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Old 04-28-2009, 02:30 PM   #31
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First off what they are talking about is nations completly closing all travel in and out. I'm just saying shut down the Mexican boarder where we know this came from and where people are dying.
Firstdown............I hear ya man, but its not going to do any good. The Flu is already over the border. Its hit as far as New York City. There is nothing that we can do to contain this. We just have to treat it as best as possible. Unfortunately, Thats all that we can do at this point.
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:17 PM   #32
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:26 PM   #33
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:38 PM   #34
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I gotta say, I was reading the posts on this, and they were getting annoying...I wasn't even going to post, but I saw this and it made me laugh. Seriously laughed out loud.

1st- This is NOT Obama's fault, and keep in mind how much I didn't like the idea of Obama in office. This is not a political issue. I'll throw dirt on Obama when he deserves to have dirt thrown on him, this is not one of those times. It's annoying to try to discuss something and politics are always thrown in. Let's move on.

2nd- there was a school out here, Mira Mesa, closed because of this. I guess there was a case and everyone freaked out. Just out of curiousity, how did this happen? Is it from the people eating infected pigs? I really don't know much about it, and to be honest, not going to do a whole lot of research on it when I have a lot of other things to do.
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I just laughed so loud my upstairs neighbor banged on the floor to shut me up.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:56 PM   #37
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2nd- there was a school out here, Mira Mesa, closed because of this. I guess there was a case and everyone freaked out. Just out of curiousity, how did this happen? Is it from the people eating infected pigs? I really don't know much about it, and to be honest, not going to do a whole lot of research on it when I have a lot of other things to do.
Long story short(as possible).

Every living mammal has it's own version of the flu. For these species their version affects them like ours generally affects us.

In Mexico a guy with a mild case of human flu worked with pigs. A pig had swine flu. That flu-ridden worker contracted the swine flu. Tis rarely happens but isn't impossible. Usually this is no big deal beyond the orginal affected. He/she may die but the disease rarely transfers from pigs so it's almost impossible for it to pass from the affected human to another. In this particular case because the worker already had the human flu the swine interacted with the swine flu to create a more virulent human flu that is passable. This is called reassortment. The viruses pass DNA back and forth and create new strains. This is why every year they have to come up with new flu shots...because every year there is a new flu virus that came from two or more flus reassorting in a host and then passed along.
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So you don't have a problem with an open boarder when something like this is starting to spread? They shut down schools, goverment, and anything that draws a gathering of people but we have no problem letting them cross into the US to work everyday.
At the very least you should be able to spell the thing that you want closed down.
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At the very least you should be able to spell the thing that you want closed down.

You would think that.
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This is absurd. Pig's can't fly.

tell that to mr. burns and smithers
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:30 AM   #42
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Closing boarders does very little in this day and age. Due to air travel, airborne viruses cannot be contained by border closings. It is an ineffective tactic against airborne viruses which is why the WHO stated their recommendation against this practice.

fyi--I am both a physician and an epidemiologist...
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Closing boarders does very little in this day and age. Due to air travel, airborne viruses cannot be contained by border closings. It is an ineffective tactic against airborne viruses which is why the WHO stated their recommendation against this practice.

fyi--I am both a physician and an epidemiologist...
Yeah but you probably voted for Obama so your opinion is clearly politically influenced
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I say we just ignore firstdown's Obama comment and just move on with the discussion.
I say we let people make up their own minds about what comments they want to ignore or not ignore.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:42 AM   #45
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I say we let people make up their own minds about what comments they want to ignore or not ignore.
I'm going to ignore that
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