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Bird Flu

On 27 Feb 2006 at 12:03pm Smiler wrote:
Bird Flu - Why isn't anyone talking about it?
Its potentailly the most threatening thing on the planet at the moment, most people who get it die and we have no defense against it.
Do you lot not know this or are you just resigned it?
On 27 Feb 2006 at 1:19pm mick wrote:
Just like SARS, the ebola virus and probably others it just ain't gonna happen.
On 27 Feb 2006 at 1:27pm i dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
Screwed by apathy.
On 28 Feb 2006 at 1:14pm chav wrote:
i heard its untweetable
On 28 Feb 2006 at 4:42pm Chav wrote:
Thanks for putting my name to that. Its actually quite funny.
On 28 Feb 2006 at 5:59pm me wrote:
I've lost all ability to park or reverse. I think i may well be coming down with bird flu
On 1 Mar 2006 at 9:36am Smiler wrote:
The difference is SARS wasn't spread by birds and therefore could be contained
On 1 Mar 2006 at 9:42am I dont live in Lewes anymore. wrote:
See on the news that cats can get bird flu.
Shoot everything maybe?
On 2 Mar 2006 at 8:05am me wrote:
It's getting worse! I've got an overwhelming urge to buy a chelsea tractor and drive it at twenty miles an hour everywhere. I think i shall never indicate again !
On 3 Mar 2006 at 8:50am MC wrote:
Nobody is talking about bird flu as virtually everyone falls into one of two groups:
Person 1)
The sort of person who thinks that everything will be alright. They think the government is infallable, that science can cure everything.... and well, haven't we had rather a lot of scares that turned out to be nothing recently?
Prson 2)
The sort of person who has researched to find out what the fuss is all about. This person is too scared to talk about H5N1 as it scares him rigid. He thinks that a huge amount of people are very likely to die in the near future and can't see the value in talking about it as nothing can be done to change it.
On 5 Mar 2006 at 7:10pm JACK CARTER wrote:
It's not "potentailly the most threatening thing on the planet at the moment". Advocates of religious Jihad have that honour.
A 1/4 (which isn't a majority) of people who contract bird flu are POSSIBLY going to die from it.
The government, dispite wanting to avoid a national panic, has given this much information because an outbreak here is inevitable. Plans are underway to transform our schools into temporary hospitals, and to prepare the country for a state of emergency. This will involve things like the closing of motorways and Railway station, the rationing of food and other essentials due to the closure of ports, and even curfews. This will disrupt your life in an unprecedented way ... if it happens.
The bird flu virus has to mutate into the deadly strain before the Government will implement such steps, and I've heard there's a disinfectant that can kill 99% of all bird flu virus, which doesn't bode well. It implies that the virus will not only be airbourne, but will cling to surfaces too.
This is enough to be getting on with, or so the government has deemed, and when we NEED to worry, they will deem that aswell through the Radio, the television, the newspapers, the internet and word of mouth. Until then ...
On 5 Mar 2006 at 7:19pm hoody wrote:
Or person 3 the the one who doesn't give a t**s
On 6 Mar 2006 at 11:34am Smiler wrote:
At this time 174 people have contracted Bird Flu of those 94 have died thats a mortality rate of 54%
Why do you say a 1/4 of those contracting the disease MIGHT die?
On 7 Mar 2006 at 10:37am I dont live in lewes anymore wrote:
94/174 x 100=25% = Edukayshun @ Priory School or Lewes Secondary Modern Skool as it was known in the gud Ol' days.
On 18 Mar 2006 at 10:32pm JACK CARTER wrote:
QUOTE: Smiler. "174 people have contracted Bird Flu of those 94 have died."

Since nobody has died of it yet in Britain, there are not any percentages and, just in case your figure is related to casualties abroad, I'm sorry to point out the obvious ..... but they're just that, people abroad or, if you prefer, people without the benefits of a Multi-Billion pounds National Health Service....... Which brings me to your question. Quote: Smiler "Why do you say a 1/4 of those contracting the disease MIGHT die?".
(ANSWER: The UK has ordered 14.6m doses of anti-viral drug Tamiflu - enough for 25% of the population - which would alleviate symptoms among people affected).
PhilX .. I wish I was blessed with your inherent sense of fun.

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