Swine flu!!!

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  1. Tony22-250

    Tony22-250 New Member

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    Ok whats the big deal about Swine Flu how bad is this supposed pandemic because they just said there have been 2 confirmed cases in GA (thats where i live)!!! 70 something people have died in Mexico because of it already.

    I hope its not going to turn in to the movie Outbreak!!! Thinking of stocking up on ammo and forming roving bands of rebels like Mad Max or resident evil!I sure hope the CDC contains it before it gets to that point!!!
     
  2. Bruce FLinch

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    If you haven't stocked up on ammo by now, you're too late...:eek:
     

  3. armedandsafe

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    The big deal is that they say they have no vaccine for it. Just like the common cold, no vaccine, just care. The flu is much worse than a cold, but not deadly to most people.

    The true thing is that it makes for scary headlines for the MSN and fervent sound bites for politicians and bureaucrats.

    60 people died? 75 people died? That is sad, indeed. However, does it even begin to compare to 5 gallon bucket deaths? How about shower stalls? Do you see headlines about mis-diagnosed patients in hospitals?

    Those other things happen every day, so those people aren't scary enough to lead in the "news." Can you imagine Obamassiah holding a national news conference on the dangers of 5 gallon buckets? (Actually, I can imagine that, but that is another thread. :D )

    One of these "crises" will gain enough traction for the feds to call an emergency that needs FEDERAL intervention and we will lose another batch of freedoms. If this one doesn't work, don't worry, we'll find another tomorrow.

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  4. Tony22-250

    Tony22-250 New Member

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    In response to an intensifying outbreak in the United States and internationally caused by a new influenza virus of swine origin, the World Health Organization raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 5External Web Site Policy. on April 29, 2009. A Phase 5 alert is a “strong signal that a pandemic is imminent and that the time to finalize the organization, communication, and implementation of the planned mitigation measures is short.”

    The United States Government has declared a public health emergency in the United States. CDC’s response goals are to reduce transmission and illness severity, and provide information to help health care providers, public health officials and the public address the challenges posed by this emergency. CDC is issuing and updating interim guidance daily in response to the rapidly evolving situation. CDC’s Division of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) continues to send antiviral drugs, personal protective equipment, and respiratory protection devices to all 50 states and U.S. territories to help them respond to the outbreak. The swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is susceptible to the prescription antiviral drugs oseltamivir and zanamivir. In addition, the Federal Government and manufacturers have begun the process of developing a vaccine against this new virus.
     
  5. Tony22-250

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    looks like im going to hunt me some hogs ha haha
     
  6. glocknut

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    Well, at least its not a Sheep or Goat flu... :eek::eek::D:D:D;)

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  7. SaddleSarge

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    This is nothing but the biggest bunch of hogwash (pun intended), hyped by Nobama and the media so that they can say, "look at us and what we did."

    More folks die every year due to regular ol' influenza. It is unfortunate that the one toddler in Texas died from it, but watch a bad flu year and several thousand will die of the flu.

    This is a "designer" catastrophe so that we will all hail superman as to how he thwarts the evil virus. If the general public knew the crap the illegal's were bringing over the border (not drugs), there would be an outrage, but it isn't politically correct.

    Why is it that we're starting to see Tuberculosis and Polio again, diseases that were wiped out in the U.S.? The answer may surprise you that it's merely a little "illegal" problem. I'm not worried about standing in a field and not getting the flu from someone sneezing like our idiot Vice President made mention of. I'm worried about the illegal farm worker crappin' in the middle of the field and getting Ecoli from the spinach or the T.B., polio, and hepatitis that they are bringing in.

    Watch how many bills congress and the states try and pass while our attentions are again diverted to a non-issue. This is just presidential driven hype with the media gleefully going along with it to show us how badly we need governmental health care and the socialism that accompanies it. :mad::mad:
     
  8. TheGunClinger

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    Wonder who just came back from Mexico lately?
     
  9. Tony22-250

    Tony22-250 New Member

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    you know i think your right this is how the government gets stuff done is through fear and the media. Scaring the common man half to death so that he puts his "faith in the government" instead of the american people to solve a problem.

    I have a solution for the immigration problem!!!

    [​IMG]


    Just see how many illegals cross after we put one of these across the Mexican boarder.
     
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  11. islenos

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    How the Swine Flu Spreads:D
     

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  12. TranterUK

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    I tried the government telephone help line, but all I got was crackling.

    Do yanks get that I wonder?
     
  13. ARB

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    I really don't think blaming the current administration is the answer. Did we blame Bush for the West Nile and Bird Flu scare? I haven't seen Obama mentioning it much except that he is making arrangements just in case, as did Bush.
    It's the 24/7 news cast. They only have so much they can talk about. In fact, I watched one reporter trying to goad the President into making hypothetical statements so it would seem bigger than reality. He didn't take the bait.
    If you're going to blame the President, as it is your right, don't blame him for your car breaking down. Republicans have been getting a bad rap because it's always someone elses fault.
    Sometimes, you got to man up and play the hand you've been dealt. Obama, didn't screw this country up, we all did.
     
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    You're 100% right about that. There have been occasional TB cases in local schools. The press dances around the cause, but doing some basic digging and questioning, you can find out that the TB always originates from the students that are in this country illegally. I'm sorry if that's not PC, but it's the truth. The illegals bring all kinds of disease and filth with them and it needs to stop. But the gov't won't do anything. The Democrates want the votes, and the Republicans want the cheap labor.