posted on Nov, 21 2009 @ 04:56 PM
Originally posted by SpaceMonkeys
reply to post by invernal
Lets not forget that 36,000 people die from ordinary seasonal flu every year in the US alone. Unless people are dropping like flies there is nothing
to worry about.
I'm too tired to come up with a response to the tired argument that 36,000 people die from ordinary flu every year.
In any case, this is not a regular flu. My cousin has had 2 surgeries over it, with one of the doctors saying it was mutating inside of her (she kept
getting sick). I, myself, had it, and I've never been so sick from regular flu (which I rarely get anyway). The lung aspect was truly scary, and I
feel lucky I got through it relatively unscathed. Most of the aftereffects are gone. From my experience and what I observe in others', I think it can
cause lingering problems not only in the lungs (my nurse said I could expect 3 months of inflammation), but also the brain and joints.
To me, the more important thing is how this fits into the big picture, which you seem to be missing. Where it fits in strategically in potential plans
to further reduce our freedoms is one factor I won't ignore.
I don't just jump up and get "scared" anyhow. I get informed and prepared. Ok, a little scared, but emphasis on the preparation part. Then I relax
and forget about it until I happen to read threads lke this.
Keep the information flowing! Most people I talk to, though, couldn't be scared if you tried.
[edit on 21-11-2009 by invernal]