Phase Five......

SeanyBoySeanyBoy Experienced MentorRegistered Posts: 553
Im not sure what all of this is for.... They say it is curable so why make a public announcement stating we are now phase 5.. 1 away from the worst situation we could be in...

Are these scare tactics? They tell the public to stay calm but i am struggling to imagine the amount of concern going through peoples heads!

Are you guys worried at all?
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  • Paul24Paul24 Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 578
    No. But I am cool

    A-choo
  • LondonMattLondonMatt Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 1,110
    I'm not worried and I won't be until dozens of people who had not been to Mexico, start to die from this. All 'non-Mexicans' who have contracted the virus, have only had mild symptoms, no foreigner has died yet.

    Until they do, I like to think the viruses virility has something to do with something specific to Mexico - another disease, or virus the community has interacting with swine flu, or the virus/pollution they have, or merely the idea that they don't have ready access to good health care, I don't know
  • SeanyBoySeanyBoy Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 553
    I hear you.. but with confirmed cases all over britain do you not think in weeks to come that we could start to see the effects of this flu.. i suspect it would take a few days to even take effect, and they say the symptoms are similar to your standard cold.
  • RacheyRachey Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 589
    I dont really want to admit this but im with LondonMatt on this!! Until someone dies who has not been to Mexico, i'll start to worry. My concern though is the airports, there are still flights coming IN from Mexico so there'll be a lot of germs in the air in the airports, so it will soon be all over the world!

    Anyone know exactly how it started? Please no references to Mexicans having sexual relations with pigs.... Thankyou!
  • LondonMattLondonMatt Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 1,110
    All those cases have so far been from people who were in Mexico. I think there was one confirmed case in Spain of someone who had not been to Mexico contracting the virus. That’s not a lot, but it could grow of course. I just don't think there's a need to worry about it until it happens
  • LondonMattLondonMatt Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 1,110
    Rachey wrote: »
    I dont really want to admit this but im with LondonMatt on this!
    Ah, you are only a woman….helpless to my charms
    Rachey wrote: »
    Until someone dies who has not been to Mexico, i'll start to worry. My concern though is the airports, there are still flights coming IN from Mexico so there'll be a lot of germs in the air in the airports, so it will soon be all over the world!

    Anyone know exactly how it started? Please no references to Mexicans having sexual relations with sheep.... Thankyou!

    It probably started when a pig farmer contracted normal human flu and then came into contact with normal swine flu and the two mutated together in that person to create a virus containing the worse parts of swine flu, with the contagiousness of human flu.
  • RacheyRachey Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 589
    LondonMatt wrote: »
    Ah, you are only a woman….helpless to my charms



    It probably started when a pig farmer contracted normal human flu and then came into contact with normal swine flu and the two mutated together in that person to create a virus containing the worse parts of swine flu, with the contagiousness of human flu.


    Probably? You're rubbish you are!! :001_tt2: And i notice you also quoted my 'sheep' remark and i have since changed it to pig :001_rolleyes: i'm not too sure why i was thinking of sheep!
  • SeanyBoySeanyBoy Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 553
    Rachey wrote: »
    Probably? You're rubbish you are!! :001_tt2: And i notice you also quoted my 'sheep' remark and i have since changed it to pig :001_rolleyes: i'm not too sure why i was thinking of sheep!

    A lot of people think of sheep... your not alone Rachey :laugh:
  • Paul24Paul24 Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 578
    SeanyBoy wrote: »
    I hear you.. but with confirmed cases all over britain do you not think in weeks to come that we could start to see the effects of this flu.. i suspect it would take a few days to even take effect, and they say the symptoms are similar to your standard cold.

    From a selfish point of view, my cold is nearly cleared up, and as I only get one every six months for a week or so, I will know to go for a check up if I get more flu symptoms within a couple of months.

    Personally I may have to eat these words, but I think its the media blowing things out of proportion, not that they usually do that of course.
  • SeanyBoySeanyBoy Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 553
    To be honest for me its the word "pandemic".... there is just something about the word...

    i guess there was a lot of coverage of the "bird flu" case but then again that never reached britain.
  • LondonMattLondonMatt Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 1,110
    Rachey wrote: »
    And i notice you also quoted my 'sheep' remark and i have since changed it to pig :001_rolleyes: i'm not too sure why i was thinking of sheep!
    Yeah, having sex with sheep is just weird! But pigs…? I'm not so sure….I used to have a crush on Miss Piggy….

    ….and Jade Goody :ohmy:


    (too soon for Jade Goody jokes??)
  • CullenCullen Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 592
    Apparantly, well according to the Togmeister, the only way you can ensure plenty of room on your daily commute, is to carry a bag with "MEXICO" written on it and snuffle loudly into a tissue.

    I tried it this morning and it worked a treat. I was still the only one in my car when I got to work....................
  • Paul24Paul24 Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 578
    Just phoned the NHS helpline and all I got was crackling
  • sarahwilsonsarahwilson Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 567
    I'm not worried at all, five people have got it in the UK and they aren't going to die. I appreciate its a different story in mexico but I think the media, etc are blowing it out of all proportion really.
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    Please correct me but i read somewhere that this the latest straine of bird flu
  • DiannewDiannew Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,814
    Paul24 wrote: »
    Just phoned the NHS helpline and all I got was crackling

    You have started again:lol::lol::lol: Do we really want another Pig of a day:lol::lol:
  • SeanyBoySeanyBoy Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 553
    A-Vic wrote: »
    Please correct me but i read somewhere that this the latest straine of bird flu

    i was under the impression it came from pigs... but i think it all falls under the "influenza" category.. the long word for "flu" and i think it is just another version... hence the similar symptoms and so on...
  • DiannewDiannew Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,814
    A-Vic wrote: »
    Please correct me but i read somewhere that this the latest straine of bird flu

    Oh no......does that mean that the pigs may fly..........watch out for their droppings...can't say they would bring you good luck if they fell on your shoulder:crying:
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    Diannew wrote: »
    oh no......does that mean that the pigs may fly..........watch out for their droppings...can't say they would bring you good luck if they fell on your shoulder:crying:

    lmao ya nut
  • RacheyRachey Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 589
    Its the same virus as bird flu, H1N1, but bird flu could only be passed through birds, this one can be passed from human to human. Quite worrying really!!!
  • SeanyBoySeanyBoy Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 553
    Rachey wrote: »
    Its the same virus as bird flu, H1N1, but bird flu could only be passed through birds, this one can be passed from human to human. Quite worrying really!!!

    As long as you've forgotten about the sheep Rachey... :laugh:
  • RacheyRachey Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 589
    To be honest, i'd just been reading an article about an asian man in Leeds who was having sexual relations with a sheep. He was seen by passers by who called the police and was arrested. It turns out he had HIV and was trying to give it to the sheep to see if he could spread the virus through its meat. How sick is that?????
  • SeanyBoySeanyBoy Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 553
    Rachey wrote: »
    To be honest, i'd just been reading an article about an asian man in Leeds who was having sexual relations with a sheep. He was seen by passers by who called the police and was arrested. It turns out he had HIV and was trying to give it to the sheep to see if he could spread the virus through its meat. How sick is that?????

    Was he a member of the taliban?
  • RacheyRachey Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 589
    It didnt say, if he was then the government wouldnt publish it anyway to protect the rest of the taliban. Our government is ****ed up!
  • jiltjilt Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,903
    Rachey, you've got far too much time on your hands :laugh:
  • SeanyBoySeanyBoy Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 553
    Rachey wrote: »
    It didnt say, if he was then the government wouldnt publish it anyway to protect the rest of the taliban. Our government is ****ed up!

    What do you mean? they've made a wonderful job of running this country..

    crimes is down, employement is up, everyone is happy with the taxes they are paying... they are doing a swell job! :laugh:
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    SeanyBoy wrote: »
    What do you mean? they've made a wonderful job of running this country..

    crimes is down, employement is up, everyone is happy with the taxes they are paying... they are doing a swell job! :laugh:

    Sean is it time to sit in that darkend room with the padded walls again bless :lol::lol::lol:
  • LondonMattLondonMatt Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 1,110
    Rachey wrote: »
    To be honest, i'd just been reading an article about an asian man in Leeds who was having sexual relations with a sheep. He was seen by passers by who called the police and was arrested.

    Ah, 'reading the article' were ya…….thats the same reason I buy Playboy….the articles :001_rolleyes:

    :laugh:
  • LondonMattLondonMatt Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 1,110
    I see we are back on AAT time.....five minutes fast now :confused1:
  • CJCCJC Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,657
    Rachey wrote: »
    It didnt say, if he was then the government wouldnt publish it anyway to protect the rest of the taliban.
    Ah I see, so our troops are dying in Afghanistan protecting the Taliban, I never knew that.
    Rachey wrote: »
    To be honest, i'd just been reading an article about an asian man in Leeds who was having sexual relations with a sheep. He was seen by passers by who called the police and was arrested. It turns out he had HIV and was trying to give it to the sheep to see if he could spread the virus through its meat. How sick is that?????
    Is this for real or just racist bullsh*t? Let's have a reference to the article please.
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