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  • steve-g
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    Isn’t you ex wife’s mother-in-law your own mum, thats not very nice

    Android
    Member

    Not if she’s remarried.

    steve-g
    Member

    how would you know you ex wifes new mother-in-law, what are the chances?

    Premier Icon dave360
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    her indoors was introduced to someone today, went to shake hands and they refused “because of the epidemic”

    tankslapper
    Member

    You get married, fly to Mexico and the wife catches swine fever – what does this tell you?

    tankslapper
    Member

    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:)

    richc
    Member

    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.

    psychle
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    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…

    Premier Icon Flaperon
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    Bad flu epidemics hit young adults hardest because they provoke our powerful immune systems into overreaction, so to stay healthy I’ll be spending the next few weeks drunk and sleep-deprived to keep mine suppressed.

    It’s a tough job but someone has to do it.

    falkirk_mark
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    Take it nobody wants to come out for a local ride with me then.

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    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)

    andywhit
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    Over 3000 children died as a result of road traffic accidents in 2007 in UK alone. So far around 150 people worldwide have died because of this virus.

    Comparable media reporting / hype ?

    samuri
    Member

    You didn’t tell me your wife had swine fever Dave. Keep her away from me please. She’s not touched those forks you’ve got for me has she?

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    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!!

    trailmonkey
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    I had a bacon butty yesterday and I’ve got a runny nose this morning. Am I going to die ?

    Jamie
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    trailmonkey:

    I had a bacon butty yesterday and I’ve got a runny nose this morning. Am I going to die ?

    Depends whether it was cured bacon.

    IGMC.

    GrahamS:

    I would.

    uplink
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    Over 3000 children died as a result of road traffic accidents in 2007

    Bollocks! – it was around 120

    IanMunro
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    Over 3000 children died as a result of road traffic accidents in 2007 in UK alone

    More media sensation! 🙂
    The number of deaths is around the 100 mark. The figure of 3000 is deaths *and* serious injuries.

    IanMunro
    Member

    Doh! Too slow! 🙂

    Jamie
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    trailmonkey:

    I have

    I’m jealous.

    catnash
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    Trail monkey (aka kermit)

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Help – I only half listen to the news but I think I might have swine flu since the last petrol station I filled up at was Texaco…

    (stolen from SniffPetrol on Twitter)

    samuri
    Member

    how many pigs have died though.

    will no-one think of the pigs!?

    Premier Icon dave360
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    Local news last night was calling it “the killer virus” but I think pigs will fly before we all die from pork flu.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    just make sure you know your NHS number

    all staff at my hospital have been issued with disposable masks and trained how to change them without contaminating oneself, scary times!

    oldgit
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    I’m still hiding under the table from Bird Flu.

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    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 comments

    uplink
    Member

    if it was then surely to contain it you would close Mexico

    It’s already out though so that wouldn’t work

    samuri
    Member

    Mexico is attached to a big well known western country.

    Moses
    Member

    For once, I think that Michael O’Leary of Ryanair has got it right.

    Too much hype from the media, built up by those who have something to gain from it.

    Gary_M
    Member

    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.

    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!

    Premier Icon dave360
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    armageddon out of here

    compositepro
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    so pork it isnt for dinner

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    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).

    aP
    Member

    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.
    I’m fairly certain that she’ll currently be providing a similar service for swine fever.

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