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Old 5th May 2009, 09:23   #2
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I got the swine flu.
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Old 5th May 2009, 19:18   #5
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Speaking of photoshop. They should have photoshopped this. That picture scared the hell out of me when I saw it. Just look at those faces...

the related article is a larf also.
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For fuck's sake, how many threads are there about this shit?

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Roughly this many, but the severity of the outbreak is non known.
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Old 7th May 2009, 09:54   #9
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Old 7th May 2009, 14:18   #10
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http://laughingsquid.com/swine-flu-b...venge-t-shirt/

They say this shirt prevents swine flu, better get them while they're still in stock.

edit: I also meant 'unknown' in my previous post.

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Old 7th May 2009, 15:51   #11
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Old 19th May 2009, 22:02   #12
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Nope, but I'll be in Mexico soon (June 6-15). We'll see.

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Old 24th May 2009, 10:51   #15
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this is that sars shit all over again
you know the thing that killed maybe seven people and they were all children or old people

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I need to get some of those masks that make you look like you should be performing surgery. Then I'll be safe... yeah...

Erm... I think I just had a paranoid delusion.
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Old 8th October 2009, 23:02   #18
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Shit! Thanks to Microsoft I'm apparently really REALLY sick.

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They need to do that for vehicle crashes/deaths involving text messaging and driving.

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This Canadian report dated today is rather shocking:

http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/loc...TorontoNewHome

Women seem especially vulnerable.
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Old 12th October 2009, 20:52   #24
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Old 21st October 2009, 08:32   #25
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I lost my voice completely today due to laryngitis and pharyngitis (brought on by drainage caused by other common cold symptoms, which for the most part are currently limited only to congestion/sinus pressure). Everyone seemed scared/worried that I was going to give them H1N1 flu, even though I was washing my hands like a madman, handling nothing that students/fellow staff had to handle, and stated that I had no fever or stomach issues.

So I was basically told to leave work and go to the doctor. When I got to the clinic, there was a huge sign saying I had to put on a mask if I had a cough/throat problem or if I had a fever (to keep people feeling safe due to the H1N1 scare). So I had to put on a mask, making all these other people in there back off and stare at me like I had leprosy or some kind of deadly plague. $20 copay and $115 deductible out-of-wallet pay later, I was told by a doctor that I have a condition that will temporarily reduce or stop my ability to speak. I wanted to fucking shout "REALLY? Ya think?" but obviously I couldn't since I had lost my voice.

I was given a prescription for a $7 six-pill antibiotic and was told to buy some over the counter antihistamine. I was already taking an antihistamine on my own, and I already knew that they'd throw an antibiotic at me. I'm just curious to know why the antibiotic requires a prescription. I could have gone through this by myself without doctor consult for a lot less money and a lot less aggravation if it weren't for that and if it weren't this grossly excessive fear of H1N1 flu.

I'm probably going to be sent home from work tomorrow again, not because I'm unable to work or dangerously contagious, but because of the fears the public has about this. And, in my job, losing a day turns out to be considerably more total work than just going and not skipping. Plus I like work better than sitting around at home alone.

I can still whisper, and I have found that it works to occasionally address a behaviorally difficult class by having the kids watch me type everything up in front of them on a projector rather than talking, even on a day when my voice is good. Although it would be an effective way to keep things going smooth, that probably won't be an option tomorrow, because when I show up I'll probably get sent right back home when those in charge find out that my voice is gone.

Perhaps I should have posted this in the bitchlist. Or maybe I should just shut up, take advantage, and use the day to go fishing or something.

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I'm just curious to know why the antibiotic requires a prescription.
short answer:
Bad shit will happen eventually. Most of us humans will die, if not all.

long answer:

Two reasons:

First, humans slowly build an immunity to antibiotics. Take them long enough and eventually they will stop working. That's why people who are chronically ill for massive amounts of time generally end up dieing due to something stupid. Take my father for example, been so ill with so many infections there is only one antibiotic he responds to anymore. Once he stops responding to that, he is going to be in a world of trouble. As a result, doctors will not give him antibiotics unless his life is threatened anymore. Most people out there want antibiotics for everything and would pop them all the time if easily obtained. Soon humans would lose any response to the meds.

Second, the bacteria itself that the antibiotic is being used to fight will become resistant. If a strain sees something enough, it will develop an immunity. So, people having access to pills, popping them every time they get ill, soon the bacteria will become resistant ...

but remember that the antibiotic will have less effect on humans after time. So as the bacteria is becoming more and more resistant and the antibiotics are having less and less of an effect ....

holy shit, you just created the mythical "super bug" that nothing can kill and will wipe out the majority of the human race.
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Cool. That's a worry though - last year I had a lot of upper respiratory infections where I had to take Augmentin, an extra-strong penicillin pill.

As predicted, I had to stay home. Boring - cleaning and laundry. Voice was completely out throughout the day (can still whisper), and some coughing/nasal congestion/sinus pressure. Not well enough to be at work I guess, but well enough that I'm too energetic to sleep it off. At least the place is clean though.

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Sorry you had to stay home again because of the paranoia of others.

I would not worry too much if I were you. You might have been given Augmentin because you had a particularly nasty infection. My father's really got it bad. Long story short, he has nearly died a few times from various infections and has lost a limbs in the process. The only thing he can be given anymore is i.v. *****. My wife inappropriately refers to ***** as liquid Christ.

Some physicians out there strongly believe we are dangerously close to preventing the doomsday bug. Others out there say it is a legitimate concern, but as long as patients are managed appropriately and physicians don't needlessly prescribe antibiotics, then everything will be fine. As always, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle.

edit: word filter filters out the common shortening of the drug *****floxacin? That's odd. How much spam have we gotten for *****?

edit 2: damn, picked it out of the full name too. ***** = c-i-p-r-o
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***** and ciprofloxacin

I used DJ Egg's workaround to type it. Quote my post to see how.

I'm sorry to hear about your father. Hopefully someone will figure out an alternative solution to your father's issue. Does he have people around helping him out?

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Cute trick for the workaround

My father is an interesting case. He won't really take the help of others because he would have to admit that he has an issue. He won't ask for the help of others when he needs it because he would have to admit that he needs help. Image is a big thing with him and we won't consider anything that would alter what he thinks his image of himself should be.
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Ahh, pride. It'll likely be a problem for me too.

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Heh. I got zero issues with shame!
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....$20 copay and $115 deductible out-of-wallet pay later...
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Second, the bacteria itself that the antibiotic is being used to fight will become resistant. If a strain sees something enough, it will develop an immunity. So, people having access to pills, popping them every time they get ill, soon the bacteria will become resistant ...
As much as doctors overprescribe antibiotics, I'm not sure that matters. One thing that will really screw you and everyone else up is if you don't take the full series of antibiotics. Take all the pills! Don't quit if you feel better, because if you didn't kill all the infection, you just created resistant bacteria.

It's just how they make germ warfare stuff. Take a culture... kill most of it... culture that... kill most of it... pretty soon nothing kills it...

Trying to stay ahead of this game.... Penicillin is just about done working with anything. Newer amoxicillin is getting weak. Newer cephalosporins are still working. The newest cefpodoxime and cefdinir work well. Someday none of these will work.

Maybe we did need the Docs.... Say AHHH! That'll be $175 please!

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Since when do antibiotics have anything to do with swine flu anyway?

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Obama has declared swine flu a national emergency.

Locally in Portland, most hospital emergency rooms have been putting up tents to do isolated triage for people who have flu symptoms. Most of those will be told GO HOME!

So far swine flu is less deadly than the regular kind. But this is an "emergency" and if you have the regular flu, they'll stick you in a tent with swine flu.

I have my emergency preparedness kit for swine flu. Tea and some honey.

Despite "emergency" status from the government, the best practice is to stay home if you get sick and seek medical attention only if you are going to die. You ought to really have a talk with the school Ted. Sending you anywhere but home isn't a good protocol.

This sort of flies in the face of work place custom, where you work unless you are dead. I wonder how much employer resistance we'll find in sending people home. Or how many people are going to think a low grade fever is just the seasonal nothing.

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Work's argument is that if kids go home telling mommy about coughing staff members losing their voices, parents will make a big fuss which could get ugly. I don't really know if I agree that it was a good thing or bad thing, but that was what happened. I was pretty upset at first though, because work takes my mind off of things that annoy me (like coughing or having a bad voice). Today was my second day back (after 3 work days off plus 2 day weekend), and even though I'm not 100% yet, it's nice to be back where I belong.

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Heh... I'm afraid you're grossly unprepared. You forgot the box of Kleenex.

Perhaps the medical community knows more than me in terms of what H1N1 has the potential to do, but I can't see that it has come anywhere near "emergency" proportions at this point though. The Great Depression was an emergency. Pearl Harbor was an emergency. In more recent times, Katrina was an emergency. In my humble opinion, H1N1 isn't even a half-decent bar story.

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Heh... I'm afraid you're grossly unprepared. You forgot the box of Kleenex.
Nah. When the crick of my elbow gets too slimy, I'll just put on a clean shirt.

It's Oregon. It's fall. Cotton flannel is good. In a pinch I could sneeze on my knee.
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Ugh! heh - I sometimes catch my elementary kids doing that. Toilet paper, napkins, or paper towels come in handy.

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It will cut your nose to use kleenex too much. I hate those little splits you get in your nose. When I am really sick I just blow at the pot and wash it down with some lysol Wipe the puke, snot and other excrements up with a white towel and bleach it.

Finish mopping with Pine-Sol when you feel better.

One of my fondest memories is my dad cleaning the snot off my face with a wash rag like he was cleaning a bowling ball.
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ahhh swine flu!

2 people at D's work have it (they went to the doctors and got tested)and now he has sniffles. I'm next! And I'll wake up one day as seen above. Seriously though, it's not if I get it, it's when. I'll gladly take a little vacay of laying at home and drinking tea...even if I don't feel the greatest.
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