Swine Flu Parties ‘A Bad Idea’

Submitted by: steve41high 7 years ago in
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8125191.stm?lsm

Doctors have concluded.
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Male 8,302
> shunpo_31
> Ever seen the movie "Idiocracy"?

Seen it!??? I LIVE it every day as an IAB Mod!

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Male 1,381
Ever seen the movie "Idiocracy"?

We`re fast headed there.

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Female 2,695
..i don`t even
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Male 138
Pfft, swine flu is kids stuff. We need to hold ebola parties.
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Male 4,867
"only in the UK"?
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"we`ve been saying that about you americans for decades"

i suppose the fact that he`s from South America doesn`t matter?

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Male 4,867
wtf am i gonna do with all this bacon, sausages, pork chops and pork scratchings?
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Female 1,070
wow

really?

that`s retarded >.>""

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Male 240
What a farce. How many people have died of the swine flu globally? A little more than 400, or is it more by now? Belgium knows 15000 deaths subscribed to regular flu during the winter every year.
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Male 3,425
Already had it. Go me!
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Male 2,582
Is this the, "no sh*t", of the day?
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Male 382
Sounds like a splendid idea to me, and when we are finished we can slaughter thousands of pigs for no logical reason.
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Male 8,302
Them docters sure is smart, thet there`s why I trust my life to them, cuz they knowz what`s a gud idea and what aint.
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Male 135
As long as there`s alcoholic beverages and guitar hero, I`m in.
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Male 1,918
idiotic
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Male 32
Any party`s a good party.
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Male 121
spirithound:me too

im just...its so stupid...i can`t think of the proper words to....

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Male 524
ZIMAAgent7

lol, so i`m not the only one who thought that!

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Male 1,406
There are chicken pox parties and what not that already exist, so this sort of idea comes into play, but unfortunately this is much more dangerous.
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Male 12,365
It isn`t as ridiculous as it sounds. There is decent logic behind it:

Premises:

The current strain of swine flu is a mild form of flu.

It is a novel strain of flu, so very few people have immunity to it.

It might mutate into a much more dangerous form.

Conclusion:

It is better to be infected with the current mild form and thus have a resistance to severe forms that might well exist in the future.

It`s sort of like an insurance policy. You take the relatively small loss of money (premiums) because of the risk of a far larger loss of money (house burning down or whatever).

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Male 97
"only in the UK"?

we`ve been saying that about you americans for decades

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Female 7,867
Actually, I am rather hoping I do catch it, at least then I will get a certain immunity for the future. Mortality is pretty low at present, but to be fair, where I live it will be a while before it gets here, by which time the whole damn country will be off sick. Including my GP. Then I will be royally screwed.
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Male 15,510
Ha ha I cant believe this is real, only in UK...
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Male 167
Expected something from The Onion. This just makes me sad.
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Male 10,855
At first I thought chicken pox parties were not a good idea. This is just terrible!
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Male 64
i can see it now: "dude, come take a hit of swine flu, trust me, nothing`s going to happen"
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Male 357
Is this anything like a rainbow party? I`ve been at several rainbow parties and had a blast, if you know what I mean.
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Male 551
not really. its a good way to weed out the bad genes in our gene pool.
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Male 814
i was expecting an onion piece...umm...wow.
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Male 1,153
Link: Swine Flu Parties ‘A Bad Idea’ [Rate Link] - Doctors have concluded.
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