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Old 04-27-2009, 03:01 PM
 
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Which of these is worse and will swine flu be the one that wipes out a portion and/or most of the population of north america?
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:03 PM
 
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Which of these is worse and will swine flu be the one that wipes out a portion and/or most of the population of north america?
No flu will wipe out most of the population of north america, not even the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic did that. The swine flu does look serious, and it can kill millions. Even the normal flu kills thousands of Americans each year.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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No flu will wipe out most of the population of north america, not even the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic did that. The swine flu does look serious, and it can kill millions. Even the normal flu kills thousands of Americans each year.



I was exaggerating.
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:15 PM
 
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I was exaggerating.
So why create a thread about your exaggeration? Just to see your name in internet lights?
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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So why create a thread about your exaggeration? Just to see your name in internet lights?


I didn't start a thread to exaggerate, I just wanted to see everyones thoughts on this serious issue.
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:11 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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First of all, being a "this vs that" type of question, it's being moved to the right area.

Second, we've had no deaths so far in the U.S. or Canada from the "new" swine flu. All deaths have been in Mexico. The theory being that we have regular flu seasons here and over time, most Americans and Canadians have been exposed to numerous variations of the flu. We apparently have certain "remnants" in us that MIGHT dilute the swine flu when we get it, making our immune systems better able to handle it. They do not have regular flu seasons in Mexico the same way and frequency that we have them here, so their native immune systems are slightly different in the way they're reacting to this strain.

The avian flu is completely different and has a higher mortality rate among all age groups, however, it's believed that once it mutates to the point it can be easily transmitted from person to person, then it too might be watered down a bit and not be as potent as the avian strain people are getting directly from close contact with birds overseas.

Regardless of WHAT flu strain - if you're sick, stay home. If your kids are sick, keep them home. Do not go out to eat, travel, go to the mall or to work or school. If you're really sick, get to a doctor so they can check you and prescribe proper meds if needed. Wash your hands frequently. Don't cough open-mouthed into the air, and don't allow your kids to do so. VERY common sense stuff that not everyone seems to "get", which is why the swine flu is spreading.
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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...AND CANCEL YOUR SPRING BREAK TRIPS TO MEXICO! A week of drugs, sex, and parties isn't worth the risk to yourself and your country! It makes me SICK! (no pun intended)
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:16 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Swine and Yes.

I haven't left the house in the last 3 days except for a few things and I wore a mask. This is VERY SERIOUS. And please folks, remember to stay far far away from any swine or mexican.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Swine and Yes.

I haven't left the house in the last 3 days except for a few things and I wore a mask. This is VERY SERIOUS. And please folks, remember to stay far far away from any swine or mexican.

I have to put myself at risk everyday since this is spreading among NYC schools. I have tons of mexicans where I teach who regularly go to and from Mexico. Cooping yourself up in your house isn't really the right thing to do. You're miles and miles from where the cases are spreading anyway. 28 kids just got it a few towns from me. But I can't not go to work.
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