Now on facebook!
‘Personally …and this is just my view if it Takes out my Ex Wife and her Mother in Law plus a few chavs, ill happily chomp a few nurofen and stay inside for a couple of weeks pal.
Ive had Man Flu….thats a killer.’
This could be the start of a great facebook group! (for once! :roll:)Posted 8 years agorichcMember
her indoors was introduced to someone today, went to shake hands and they refused “because of the epidemic”
Give it a week and I expect more people might be doing the same. Especially as its now across multiple continents and is being transmitted between people.
I should imagine people flying back (or about to fly back) from Mexico are a tad nervous at the moment.Posted 8 years agopsychleMember
Dear god this is such a media beat up… one of the curses of the modern age is the media’s incessant need to over report and over hype everything: BREAKING NEWS, NEWSFLASH, NEWS ALERT, WE CROSS NOW LIVE etc etc, it just pisses me off now.
The only date in recent history that I personally think justified this kind of reporting was 9/11…Posted 8 years agoepicycloSubscriber
If you think you have it, you’re supposed to stay at home and ring the NHS.
They’ll send someone round to get you.
When they do, make sure the exhaust pipe of the van is not hooked up to the back cabin. They may be taking you straight round to a cremation.
One way to fix the problem 🙁
(Sorry, paranoid thoughts when I heard the recommendation)Posted 8 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
actually its only about 12, anybody who died with a sniffle is now rumoured to be dead from pig flu, was quite funny hearing the news stations backtracking that one today.
We are due a full blown nasty as bout of something apparently they come round every 20 years. Unfortunately flu is now defined as similar to a hangover with a sniveling nose so loads of people will descend on A&E feeling a bit run down and come into contact with the one person who might actually have it!
Anyway time for a cheap holiday in Mexico!!Posted 8 years agovotchySubscriber
Word from inside the health service is that this is very serious and the WHO (not daltry et al) are sh1tting themselves about it. I personally believe it isn’t that serious (if it was then surely to contain it you would close Mexico) but a heated debate with my opinion suggests the media ‘sensationalism’ is closer to the reality than the health minister’s commentsPosted 8 years ago
An interesting viewpoint here:Posted 8 years ago
I do believe the press are making the most of the situation but it’s good news and you can’t blame them. I do, however, think it is far more serious than bird flu.
I’ve just been advised by my director that a briefing will be sent out today to all colleagues advising them to stay at homw for 3 days if they have been in contact with anyone from the infected areas. If you work for a large organisation I’m sure a similar briefing will be heading your way.Posted 8 years agomountaincarrotMember
AAGH Pandemic.. No that’s not a good enough word any more…. Help! Media alert! We’ve run out of superlatives..
Shame the Avian flu was a media flop as well. Pandemic PANDEMIC PANDEMIC
Radio 4 was desparate to mutate it with Avian Flu (Nasty sniffle) this morning. Then we got the “Armageddon Virus”. ARMAGEDDON!Posted 8 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
Shame the Avian flu was a media flop as well.
“swine flu” is possibly an avian flu that has mutated with a human flu within pigs/swine, so mentioning Avian flu isn’t entirely mental (though the 1997 “Bird Flu” was the H5N1 strain not H1N1).
“Bird Flu” was only a flop because it never mutated sufficiently to pass from human to human, so only 200 were estimated to have died.
Swine Flu has already managed the human-to-human transmission which is why the WHO raised the alert level about it, as it makes it more likely to develop into a pandemic (which it isn’t yet, despite what the papers say).Posted 8 years agoaPMember
Actually a friend of mine who is a fairly well regarded bio-chemist with a specialism in viruses was quite concerned about avian flu, and was involved in the development of the UK’s response to it.Posted 8 years ago
I’m fairly certain that she’ll currently be providing a similar service for swine fever.
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