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bird flu

By twite
May 3, 2006
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  1. Spike

    Spike TS Rookie Posts: 2,371

    So even the Army have conspiracy theorists. lol
     
  2. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,598

    "It's over man, it's over!" "Shut it Hudson!"

    Yeah what Howard quoted. Thanks Howard for that article.
    The sad thing in this case is we can't stop eating chicken to avoid the disease, as in BSE.

    1.3B Chinese and 13B chickens? WTF, no wonder everything taste like chicken, it IS chicken! Even worse these damn chickens have passed it on to wild birds now. Expect N5H1 to be nesting at a lake/pond near you.
    "Coming soon, this summer to a waterbody near you...N5H1.....You haven't seen anything yet!.......aaaaaaaaaarrrrrr".

    In the old days a comet meant a sign of death to come. Now it's TWA and a flock of cranes. "Run it's Bristish Airways flight 572 from Hong Kong".
     
  3. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Posts: 546

    the news and media has blown the whole thing out of proportion, i mean im not saing it isnt ganna happen (Ihope not) but if a pandemic does strt what can we do about it live in fear for the next ten years, go on and live ur life while your here, ur no on earth for long so enjoy it whil ur here and dont worry abou stuff that hasnt happed yet.


    AMD

    P.S. at least it wont affect cyberspace
     
  4. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,083

    well, i think it is kind of neccasary to really get it to the people that this could happen, and if it does it is going to be bad. As someone said earlier, people live day to day ignorantly not thinking anything will ever happen, so i think it is good that the government really sticks it to us all that this is a realy possibility. I do agree with the fact that we should live day to day life without freaking out or taking things to seriosly, but you still need to take precautions, and try your best to avoid it without being paranoid about it.
     
  5. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Posts: 546

    CBS new had a report about the bid flu not to long ago and they said that researcjers have found that even if the bug does make the jump to humans, the virus lives to deep insid the lungs for it to be transfered just by coughing of sneezing, they alos said that the only people who r being infected r fom asia where living conditions r teeerible, they said that the flu has been in eurpope for some time now, and noone there has gotten it b/c people use commn ense and take care of their selves in better living conditions
     
  6. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,598

    Well there's common sense and then there's :SH!T HAPPENS. Make sure you don't mean to insult all peoples of the orient please and thank you.
     
  7. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,083

    well, i think ":SH!t" has happened one to many times in asia.Lets see here, their was S.A.R.s,west nile,the normal flu,the H3N2 virus in hong kong in 1968 and 1997,now the bird flu, and their some less contagious are..Dengue,Encephalitis,Rotavirus,Schistosomiasis,Shigellosis,Typhoid,Yellow Fever,and the list could go on and on of all the diseases and viruses that have started in asia. Their is a certain point were common sense does come into play...and i think by stating that shouldn't be offensive to any oriental person, it is simply the truth.
     
  8. Nukey

    Nukey TS Rookie Posts: 114

    For some reason I don't think that bird flu will be as bad as people will think it is, I mean, if it was then it would be covered more in the media, at least, as well as more cases coming through and the strain getting stronger.

    I think this will just die out quietly, I know it is a really bad thing that people have died from this but to be honest Im not really that sure that it will get any worse than it is.

    Just my opinion :)
     
  9. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,083

    well, i do agree that it is not that bad yet, but if it does mutate to humans then it will be bad. The reason that it is not covered that much in the media is because their really hasn't been very many progressions, besides the few deaths here and there.
     
  10. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    Of course I see the risk of bird flu. I also see the risks of an astriod hitting the earth, getting in a fatal car accident, and a school shooting.

    But do I sit at home in fear? Do I think about it all the time. Nope.

    I live life.


    /rant.
     
  11. Spike

    Spike TS Rookie Posts: 2,371

    I think it will be huge, sooner or later, but I'm not panicking. I see a huge difference between worrying needlessly about something and being aware of is and so being prepared.
     
     
  12. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,598

    I'm a dyslexic, agnostic with insomnia and lie awake a night wondering if there really is a dog! But I too don't worry myself over bird flu. If it happens (the cross-over to human-human transmission) then we should probably worry and start taking some real precautions.
     
  13. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Posts: 546

    I agree

    I agree with you, the news will find anything to try and scare people into, as others have commented, before the bird flu threat, scientists were telling people that we were all gonna die from global warming, and earths climate changing. so as i have said other times, yet be prepared for the unexpected, but live life, and try and not worry about things that have not happened.

    Relax, and if it does happen, what can you really do about it???
     


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