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    Bird flu: Time to panic?


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    Quote Originally Posted by banquo's_bumble_puppy
    My opinion...
    Panic? no
    act upon the threat? yes
    At the current moment, I will not worry about getting it since the chance is slim to none. But, the possibilities exist, and the consequences large, so research should be done, and some preparations made (which can apply to just about any disease).

    And chicken little? I think he's in bed with the flu, so I won't go visit him.

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    "This is no time to panic!"
    "This is the perfect time to panic"

    Ok, that was the joke. I don't even know what the question seriously means - does one come to a conscious decision to panic and what would one if you did decide to panic?

    I read very recently (last couple of days) that there is the thought now that bird flu may actually be much more common than was realized in people - there are significant numbers of people who are exposed, get sick (but nothing worse than a cold or mild flu) and just get better, and never realize it was the bird flu. So estimates that the fatality rate are 10s of percent are overestimates. I believe this idea was investigated by looking for the presence of antibodies in people who were not believed to have had the disease.
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    Panic wont get us anywhere. I think it is time to be prepared.



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    Is it ever time to panic? Did panic ever solve anything?
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    See post 10PM, PST, 01/11/06 for the panic that has begun whether it is time for it or not.

    In my opinion, we still have a few months. But if I were in Europe I'd be sure my supply of hand soap was good.
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    If possible, please don't link to posts by page number, the number of posts per page is an individual setting, so the link will be to the wrong page for several people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenrikOlsen
    If possible, please don't link to posts by page number, the number of posts per page is an individual setting, so the link will be to the wrong page for several people.
    I tried to put the post I wanted at the top of the page like we could on the BABB board. But I could only put it up as a single post sans thread. How do you get the post you want to top the page? Sorry, no time to look it up myself in the FAQs.

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    My science teacher reakons it'll take a year to get us aussies as we are not atached to anything(birds can fly though and it'll be summer here when its winter up north. Lets face it- you do get more sick in the winter.

    Best place to be would be NZ or perth I reakon...

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    Bird flu outbreak in turky... is that ironic or?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    Bird flu outbreak in turky... is that ironic or?
    Funny, I didn't notice until you pointed it out.....definitely irony

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    Time to close all the windows, get loads of supplies in, refuse the kids permission to go to school, and stop living a normal life.... Or maybe not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakenorrish
    Time to close all the windows, get loads of supplies in, refuse the kids permission to go to school, and stop living a normal life.... Or maybe not!
    Hey, it's not like it's Y2K, relax

    I did not even want to go into the bird-Turkey thing
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    Red face

    Global warming....TIme To Panic
    Global cooling......Time To Panic
    Three Mile Island.....Time To Panic
    Chernobyl...........Time To Panic
    9/11..................Time To Panic
    Anthrax..............TIme To Panic
    End of the Milllenium....Time To Panic
    Beginning of the New Millenium...Time To Panic
    Swine Flu(you probably don't remember)....Time To Panic
    1918 Flu........oops too late PANIC
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    Oh I do remember all those swine flu things and I'm young . It did not feel threatening to humans however, only huge piles of swines needing to be killed.


    You forgot the mad cows
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    Potential cure

    An Icelandic cod enzyme might be the cure for bird flu, a recent experiment, which the Icelandic company Ensímtaekni hf. took part in, indicates. In five minutes, the isolated fish enzyme killed 99 percent of H5N1 viruses.

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