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Great. Not only has the swine flu branched out to piracy, it's also developed a new vector- crochet.

We're all doomed.
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A new hat for Agent61!!!
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Hahahaha! I'll take it into consideration...
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Why is swine flu suddenly funny?
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On 2009-04-27 16:29, Dannydoyle wrote:
Why is swine flu suddenly funny?

It's not. Right now what is happening with swine flu is alarming, but it could be incredibly scary in the next week or so.

My borrowed picture took three of modern society's greatest fears and combined them into one unforgettable image. I thought it was clever and warranted wider distribution is all. Although I'd like to know / am curious to know whether it was crafted before or after the swine flu story hit. It could be a coincidence.
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On 2009-04-27 16:29, Dannydoyle wrote:
Why is swine flu suddenly funny?


Yeah, I'm with you on that danny. This could be a MUCH bigger issue than people think.
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On 2009-04-27 16:29, Dannydoyle wrote:
Why is swine flu suddenly funny?


Yeah, I'm with you on that danny. This could be a MUCH bigger issue than people think.


Its more serious then what you may think at first
On April 20, 2009 civilians in Mexico were reported to have contracted the Swin Flu Virus (SIV). 100 cases in total in Mexico. All 100 cases were proven fatal. A week later SIV infections were reported in 5 states in the United States. None of the 20 US cases were fatal.
SIV has been reported all across Europe, Australia, New Zealand and in the People's Republic of China.
The goverment of the People's Republic of China have already undergone precautions. All across Mexico and Europe, schools and other public facilities have been closed down. Here in the United States, civilians are being asked not to attend public gatherings.

The SIV is a very interesting stand of flu virus. As we have known before, the flu will mostly target young children and senior adults who are weak physically and weak in immune systems. SIV targets young and physically healthy people ranging from the ages of 8 to 45 years old.

SIV is immune to all forms of Flu vaccinations that are out there. World Health Organization (WHO) has undergone research and development for a possible cure.

SIV appeared without warning with a 50% casuality rate and as of the date this note was written, SIV has no sign of dying down.

WHO will descide on Tuesday ( 4/28/09) if this is a pandimic. IF it is descided SIV is a pandimic, it will be the worst pandimic in over 40 years.

Symptom Of SIV Include

* Chills
* Vomitting
*Diarrea
* Body Temperature over 100.5
* Loss of Appitite
* Headaches
*Breathing Difficulties

If you suffer any of these and you are reading this now, immediately consult your physician. Don't hesitate to wait.
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On 2009-04-27 16:47, balducci wrote:
I'd like to know / am curious to know whether it was crafted before or after the swine flu story hit. It could be a coincidence.


Coincidence. It came out as a Halloween costume idea in 2007.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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I must be not be hip because I just thought of it as a cool looking knitted mask.

The flue is not a good thing.
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The mask/hat is just Piglet playing Pirate.

Remember the Swine Flu scare of the late 70's? 1 died from the Flu and the rest died from the crappy vaccine rushed through the pharms. Govt. in action.
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Ibm_usa. Yes, it is serious, but some of your facts are wrong. The virus in question is Swine Influenza A (H1N1). There are now 40 confirmed cases in the US, and several in countries outside of North America, though no fatalities. So far, all fatalities are in Mexico, which only has reported 26 confirmed cases of H1N1, and only 7 confirmed fatalities. (More people have died while exhibiting flu or flu-like symptoms, but there is no laboratory typing of those infections yet.) This is not a 50% mortality rate. There may be additional infected, but if they do not go to the hospital, there is no way to know if they have the virus.

In Mexico, the fatalities have so far seemed to exhibit a similiar pattern as the Spanish Flu of 1918- the high risk group is otherwise healthy 20-40 year olds. It's not clear why, and there are no fatalities outside of Mexico yet to see if the mortality pattern remains consistant.

The CDC has acted more swiftly than the WHO, though some say not swiftly enough. A travel advisory between the US and Mexico will be released shortly, and travellers are being checked before being allowed entry into the US.

In the mean time, take standard flu season precautions: wash your hands frequently, don't rub your eyes, cover your nose and mouth with tissue if you cough or sneeze and wash your hands quickly afterwards. If you start exhibiting flu-like symptoms, call your health care provider for guidance. Do not go to the hospital unless directed, as you may spread the virus if you have it, or can potentially become infected if someone at the emergency room already has it.

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On 2009-04-27 19:05, EsnRedshirt wrote:
Ibm_usa. Yes, it is serious, but some of your facts are wrong. The virus in question is Swine Influenza A (H1N1). There are now 40 confirmed cases in the US, and several in countries outside of North America, though no fatalities. So far, all fatalities are in Mexico, which only has reported 26 confirmed cases of H1N1, and only 7 confirmed fatalities. (More people have died while exhibiting flu or flu-like symptoms, but there is no laboratory typing of those infections yet.) This is not a 50% mortality rate. There may be additional infected, but if they do not go to the hospital, there is no way to know if they have the virus.

In Mexico, the fatalities have so far seemed to exhibit a similiar pattern as the Spanish Flu of 1918- the high risk group is otherwise healthy 20-40 year olds. It's not clear why, and there are no fatalities outside of Mexico yet to see if the mortality pattern remains consistant.

The CDC has acted more swiftly than the WHO, though some say not swiftly enough. A travel advisory between the US and Mexico will be released shortly, and travellers are being checked before being allowed entry into the US.

In the mean time, take standard flu season precautions: wash your hands frequently, don't rub your eyes, cover your nose and mouth with tissue if you cough or sneeze and wash your hands quickly afterwards. If you start exhibiting flu-like symptoms, call your health care provider for guidance. Do not go to the hospital unless directed, as you may spread the virus if you have it, or can potentially become infected if someone at the emergency room already has it.

-Erik


You will have to forgive me, most of the statistics I posted were a few hours old and outdated. I should have put a disclaimer on that post to clear up any confusions.
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This crisis on this particular flu case sort of reminds me of the Andromeda Strain by the late Michael Crichton.
"You may think that i only talk of things from the past, you know, history, well magic is history"

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"Curiosity isn't a sin Harry, but it should be exorcised with great caution."

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