Oh crap... - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Life Beyond Horses > General Off Topic Discussion

Oh crap...

This is a discussion on Oh crap... within the General Off Topic Discussion forums, part of the Life Beyond Horses category

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        04-29-2009, 06:08 PM
    Oh, WOW. Is there a brick wall I can beat my head against? lol
    Originally Posted by Vidaloco    
    I heard this morning that the Mexican government is saying it started here.
    Sponsored Links
        04-29-2009, 08:46 PM
    It is like a normal flu. There have only been 8 confirmed cases of death so far. Everyone needs to take precautions, of course, wash your hands and what not, but don't go into a hypocondriact (spelling?) or whatever they call it. :) Your body can build an immunity.
        04-29-2009, 08:48 PM
    I *think* that I heard on the news that Mexico had 140 confirmed deaths! EEEEKKK! A school several towns over had a kid with possible swine flu. Scary! The school has the week off and if the kid does have the flu they have to have 3 weeks off. I am also suppose to go to NYC for a field trip but they might cancel it because there are several reported cases and a school has it. Hopefully it will pass. *fingers crossed*
        04-30-2009, 11:42 AM
    As serious as it is, it is by far not the worst flu outbreak we have ever encountered and hopefully it won't get to the point these did!

    CNN.com - Recent flu outbreak mild compared to past pandemics - Dec. 10, 2003
        04-30-2009, 12:09 PM
    This same exact thing happened in 1976. IMO it's the governments way of getting an invitation to socially control the medical field. In the 1976 Swine Flu panic, there was only ONE reported death in the US due to the swine flu.... 25 people were reported dead because of the VACCINE!
        04-30-2009, 12:24 PM
    A few years ago it was the bird flu. I keep chickens, I freaked out over it. I stopped selling eggs and covered all my outdoor chicken areas with bird netting. It passed and I never lost a chicken. I don't get very excited about new flu viruses anymore.
    I found this article about past pandemics Deadliest pandemics of the 20th century - CNN.com The current one pales in comparison.
        04-30-2009, 12:26 PM
    I've been to mexico and it seems they aren't as hygienic is some of the areas. It's a possibility that the people getting deathly ill from this are the poorer of the people in mexico who live in shacks. IDK
        04-30-2009, 12:27 PM
    Super Moderator
    What I've heard, there's around 20 confirmed deaths in Mexico.

    There's just one thing which makes me think. Why people die in Mexico but nowhere else?

    What I think about all that, there's no reason to panic now. Maybe then if young, healthy people start to die all around you. Ofcourse it's a little worrisome but over here, authorities have given an announcement that as yet you should take it as a normal influenza (except wash your hands a lot, avoid sick people and if you have travelled lately and got symptoms call to the doctor beforehand instead of it visiting there so you won't spread the virus).

    I wish your mom and sister good luck, Vidaloco!
        04-30-2009, 12:48 PM
    I wondered about that as well Tamma. I know they sell antibiotics over the counter with no need to see a doctor. If people take them too often, the immune system doesn't work as well. We have to see a doctor to get them here. Plus there are more people living below the poverty line in Mexico. I'm sure that has something to do with it.
    There is a huge gap between the wealthy and the poor there. They have no middle class.
        04-30-2009, 12:49 PM
    Super Moderator
    And seems that our cases were groundless - luckily.

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:


    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Well holy crap!!!! Draven Other Pets 8 04-05-2009 11:22 AM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:33 AM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0