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axollot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 04:24 PM
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24. That is what I've been trying to tell my family...that translates to a LOT of people!!
We have to be proactive - first sign, get checked out. But, we need to make sure to sneeze into the crook of our elbow and wash our hands for 20 seconds (for those of us with those germ carrying young kids, I tell them about the time it takes to get through your abc's and they love it) often. And remind your friends and work mates to do the same. Sound like the crazy person in the room if it helps kill this virus's ability to wipe about 20% of 6 billion people. 8% is just the start 1917-1918 when 20% of the world was killed by a pandemic (is WW3 starting soon too? Cause we sure look like the 20th century)which translates to 40 million people in 1 year world wide. We are NOT better equipped to handle this new strain and still face many of the same challenges they did 100 years ago, that's not to say we are not at all more advanced, over all we ARE better trained but this virus can still do a lot of damage.

HuffPo has a great one on all this called "The Anatomy of a Sneeze" and relevant information to be very proactive until this passes. Expect to see the worst of this one over the next flu season - it mutates way to fast......

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  -BREAKING NEWS: NY official says city has 20 more swine flu cases, additional 17 probable cases Roon  Apr-27-09 11:47 AM   #0 
  - Google Map for H1N1 Swine Flu, link below, appears to be updated often.  jody   Apr-27-09 11:50 AM   #1 
  - Thanks for posting that. n/t  OhioChick   Apr-27-09 11:55 AM   #2 
  - BREAKING NEWS: Theres alyways some new strain  AllHereTruth   Apr-27-09 11:59 AM   #3 
  - 1000 cases, 83 dead in Mexico - that's the last I heard. In case your math skills  kestrel91316   Apr-27-09 12:22 PM   #4 
  - Those are the ones  Mz Pip   Apr-27-09 01:24 PM   #11 
  - Very true. And those will skew the mortality rate way down.  kestrel91316   Apr-27-09 02:57 PM   #19 
  - last year i had a bronchial thing which i thought could have killed me  xiamiam   Apr-27-09 04:31 PM   #25 
     - If you had died  Mz Pip   Apr-27-09 05:01 PM   #27 
  - 70 cases confirmed.  AllHereTruth   Apr-27-09 02:19 PM   #14 
  - Dude we get a lot of hurricanes every year too but we *really* ..  axollot   Apr-27-09 04:58 PM   #26 
  - Thank-you for the perspective...  4_TN_TITANS   Apr-27-09 02:24 PM   #16 
  - That is what I've been trying to tell my family...that translates to a LOT of people!!  axollot   Apr-27-09 04:24 PM   #24 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-27-09 12:30 PM   #5 
  - I think I'll receive my information from a epidemiologist  myrna minx   Apr-27-09 12:34 PM   #6 
  - Doctors in Mexico City say the numbers are wrong.  uberblonde   Apr-27-09 12:38 PM   #7 
  - The known world is scared shitless but not you, o clever one.  aquart   Apr-27-09 12:50 PM   #8 
  - And its mortality rate was *only* 2%  Abacus   Apr-27-09 01:13 PM   #9 
  - my old uncle died in Sept. of 1918  CountAllVotes   Apr-27-09 01:23 PM   #10 
  - So in that case, would it be better to get it now, when it's mild?  crispini   Apr-27-09 02:15 PM   #12 
  - why do you insist on embarrasing yourself?  Divine Discontent   Apr-27-09 02:15 PM   #13 
  - A dweeb in his room being a jerkball?  AllHereTruth   Apr-27-09 02:31 PM   #17 
     - Actually, you're the one implying other people are stupid  nichomachus   Apr-27-09 03:26 PM   #20 
     - Two things I've learned at DU over the years  alcibiades_mystery   Apr-27-09 04:11 PM   #23 
  - You have a high number "confirmed" because it was confirmed in  harun   Apr-27-09 02:42 PM   #18 
  - Has anyone in NJ reported feeling ill?  defendandprotect   Apr-27-09 02:19 PM   #15 
     - Your son had swine flu!!!  alcibiades_mystery   Apr-27-09 03:56 PM   #21 
        - Oh, the glory of it all -- !!!  defendandprotect   Apr-27-09 04:10 PM   #22 

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