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Old 04-26-2009, 11:42 AM   #1
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I think its just a bunch of BS. Probably going to turn out like the whole bird flu pandemic that was going to wipe out half the world. The news is just looking for a story.
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Old 04-26-2009, 12:06 PM   #2
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The news isn't "looking for a story". This is a story. Over 60 people have already died and it's possible it's already spread to New Zealand. A risk of a pandemic is nothing to take lightly, especially since people are constantly traveling in today's age and a potentially fatal virus that no known human is immune to can easily spread from person to person.
But is the news overreacting a bit right now? Of course they are. Media in America overreacts to just about everything or just simply ignores it. There's no in between.
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Old 04-26-2009, 12:17 PM   #3
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Everyone is already dead.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:48 PM   #4
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That is a very morbid and depressing outlook...?

I dunno insan3. If it's speaking about something like a risk of an epidemic, like Zetex said, I wouldn't just brush it off or take it lightly. Even if they are just looking for a story, it's still unwise to blow it off like it's nothing. I saw a headline a few days ago saying something pertaining to drugs being found in certain water supplies, and I told it to a person I was with at the time and she completely ignored me. Then later I asked her why she ignored me, and her reasoning was because even if that were true, there was "nothing she could do about it anyway", and then her second reason was because "If we drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt us." (Mark 16:18), to which I could only reply with a blank stare. I realize that's not exactly your case. I just need to rant about it because I' constantly surrounded by this irrational behavior, and only recently am I beginning to question it.

But anyway, I think being at least somewhat concerned is a good thing.

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Old 04-26-2009, 09:07 PM   #5
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We're all gonna die...for real this time...no seriously.
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:08 PM   #6
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Eventually.
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:15 AM   #7
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Yeah I'm not sure. I guess I shouldnt take it lightly, I just think like you guys said its being over hyped at this point, but who knows, it could turn out to be nothing or really the next pandemic.
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:46 AM   #8
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Gotta love the hype on these animal viruses!
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:10 AM   #9
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Gotta love the hype on these animal viruses!
not really... in fact every time i see one i get angry...


whenever the news goes overboard about some kind of flu / aids / virus, we become a little more and more desensitized each time. to the point where a REAL epidemic breaks out, the news screams out HOLY CRAP ITS GONNA KILL EVERYONE, and we don't believe them. hell it is already happening in some people. they completely disregard news because it lies or its biased or its simply out to make you watch the ads and make them money.
news makers never heard the story bout the boy who cried wolf..
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:58 AM   #10
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not really... in fact every time i see one i get angry...


whenever the news goes overboard about some kind of flu / aids / virus, we become a little more and more desensitized each time. to the point where a REAL epidemic breaks out, the news screams out HOLY CRAP ITS GONNA KILL EVERYONE, and we don't believe them. hell it is already happening in some people. they completely disregard news because it lies or its biased or its simply out to make you watch the ads and make them money.
news makers never heard the story bout the boy who cried wolf..
Thats kinda what I was thinking too. No ones died except for in MExico right?

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Old 04-27-2009, 02:42 PM   #11
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chicken pox = cock pox
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:49 PM   #12
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CDC page for anybody who cares.

And people wonder why I don't eat pork. Pigs are fucking dirty.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:29 PM   #13
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i dont like pork either
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:13 PM   #14
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Ive really never been a fan of it either. Its all right, but Id much rather have beef
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:31 PM   #15
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I guess it wasn't the best time to play pandemic...
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:53 PM   #16
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*aaaachoooooooo*

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*sniff*
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:02 PM   #17
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A swine flu outbreak in Fort Dix, New Jersey occurred in 1976 that caused more than 200 cases with serious illness in several people and one death.
It's over, we're finished.
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:23 PM   #18
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It's over, we're finished.
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Medical historians and epidemiologists say there are many differences between the relatively benign 1976 outbreak and the current strain of swine flu that is spreading across the globe.
http://www.time.com/time/health/arti...894129,00.html

Here's a neat little Google Maps tracker of the flu. It's updated usually before it even hits the news.
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...,63.896484&z=4
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:33 PM   #19
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well apparently you treat the flu like anyother flu, just stay inside if you're sick, wash hands regularly and stuff like that
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:41 AM   #20
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oh no...
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:21 AM   #21
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CDC page for anybody who cares.

And people wonder why I don't eat pork. Pigs are fucking dirty.
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i dont like pork either
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Ive really never been a fan of it either. Its all right, but Id much rather have beef
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Can I get swine influenza from eating or preparing pork?
No. Swine influenza viruses are not spread by food. You cannot get swine influenza from eating pork or pork products. Eating properly handled and cooked pork products is safe.
it stated that eating pork is safe no less than three times.. yet you all still start talking about how dangerous eating pork can be?
people are stupid
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:40 PM   #22
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Or they're Jewish.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:22 PM   #23
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it stated that eating pork is safe no less than three times.. yet you all still start talking about how dangerous eating pork can be?
people are stupid
Pigs are still fucking disgusting. And pork tastes like shit.

And nobody you quoted said anything about pork being dangerous.
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:35 PM   #24
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It was only implied by you.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:13 PM   #25
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it stated that eating pork is safe no less than three times.. yet you all still start talking about how dangerous eating pork can be?
people are stupid
I never said it was dangerous. I was just respoding to Dudeo by saying I didnt like it either.
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