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Re: Flu Outbreak 2009
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2009, 02:20 AM »
Anyone else scared out of their gourds right now?   :-\



Funny this is all going on, and I just so happen to be insanely ill right now.  I dont' think it's a flu though, but rather a sinus infection.  I'm really, really out of it right now though, and basically wandered the local toy show like a Zombie on Friday and Sunday.  I hope I didn't get Anthony Daniels sick with Swine Flu though.

Basically that was the running gag all weekend though.  ::)

If this gets worse I'll go to a doctor...  Otherwise I hope it just goes away.
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Re: Flu Outbreak 2009
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2009, 03:33 AM »
Anyone else scared out of their gourds right now?   :-\



Funny this is all going on, and I just so happen to be insanely ill right now.  I dont' think it's a flu though, but rather a sinus infection.  I'm really, really out of it right now though, and basically wandered the local toy show like a Zombie on Friday and Sunday.  I hope I didn't get Anthony Daniels sick with Swine Flu though.

Basically that was the running gag all weekend though.  ::)

If this gets worse I'll go to a doctor...  Otherwise I hope it just goes away.

Yikes - hope you feel better soon dude.   :-\
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Re: Flu Outbreak 2009
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2009, 09:48 AM »

Funny this is all going on, and I just so happen to be insanely ill right now..........  
I'm really, really out of it right now though, and basically wandered the local toy show like a Zombie on Friday and Sunday....... 
If this gets worse I'll go to a doctor....  Otherwise I hope it just goes away.

Geez Jesse -- what do you consider "worse"?  ???

Hope you are feeling better soon! :-*
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Re: Flu Outbreak 2009
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2009, 01:30 PM »
Sounds like Swine Flu.

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Re: Flu Outbreak 2009
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2009, 01:32 PM »
Nah, he'd be dead already.
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Re: Flu Outbreak 2009
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2009, 02:20 PM »
Nah it's not horrible like you're running to the bathroom all the time and things...  I'm pretty sure I just have a bad sinus infection.  I think it's down now to just a sore throat really and a stuffy head as the sinuses are clearing up.  It sucked in that freakish heat wave though this past weekend.  It never fails that when it gets hot, I get sick.

I hope I didn't get Anthony Daniels sick.   :-\
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Re: Flu Outbreak 2009
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2009, 03:25 PM »
You better hope so for your sake Jesse. Otherwise Bill Cable is gonna punch you in the face at the next get together, LOL.
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Re: Flu Outbreak 2009
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2009, 02:41 AM »
It wouldn't be a first time...  He hates me.
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Re: Flu Outbreak 2009
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2009, 08:09 PM »



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Re: Flu Outbreak 2009
« Reply #24 on: May 1, 2009, 05:06 PM »
So I just heard from a co-worker that 20 kids, including 2 of hers, were just sent home from one of the schools in our town for flu like symptoms...  She is on her way to the hospital now to have them tested.
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Re: Flu Outbreak 2009
« Reply #25 on: May 1, 2009, 06:21 PM »
So I just heard from a co-worker that 20 kids, including 2 of hers, were just sent home from one of the schools in our town for flu like symptoms...  She is on her way to the hospital now to have them tested.

Yikes - I hope they're okay!  You're in Wisconsin, right?
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Re: Flu Outbreak 2009
« Reply #26 on: May 1, 2009, 07:36 PM »
So I just heard from a co-worker that 20 kids, including 2 of hers, were just sent home from one of the schools in our town for flu like symptoms...  She is on her way to the hospital now to have them tested.

Insanity. 

From the CDC website, about regular flu:
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Every year in the United States, on average 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu; more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications, and; about 36,000 people die from flu-related causes.

Tell me this isn't being blown way out of proportion for reasons that aren't yet clear.
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Re: Flu Outbreak 2009
« Reply #27 on: May 1, 2009, 10:10 PM »
This thing is showing how sometimes a 24 hour news cycle is not the best thing.
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Re: Flu Outbreak 2009
« Reply #28 on: May 1, 2009, 11:21 PM »
Yikes - I hope they're okay!  You're in Wisconsin, right?

Yeah, we are in southeast WI.  Word on the street is that there were a couple of families from that school that went to Mexico for their Spring Break and some of the kids are now sick.  I'm really hoping that it's just the regular flu and everyone is all right.

Tell me this isn't being blown way out of proportion for reasons that aren't yet clear.

I really hope that's the case...  I'll post more once I hear something...
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Re: Flu Outbreak 2009
« Reply #29 on: May 2, 2009, 05:35 PM »

From the CDC website, about regular flu:
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Every year in the United States, on average 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu; more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications, and; about 36,000 people die from flu-related causes.

Tell me this isn't being blown way out of proportion for reasons that aren't yet clear.

That's definitely an eye-opening stat that people are taking to heart.  The concern appears to be that while the fatality numbers have been low relative to the number of people who die from common strains of the flu, human resistance to H1N1 is almost non-existant.
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