“Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."
-- Galileo "Biff" Galilei
the number one reason there has been no vaccine for this strain is that they dont watch swine flus like they do the avian flus.....the swine ones dont jump to ppl as easily.....two, they tend to watch Asia, not Mexico as most the major heavy duty flu viruses start off in Asia and work their way here....so this one seems to have caught them by surprise a bit......
from what ive seen so far this appears to be a potent strain but not horribly so, if more ppl start dropping off like flies ill reassess the situation......and im one of the high risk groups that have big problems with the major flus as my lungs are a tad screwy......so far i aint any more worried bout this one than any of the other major flu strains that hits out shores......
I'm not worried, I've already been sick with the cold & flu for two weeks! It's just about gone for me. I'm glad to be done with the cold pills, I'm finally awake again!
I'm rarely around large masses of people, the six other people in the mail room is my largest contact with others outside the grocery store. If I took public transport and lived in a city swarming with people (like where my dad lives-standing room only) I might be more concerned.
Thoughts of the T-virus come to mind.. Heh.
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strange because i saw a couple websites saying the swine flu is sensitive to 2 of the flu vaccines, i worded it wrong. oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza)
In a country with relatively good medical care, (maybe not when it comes to insurance and crap hahah) i seriously doubt that this is going to reach the size to be called a pandemic...with only 64 reported cases or so, so far....
In all my environmental/occupational health classes that I have taken, I must have heard the following dozens and dozen of times:
"The young, the old, and the immunocompromised..."
If numerous people outside those categories^ start dying in the US, I'll start worrying....
-Joel from Southern California
I also think the media is hyping it up. Maybe they think if they don't, some people won't be as careful?
I'm already the next thing to a germaphobe... So I'm no more paranoid over this than the common cold. LOL I avoid public restrooms as much as possible, and if I do have to use one I touch the door handles and the stall doors all with tissues and paper towels, scrub my hands at the sink like there's no tomorrow, and turn the faucet off and open the door with another clean tissue. Did you know there is more harmful bacteria in the average person's mouth then is on the entire surface of a live chicken! That's disgusting! Think about people who use their hand instead of the elbow to cover a cough or sneeze. Then they go through the stores touching food and everything else. yuck It makes my skin crawl just thinking about it.
There's a suspected case of the swine flu in the next town over. Lucky dogs don't have school for the rest of the week.
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