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friendly_iconoclast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:19 AM
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Awright, who expects a massive flu outbreak in a week or so?
Not that I ain't extremely happy to see this day arrive, but lets get real:


1 million+ people massed close together in very cold weather.

Little sleep, run down. Little or no handwashing.

Result:

"It was the most thrilling day of my life (cough, cough) Seeing history
being made before my eyes (Achoo!) Where's the ibuprofen? Damn, my throat is sore!"

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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:23 AM
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1. How would I know?!
That's been my life for a good two months!

But I'm getting better! :D
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:25 AM
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2. Investment Grade, Sir....
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 01:58 AM
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3. The cold might actually help prevent a flu outbreak.
If it had been above freezing, the germs would have circulated more freely. Warm winters and January thaws often produce more flu outbreaks.
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:32 AM
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4. Everybody's at least going to have a cold
I remember getting a cold at every tradeshow I ever went to that wasn't in my home town. All new microbes from alien cities, dontcha know. :D
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