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Originally posted by Mexican against NAU
Originally posted by grey580
Originally posted by Power_Semi
Isn't mexico quite a hot country?
It seems to have done alright there.
Death toll in mexico according to the news is 150.
Normal flu kills alot more people yearly than that. 150 is a drop in the bucket compared to the amount of people that die from normal flu.
Hundreds of thousands die annually from the flu. During a pandemic millions die worldwide.
Like I said. I'll wait and see before I act.
You are comparing oranges with apples and ONE WEEK against A YEAR.
Originally posted by spikey
reply to post by paxnatus
Well...there's the thing.
You say 'Boost your immune system now!'
I say, while a stronger immune system *may* help you not to get infected in the first place (although it probably won't), that very same *strong* immune system is going to be the very thing that helps to kill you.
It's the immune system, in trying to fight off the virus that actually causes your lungs to fill with mucus and blood. Which, as you know will make it hard to survive. No air, no life.
If you allow your immune system to decline, or even suppress it, *YES*, you may be more susceptible to infection initially, but because your immune system is weak or weakened, it probably won't kill you.
Ironic isn't it.
Let's not die of irony.
Originally posted by venividivici
Unfortunately you are not accounting for exponential awareness and exponential precautions. In other words, once it becomes mainstream, more people will become aware of how to counter act it and that will undoubtably cause the infections to level off or decrease.
Originally posted by pmbhuntress
It doesnt seem right to me either. They had an outbreak of what they called a deadly BUG. Here in North Carolina just a few months ago. My daughter and son were both infected by it. It had high fever and sounds identical to this swine flu crap. Yet when my daughter went to the Dr. I was told there had been 27 deaths at that time just here in NC. Yet we heard nothing about it on TV.
My daughter almost died from that bug. She was in the hospital for 2 weeks. There were many folks there with this same bug. Yet once again it wasnt on the news. I also became hospitilized with it. We both are well now, my son whom had it, faught it without having to go to the hospital. But when I got out of the hospital they were talking then about there were over 70 deaths here from it. So why wasnt that bug, on TV? And was it the same bug?
All sympotoms of the killer BUG were the same as the swine flu virus going around now?? Does that mean it was here in the US for months before they started telling folks it was in Mexico?
What happened to the killer bug that was killing babies back in Jan? Are they the same bug?
There are just far to many questions.
Ok I had this is the same exact thing that hit around DC area about a month ago, I caught it along with a ton of other people, it was like the flu, however, it gave sore throat, chills, fever and much mucous and stopped up sinuses along with body aches and overall malaise and crappy feeling.
This thing was highly contagious, I am talking it spread through the office like wildfire, downtime was around 4 or 5 days and some people I also know had it, thought they got rid of it and it came back on them, I had it and this has been about a month ago and I am just getting rid of the stopped up sinuses, we thought it was the crazy weather at first but the chills and aches along with it was chalked up to some sort of virus and before the Swine flu hit we were all talking about it like what the heck was it.
Originally posted by newyorkee
My wife is mexican and has regular contact with her family in mexico over the phone. The story that is told by her family and friends as acertained by them is that it originated in Guatimala. They are also under the impression that it was artificially created and has little to do with the swine at all. They beleive that private entities in the United States are responsible. I do not know what to think but it is interesting that little is mentioned of Guatimala, since it has an alarming number of deaths , as reported by Mexican television before the global alarm. Mexico also had sent a large number of anti-viral doses to Guatimala as a preventitive measure against the spread of what at the time was an unknow virus.
Originally posted by xEphon
BTW if this thing was as bad as some would like to believe, we would be seeing infection rates into the thousands by now. There has been nothing exponential about this.
Originally posted by Mexican against NAU
Originally posted by Ashcool007
Millions my a**
if it reaches 100,000 i will give you guys 10 bucks
Right now it´s a small fire...
It may spread. WAIT! It is spreading in various countries now, or it did a few days ago. It is now just starting to grow. And those are FACTS. You can see the maps.
Remember that just because you don´t have symptoms right now, it does not mean you are infected.
People not aware of the DEADLY POTENTIAL of the virus, will help spread it among those he loves.
Hey, multiply $10 bucks by millions.
Once the numbers grow, fools will wake up and say they were aware of the potential all along and will ask you for their money.
Me? I want the money in SILVER. The DOLLAR is crap and very probably the center and main reason for this FLU PANDEMIC.
[edit on 2/5/2009 by Mexican against NAU]