keep it at about 64/65 during the day, inch it up to 67 around dinner, then keep it around 62 when we sleep. We wash our hands (yeah, even the kids) frequently. I clean w/bleach and wash things like door knobs, handles, keyboards, phones, etc. Don't know if any or all of this keeps the germs and bugs at bay but we haven't been sick - none of us - with anything other than an occasional cold in a long, long time. And this coming from a household where strep throat used to be our middle name. While the hand-washing and cleaning has always been done, it wasn't until we lowered the heat in the winter that we started getting sick less and less.
     
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    Fear. Only Obamacare can save you.
     
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    that's right.....it's just fear - there is no such thing as the flu:eusa_whistle:
     

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