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125 Responses to US Declares Public Health Emergency For Swine Flu

  1. Profile photo of JaLacaob
    JaLacaob Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 12:00 pm
    Link: US Declares Public Health Emergency For Swine Flu - 20 confirmed cases in California, Texas, Ohio, New York, Kansas and dozens dying in Mexico! Thoughts? Tips? Anything?
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    minicabbage Male 13-17
    104 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 12:20 pm
    atleast we will get a healthy tan whilst dying of flu in 2012
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    From what I`ve seen on the news, it seems to be deadly in Mexico, but fairly harmless in the United States. Could it be related to our love of vaccines?
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    ragon2727 Male 18-29
    30 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 12:26 pm
    Vaccines arn`t much help, but drugs like Tamiflu have been very successfull in combating this.
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    britt566 Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 12:26 pm
    I live in ohio. I`m not that scared though
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    How about we CLOSE OUR FU¢KING BORDERS.>-(

    We`ve already got the anti-vaccine retards to fight, now we have to worry about the swine flu walking into our southwestern states.

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    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
    838 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 12:29 pm
    I can`t imagine how this is clogging up the emergancy rooms. Every fool with the sniffles is going to be in there in a panic. Which going to cause a crap load of problems getting care to really sick people >-(
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 12:31 pm
    I wonder how the earthquake in Mexico will help this.
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    KeePay Male 18-29
    494 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 12:31 pm
    Health scare, not going to cause a pandemic.

    It`s like people keep forgetting about things like West Nile, bird flu, and MRSA. And there was already a swine flu scare in the 70s which proved to be minor.

    But I`m not saying that there shouldn`t be at least SOME precautions taken; no one wants another 1918. But a panic never helps anyone.

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    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
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    April 27, 2009 at 12:32 pm
    Baelzar
    Use your goddamn head. You honestly think its mexicans walking the flu over?! NO its americans looking for a cheap vacation traveling there and bringing it back.
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    MrGuy Male 18-29
    138 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 12:37 pm
    Just lock yourself in a room and stop breathing, then you wont die of swine flu.
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    Hey pixiechick:

    I live in the Southwest U.S. and work in the travel industry.

    I`ve forgotten more about Mexico travel (which is relatively DEAD, btw, due to the spreading border violence), Mexico in general and illegal aliens than you will ever know.

    Go wag your finger in the mirror and remind yourself not to talk about that which you know nothing.

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    minicabbage Male 13-17
    104 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 12:43 pm
    I`ve totally got the solution!
    So human beings are only allowed to make contact on friday`s via the i-a-b communique open forum.
    No other point.
    But as the founder of this law I want atleast 1 trillion % of the advertising income.

    No... make that 1 millllllion!!!!!!!!

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 12:46 pm
    I wasnt scared of it until today when my psychology teacher with a Masters in Microbiology told us to worry about it...then again I cant get sick, im invisible! (i know)
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    McBonakins Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 12:48 pm
    I don`t think it`ll be too much of a problem. The CDC seems to say `wash your hands and don`t play with sketchy pork and you should be fine`... If there were something really to worry about I`m pretty sure they`d put up a few more precautionary measures on their website.

    As to residents of Mexico bringing it over the border... I live 35 minutes from the border and there are no cases here. More interesting, the majority of this city is not Hispanic. And yes, there is quite a bit of travel by Americans to Mexico... hell, I plan to in about 6 weeks.

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    zazuch Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    i like how the who doesn`t know why its fatal in mexico and not us......

    I am not expert but i am assuming that it maybe because of our general raised standard of living. We have cleaner almost everything and the money to go see doctors if we get sick and then have the money for the drugs.

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    xboxman Male 13-17
    381 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 12:52 pm
    I remember back in the day all we had to worrie about was west nile... o wait...
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    April 27, 2009 at 12:52 pm
    These stories always make me wonder just what else is going on that we really SHOULD be panicking about, but now our attention is diverted.
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    maedene Male 18-29
    291 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 12:55 pm
    KILL ALL THE PIGS!!!
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    britt566 Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 1:04 pm
    Now let`s watch south park make fun of this!
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    Oystah I totally agree.

    Flu-like symptoms? Wash your hands. Cover your mouth when you sneeze. Don`t be touching everything, use a tissue. Easy enough.

    It`s probably fatal in Mexico because (brace yourself, potential hot button) they possibly don`t have as advanced medical care as we do. I`m not sure why, but what else is going on in the world that might be sneaking around this "headline"?!

    Besides, if you keep sanitary, you`re chances of getting sick are slimmer, also keeping your immune system healthy is a great way too.

    So keep calm, stress weakens.

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    SyXxlunatic Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    *puts on gask mask, hides in basement and eats canned tuna* Pennsylvania is prepared. (or at least my part is)
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    itsonly4ever Female 13-17
    72 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    honestly?
    im really just waiting for something to happen legitimately. then maybe i`ll be afraid of these "warnings". but until then, i dont really give a damn anymore.
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    eggsnham Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2009 at 1:22 pm
    if this becomes a pandemic
    pros: NO SCHOOL WHOO!!
    cons: you might die
    BUT THE PRO IS SO AWESOME WHOOO!!!
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    Nido nailed it.
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    luda16 Male 18-29
    206 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    for the time being i`ve converted to the muslum religion..
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    Mantolwen Female 18-29
    387 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    We got two as well, in Scotland. So I think that makes it worse over here as a percentage of population. WE`RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!

    Or not.

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    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
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    April 27, 2009 at 1:32 pm
    Baelzar
    Yeah I would know nothing about living on a border of a country full of people who hate their leader and want to leave... oh wait I live 40 minute from the US border. Blaming Mexicans for the disease really only makes you sound like a dumb redneck. The best part about your little theory is that all of the confirmed cases are along the northern border of the us there are primarily only suspected cases near the us/ mexico bored. Kinda screws that up a little doesn`t it?
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 1:33 pm
    mexico`s health system is not what you would call tier 1.
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    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 1:33 pm
    I guess this is a bad time to reveal the latest and greatest in food innovation?


    A bacon cone filled with scrambled eggs and country gravy topped with a biscuit.

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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
    3299 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 1:33 pm
    i mean people are still dying of cholera over there.
  32. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 1:34 pm
    Its only flu. 1000 people infected, 62 killed. Thats 6.2% mortality. In Mexico. Sure it`ll suck for society if loads of people start falling ill, but as a healthy person between ages 14 and 50 I`d be thankful to get it so that I could put it down as Extenuating Circumstances for the dissertaion I`m writing. :->
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 1:34 pm
    that looks bomb randy
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    ninjacache Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 1:34 pm
    No need to be alarmed. It`s just a viral ad (pun intended) for Pandemic 3.
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    Crabes Male 30-39
    1285 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 1:41 pm
    this is a pandemic we will all turn into zombies with flu
  36. Profile photo of Chac
    Chac Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 1:45 pm
    I`m from Mexico... well the northern part, we only have 1 case of a person that died of swine flu, this happened because she thought it was regular flu and didn`t go to the doctor until it was too late.

    The reason people are dying over here is because we have a culture of not going to the doctor and self-medicate ourselves.

    The decease is deadly in Mexico... but also in the U.S, Europe, hell, anywhere if it isn`t treated on time.

    So... drink your vitamin C and if you have any flu symptoms, GO TO YOUR DOCTOR! Don`t drink Nyquil or any of that s@#t.

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    jar-head Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    zombies? ya sure?
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    DarPho Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 1:54 pm
    There`s already zombies walking all over the streets of northern Mexico (yeah, I`m mexican too). Crazy sneezing zombies that won`t cover their mouths!!! Ewwww....

    Anyway, it`s not that big a deal in the middle classes. Biggest issue is with the lower classes and it`s not because of crappy healthcare, as long as you have a job and are registered in mexican social security, not a problem.

    The issue in mexico is as someone already pointed out that most have the habit of not going to the doctor when sick and simply self medicating. So there, Mexico might not be a first world country but at least give us the benefit of the doubt and call us second world, lol.

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    cahalla Female 18-29
    961 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 2:05 pm
    Guys--- its just a harser version of the normal flu. You need to seek medical attention immediately and you should be ok.

    Dont touch your eyes/nose/mouth without washing your hands with SOAP and water, dont forget about your nails...
    You can carry hand sanitizer, but dont go crazy with it.
    Keep up to date w/ www.cdc.gov

    If you`re really freaked about- wear gloves and a mask.

    ha.

    We`ll be fine guys.

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    cahalla Female 18-29
    961 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 2:07 pm
    oh yea, but with that said- 40 confirmed cases now. lol.

    Also, for all the people saying its just "mexicans" bringing it over... seriously.. we just had SPRING BREAK do you know how many people travel to MEXICO on spring break... think about that before blaming the people... w/ traveling and airports, so many people could catch w/ just a few infected who vacationed there, so just folow the rules and wash wash wash

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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 2:08 pm
    come on, if something has the potential to do in the human race, at least give it a sweet name so humans dont look like such b!tches.
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    xxamsey Female 18-29
    858 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 2:16 pm
    I volunteer at the hospital, and I`m not allowed to (says my boss) until this whole thing is over, haha.
    There`s no confirmed cases in Ontario yet, but then again, people really don`t wanna be diagnosed with the swine flu. I bet hundreds are just going "Naw, it`s a regular flu" because they don`t wanna be all confined and whatnot.
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    jdillard Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 2:21 pm
    This does not seem near as bad as they are making it out to be. Just causing a panic as always.

    Its all because of Hurricane Katrina. The US Government didnt do enough as far as the victims are concerned (I felt they did fine, they need to get over and quit living in a bowl near the gulf) So now they will over react to everything.

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    w31rd0 Female 13-17
    142 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 2:29 pm
    I read in the Toronto Star this morning that at this point, swine flu has just as likely a chance to die down within the next few weeks as it does growing into something REALLY worth worrying about.

    right now people need to chill, keep a positive attitude, and pray if they`re into that kind of thing...

    I`m going to mexico this summer for a month and a half and quite frankly I`m not all that scared.

    tl;dr ppl need 2 chyll mang

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    steve41high Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 2:31 pm
    i blame the french
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    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2009 at 2:33 pm
    I`ve already seen numerous threads on forums and /b/ on what they should take with them in their survival bag... in which they mainly include guns and provisions to survive for at least 180 days in case of zombie madness... People are drating retarded. Even though preparing can never be a bad thing, IT`S A GODDAMN FLU FOR dratS SAKE. IT WON`T TURN YOU IN A ZOMBIE. STOP PANICKING.
    I`m serious though, it`s just a really bad flu. some medicines they developed for the bird flu are highly effective and can be found in almost EVERY hospital because they`re storing it up (in case of a bird flu outbreak). It`s ironic how the precautions we are taking against the bird flu will save us from the swine flu.
    Last time I`m saying this: stop panicking, the world won`t end.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 2:35 pm
    we are fine, thanks for the 200 million btw
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    Xutar Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    xkcd.com
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    Iroj Female 18-29
    960 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 2:42 pm
    HOMG!! Tape up your windows and buy gas masks!!! WE R DOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    krath Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 2:54 pm
    For people wondering why this is such a big deal I`ve provided a link.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30423369/

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    meowmeowmeow Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2009 at 3:06 pm
    drat this
    I`m 11 year old am I`m reading adult comments and I`m like wtf?
    anyway you gise are overeacting. 5 cases in ny, i live in brooklyn
    SO? WHO CARES? UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS TO YOU
    I hope the end of the world people would just s shut up
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    Concetra Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 3:07 pm
    i live in new york. :(
  53. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 3:11 pm
    Anyone remember bird flu? Or SARS?
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 3:13 pm
    Concetra
    Male, 18-29, Eastern US
    660 Posts Monday, April 27, 2009 3:07:07 PM
    i live in new york. :(

    me 2 :(

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    Discomonkey Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2009 at 3:13 pm
    I gotta tip, keep it outta Ireland
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    WHOISIT12345
    Male, 13-17, Western US

    i dont live in Western US sry XP

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    shinsvaka Male 18-29
    308 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 3:30 pm
    gasp! just like in i-am-legend its 2009 and a outbreak.... EVERYONE GET READY FOR ZOMBIES!!!!!!!!!!! damn zombies, hopefully will smith will come along and create an antidote.. GO WILL SMITH!
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    Crabes Male 30-39
    1285 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 3:33 pm
    i dont want to become a zombie pig!! i keeping my gun close
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2009 at 3:37 pm

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    vegascartman Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2009 at 3:39 pm
    Can someone explain to me again why we don`t shoot Mexicans crossing the border illegally on sight? I`m just curious.
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    Monsdurr Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2009 at 3:39 pm
    So...what ever happened to SARS and the Bird Flu?

    Phffft.

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    Monsdurr Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2009 at 3:40 pm
    vegascartman


    I think it has to do with the U.S. population not being full of non-nice individuals?

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    admisaok Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 3:41 pm
    EVERYBODY TO MADAGASCAR!!!!!
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    DarthJay Male 30-39
    339 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 3:43 pm
    Does this mean I need to stop eating bacon? Cause that`s not gonna happen...
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    Crabes Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    dont come near me pls ..stay away... you infected people
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    Wtfidklol Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2009 at 4:00 pm
    sounds like The Stand all over again.

    PICK A SIDE, AMERICA.

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    Destrukt Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    lol so 103 ppl dead in a city of 20 million.

    36000 ppl die a year in the states from regular Flu.

    quit freaking out

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    AtomicSkier9 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 4:06 pm
    I`m in the process of buying a giant bubble.
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    SweetSummer Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 4:12 pm
    This has kinda gotten me scared. I mean, it hasn`t hit where I go to school (Wisconsin), or where my family lives (Virginia). I`m going home in a few weeks; thankfully, I`m not flying. But it really pisses me off when people are sick (especially if they know it) and don`t take any precautions for spreading it... like my mom and brother. My mom coughs without covering her mouth, and my brother washes his hands once a day (not after using the bathroom), and HOPES to get sick so he can miss school, and walks around the house with a fever, infecting anything and everyone. My house is never cleaned/disinfected, and my parents wonder why I`m so OCD/germaphobic. I`d rather stay at school in Wisconsin, far away from the south.
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    TalcumX Male 50-59
    561 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    Whoa, infectious diseases or Wisconsin, tough call
  71. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    OK folks listen up on this one! WASH YOUR HANDS!! Don`t panic. Don`t be scared. Just wash your damn hands. Does anyone want to know how to wash your hands? cause I`ll teach you. Maybe I`ll make an instructable about it. OH and they haven`t proven it can transfer from human to human.... Just like when everyone freaked about Avian Flu which hasn`t even been linked to humans.... CHILL WASH YOUR HANDS!!!!
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    coldCanuck Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2009 at 4:24 pm
    vegascartman

    while your at it, make it so the police shoot anyone doning any crime, bo matter how small, even if its to help their family.

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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 4:25 pm
    Okay, I concede they have discovered it tranfers between humans but not beyond three subjects...Anyhow, just wash your hands...and don`t touch old people without washing your hands first...or people with AIDS ....
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    TalcumX Male 50-59
    561 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    Okay, I concede they have discovered it tranfers between humans but not beyond three subjects...Anyhow, just wash your hands...and don`t touch old people without washing your hands first...or people with AIDS ....

    ,,,and mexicans.

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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    hahaha crackrjck
    that is a pretty awesome... what do you call those?

    anyway, if you people had any idea what viruses are really like, then you`d understand. the problem with them? they can transform and take in genetic material from other viruses. So what if one virus and another virus combine to make a new virus our body`s memory B cells have little recollection of? widespread flu that will just plain out suck. Not really a bad thing, but still a pain for health organizations cause every1`s gona get sick and we`ve got old people left and right dying.

    Then again, losing the old people isn`t really that bad, and seeing the next generation is screwed anyway, who cares if a couple of kids die. ok fine i`m wrong, this virus isn`t so bad after all.

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    lerie Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 4:45 pm
    I live in Mexico City. People are dying here, indeed. Fortunately, I don`t know anyone that has gotten sick or that has lost a loved one. We are trying to take precautions because this is not a regular flu. Without treatment, you are dead in 72 hours. It`s highly contagious. That is why it is such a big deal.
    Are we freaking out? No. Being careful is not being paranoid. Wash hands, clothes, wear a surgical mask...nothing else we can do.
    Nidonemo: it`s not that the health system is not "as advanced". As DarPho and Chac pointed out, most people over here don`t go to the doctor when sick. The health secretary confirmed that the people who died got to the hospital too late.
    cahalla, thanks for pointing out the spring breakers.
    RandyTheFool LOL, there is no bad time to reveal bacon inventions XD I myself think this is the revenge of pigs against humanity...
    Anyway, wherever you are be careful. Don`t go paranoid D:
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    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    April 27, 2009 at 4:48 pm
    I just heard a good point, guys, 20 people in the U.S. have had it, and all have recovered. Think about it, people die from the flu all the time anyways. The media just wants to get us scared and panic, but we just have to stay clean and we will be fine. I`m not panicking yet
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2009 at 4:48 pm
    CBC has reported to isolated groups here in Canada; a couple in BC, and 4 classmate in NS; all of which were isolated and are or have recovered fully. CBC also report couple in the UK, 3to 4 students in France and a family of 4 in Spain that all who recent traveled to Mexico and returned have been diagnosed and treat this type of flu, they are or have recovered fully. For how isolated these instances are, why is W.H.O. `hot under the coller` over this?
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    firefliet Female 18-29
    1233 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 4:50 pm
    I`m not going to freak out until they prove that it`s easily transmitted from human-to-human, and that it has a decent mortality rate or really horrendous symptoms.

    Better safe than sorry, though, so I`m going to try to eat less pork and wash my hands more often. That`s pretty much all I can do, and all I want to do until the world has more information.

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    Crabes Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    the mexican zombies are coming prepare yourself
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    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2009 at 5:04 pm
    Just curious: What happens if a Muslim contracts Swine Flu?
  82. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 5:32 pm
    Every post in this thread gives an insight into humanity...

    Just something I noticed. Carry on.

    P.S. I think this news story means the economy`s doing ok now.

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    Mornaf Male 18-29
    820 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 5:40 pm
    I am glad I have a gasmask now.
    Russian Cold War model, still airtight, working filter. Hurray for crazy/paranoid people!
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    deadpopstar Female 18-29
    497 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 6:12 pm
    Yeah...I`m pretty sure my Mother has the Piggy Flu. She just got back from Mexico yesterday and has all the symptoms.

    Or maybe I`m just paranoid. Only time will tell.

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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 6:27 pm
    To the New Mexico girl... surgical masks won`t help you... they help people on the other side of the mask, so if you`re sick I suppose you could wear one, but if you`re not sick it won`t do poo... and you have to change them often because once they`re damp they don`t work anymore.... WASH HANDS!
  86. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 6:29 pm
    oh and firefliet you can`t get it from eating pork... it`s an infection that is transmitted from the respiratory tract... so unless your in the habit of eating the lungs right out of it`s still warm corpse all chupacabre style.....
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    wake_n_bake Male 18-29
    663 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 6:39 pm
    3 cases of this in my school district. awesome.
  88. Profile photo of SamVimes
    SamVimes Male 30-39
    619 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    Anybody else think of Captain Tripps when they heard about this outbreak?
  89. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 7:14 pm
    Oh look, the new bird flu! Which was the new SARS, which was the new salmonella, which was the new...

    I notice a pattern.

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    orionsbelt Male 18-29
    151 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 7:16 pm
    opiebreath...i hope ur right
  91. Profile photo of SamVimes
    SamVimes Male 30-39
    619 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 7:31 pm
    opiebreath - "Oh look, the new bird flu! Which was the new SARS, which was the new salmonella, which was the new..."

    Malaria kills more people every day than SARS has killed total.

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    scooterboo2 Male 13-17
    91 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 7:44 pm
    Move to madagascar before thier president shuts down everything.
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    Will-O-Wisp Female 18-29
    458 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 7:59 pm
    Actually, this is like the Asian flu which actually did sweep through and cause serious illness and some deaths in the U.S. back in the late fifties.

    We get pandemics every once in awhile. Tis the circle of life and all that jazz.

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    Joolin Male 18-29
    1003 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 8:03 pm
    It`s only a matter of time before one of these epidemics goes pandemic and we end up with a global population of under 1 billion. Too many people and not enough room.
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    srgkoala Male 18-29
    299 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 8:18 pm
    Here in Canada, we now have it on both our East and West coasts
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    nrg70 Male 30-39
    121 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 8:26 pm
    WOO HOO, Natural Selection At Work!! GO MOTHER NATURE!!
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    matchstick Female 30-39
    62 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 8:29 pm
    Wow, 20 cases in 308 million? We better hope they come out with a vaccine. ...And it`s not the one that killed all those people in the 70`s.
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    everybody at my school is talking about it since i am in a swine flu area and probally since they are immigrants or children of immigrants and they are concerned that there home country will get destroyed (more so) plus they probally have relatives at risk, its really sad
  99. Profile photo of Zerro
    Zerro Male 18-29
    628 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    RUN AWAY!
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 9:08 pm
    lerie: Pardon me, I was incorrect. Sorry about that.
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    lerie Female 18-29
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    April 27, 2009 at 9:24 pm
    Nidonemo: No prob. :D I am aware that the worldwide impression might be that.
    bumbleBB: Surgical masks have indeed a very limited effect, but it`s a first protection, mechanical mostly. At least it keeps people`s spit out of your mouth. LOL some people really spit when they talk. As you pointed, surgical masks have to be changed often, I`m not sure but I think the really simple ones only work for around 10 hours...Of course, washing hands is the top protection.
    nrg70 said:
    "WOO HOO, Natural Selection At Work!! GO MOTHER NATURE!!"
    That`s pretty much the bottom line.
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    dukat Female 50-59
    71 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 9:34 pm
    My mother used to talk about seeing train loads of coffins coming back to the midwest to be buried. Go to an old graveyard (preferably a small town, small one so you`re not walking all day) and see how many died (percentage wise)during the last flu pandemic. There is still no cure for a viral infection. Some things will help, but not much. Mexico city has one of the largest populations in the world - if it breaks out there, millions will die. And the ones who are left, or are still well enough to make the trip, will come to the states.
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    Leopardson Male 18-29
    315 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 9:41 pm
    The first five sets words (In logical order) that popped into my head when I heard the words "Swine" and "Flu":

    Virus evolution

    Suspended animation & mutations

    Damaged intelligence, broken thoughts, wants reality back

    Thinks eating brains will give back reality

    ZOMBIE
    APOCOLYPSE

    Dammit! I didn`t write SkyNet fast enough!

    ...
    I mean
    Somebody didn`t write SkyNet fast enough

  104. Profile photo of Lompocus
    Lompocus Male 13-17
    296 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 9:43 pm
    oh come on. This is terrible, but it`s not the end of the world! Think about it, for Mexico City, the single most densely populated city in the world with nearly 20 million people stuffed into that little plateau and the nearby metropolitan area, hasn`t gone berserk with thousands of cases by now. If it hasn`t severely damaged Mexico City, then the vast majority of the 2 billion people in the western hemisphere are safe, especially mestizos.
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    Shadowspirt Male 13-17
    528 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 9:48 pm
    Everyone hurry your asses before Madagascar closes ports!
    Swim SWIM!


  106. Profile photo of Leopardson
    Leopardson Male 18-29
    315 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 9:49 pm
    "
    oh come on. This is terrible, but it`s not the end of the world! Think about it, for Mexico City, the single most densely populated city in the world with nearly 20 million people stuffed into that little plateau and the nearby metropolitan area, hasn`t gone berserk with thousands of cases by now. If it hasn`t severely damaged Mexico City, then the vast majority of the 2 billion people in the western hemisphere are safe, especially mestizos."

    Shutup, we all want a zombie apocolypse.

    99% of males who watched Shaun of the Dead, or have played left 4 dead desperately want a zombie apocolypse, because it would give us an excuse to shoot things and break stuff.

    It can mutate into a zombie virus...right?

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    krifle2 Female 30-39
    193 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 9:56 pm
    Captain Tripps... let`s hope not don`t fear the reaper....
  108. Profile photo of PreoSmo
    PreoSmo Female 18-29
    472 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 10:19 pm
    Oh, blah, blah, blah. Next BIG SCARE.
  109. Profile photo of Lompocus
    Lompocus Male 13-17
    296 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 10:32 pm
    List of things that will kill us:
    Swine Flu, Solar Apocalypse, Giant Earthquake, Giant Meteor, Crazy Terrorists, Massive Solar Flare, Overpopulation, Shrooms, Obesity, Global Warming.

    Unfortunately, none of these will cause a zombie apocalypse -_-

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    Okasen Female 13-17
    523 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 10:44 pm
    I personally think that since the disease is killed when cooked, we should just cook the sick people.

    Kill them before they`re rampaging pig-people I always say.

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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 10:48 pm
    Bottom line is that there are many many strains of flu out there. The flu shot is designed to target the ones that trends show will most likely cause an outbreak during the season. Anyone who`s panicking over this should chill out, wash your hands, drink lots of water, and get some exercise. OH and anyone who thinks that the last pandemic even put a dent in most populations outta check who the biggest demographic in the western world are right now. If they died back then, we wouldn`t all be getting ready to pony up the cash to take care of baby boomers now...
  112. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 10:50 pm
    oh 1205 people died today in the US...Anyone care to guess what caused their ailing health!!??! Let`s put the flu in perspective people.
  113. Profile photo of Okasen
    Okasen Female 13-17
    523 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 10:56 pm
    It can mutate into a zombie virus...right?
    --
    We can hope.

    On a less awesome note, the first things I thought of when I heard 80 people died:

    80... out of 6 billion
    how many were elderly, very young, sickly, stupid, had another disease, etc. etc.

    When people of a normal/healthy age who take good care of themselves start dying in mass numbers, tell me. Until then, I will enjoy my not-panicking.

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    HOLYCRAP1234 Male 13-17
    1468 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 11:00 pm
    Shadow, you`re my hero.
  115. Profile photo of Mornaf
    Mornaf Male 18-29
    820 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 11:24 pm
    "List of things that will kill us:
    Swine Flu, Solar Apocalypse, Giant Earthquake, Giant Meteor, Crazy Terrorists, Massive Solar Flare, Overpopulation, Shrooms, Obesity, Global Warming.

    Unfortunately, none of these will cause a zombie apocalypse"

    you forgot to put me on that nice little list there, but if you had the second point would be null

  116. Profile photo of Geliax
    Geliax Male 18-29
    46 posts
    April 27, 2009 at 11:39 pm
    I live in Mexico City... it is kinda crazy here, everything is closed and people don`t want to go out, movie theaters, bars and restaurants are closed, coffee shops like starbucks only have take out the`ve taken away all the tables and chairs. The thing is that this flu is highly contagious and if not properly treated people can develop pneumonia and that`s what kills them. It is a dangerous situation but I think people are overreacting to this, just be careful who you have contact with and that`s it.
  117. Profile photo of laim1991
    laim1991 Male 13-17
    44 posts
    April 28, 2009 at 2:56 am
    In fact this mutation of flu has been affecting mainly young adults, not the elderly or young.
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    danniddr Male 13-17
    243 posts
    April 28, 2009 at 3:20 am
    2012?
  119. Profile photo of danniddr
    danniddr Male 13-17
    243 posts
    April 28, 2009 at 3:22 am
    maybe this is god`s way of saying there r too many damn humans on earth...
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    April 28, 2009 at 5:38 am
    Bring on the zombies I`ve got a...

    I just need to figure out a way to attach a chainsaw to it.
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    boogersunite Male 13-17
    197 posts
    April 28, 2009 at 5:54 am
    the flu mutates each year so it makes sense....hope you`ve got guns cause i want some action
    =]
  122. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
    1897 posts
    April 28, 2009 at 1:48 pm
    I live in New Mexico, we are surrounded.
  123. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    April 29, 2009 at 1:08 am
    hey liam1991 I can`t find any info regarding this flu affecting young adults mainly.. could you let me know where to find it? thanks
  124. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    April 29, 2009 at 1:10 am
    Oh and it always seems that these disease hit the US so hard, and by seems I mean their media blow it way out of porportion. that seems odd... Disease does not discriminate, and yet the US seems particularily at risk. HMMMM 1o bucks says this will all blow over in a month or two. any takers?
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    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
    838 posts
    April 29, 2009 at 7:13 am
    McGovern1981

    Good call on the boomstick! Shop smart shop S-mart!

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