Flu Theory

Discussion in 'Health & Medicine' started by merlotmaker, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. merlotmaker

    merlotmaker Guest

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    What if this strain is sort of a test run, maybe a version of a much greater and more deadly strain of flu?
    I think of it in terms of the most recent computer virus scare, it came in strains, and over the course of a few months those strains were not just test dummies, but opened doors for the final strain. Human viruses work in similar ways, although instead of port numbers and firewalls, they break down immunities.

    Just a thought....
     
  2. dukman

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    I thought instead of breaking down our immunities, surviving bouts of flu and cold virus attacks strengthens the immune system. I also don't think the flu virus has a convention where they get together and send out feeler parties to find out what works good, then comes back and reports, then test again, until they are ready to release their best version ever... :D No matter what we do, survival of the fittest says the flu bugs WILL mutate, and we WILL adapt over time. (or die off trying) :D
     

  3. TechAdmin

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    It's been a concern of mine. I think viruses have the ability to shut down infrastructure Internationally pretty well esp. through fear. I think becoming a goal of being fully sufficient is a good one in a scenario like that.
     
  4. dyermaker

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    I am glad that I do not buy produce in grocery stores. Too many hands from all over have touched those items. I'm sure there are some swine flu germs lurking on some produce somewhere. It just makes me really glad that I grow my own produce and I'm glad that my hands are the only ones that touch the food I eat.
     
  5. The_Blob

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    this big focus on... The FLU, is just a ploy to shove socialized medicine down the US' throat, in a month people will be feeling silly or mortified like they were in the 70s since they killed many more people with the vaccines

    also, the idea of taking tamiflu as a 'preventative measure' is probably one of the stupidest things I have heard in a while... that is how you create 'superbugs'

    the vote (universal healthcare) is coming in a few weeks, watch for specter's vote on it... and cap & trade

    I'm a LOT more worried about the side-effects of the hydroxycut I've been taking for the last couple of weeks than I am about getting the flu

    anybody remember SARS?
     
  6. HarpeR

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    Are you really taking Hydroxycut, Blob?
     
  7. Janis

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    I think the whole flu crazy has come and gone, thankfully!
     
  8. Canadian

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    I'm from Toronto. I remember SARS. Shut the whole place down for months. Plus we had mad cow and bird flu. Nobody wanted to eat steak.
     
  9. The_Blob

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    aahhh... good times... $1.19/lb steak for a month, I almost went into ketoacidosis I bought/ate so much :D

    wow, just looked in the paper & pork chops are $0.89/lb... AWESOME! pork, the other GREY meat
     
  10. Canadian

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    I ate pork for lunch. Delicious. Plus I don't feel sick.
     
  11. dukman

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    From what I have been reading... it is just getting started :eek:

    Hopefully the stupidness of it is gone. No need to shut down a city due to it...
     
  12. The_Blob

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    smoke & mirrors... smoke & mirrors :mad:

    gay marriage

    Notre Dame commencement speech & honorary degree

    enhanced interrogation techniques & who knew about them

    swine flu

    anything to keep people focused on the wrong crap :mad:
     
  13. Canadian

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    Don't forget single unwed mothers.