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Posted: 5/1/2009 8:31:50 AM EDT
I work security for a large company. I was just given a form for all visitors to fill out. It asks if you recently traveled to Mexico or if you have exhibited any flu like symptoms in the past 7 days. This was out together by the risk assessment department's pandemic flu committee. So now there is a gentleman who had a cough a week ago who can't be let into the building.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:33:01 AM EDT
Glad it's not me.



I'm just getting over 10 days of a cold that I've had since I went to Laredo, TX almost 2 weeks ago

Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:37:01 AM EDT
And they want you to handle the forms after they fill them out?  Brilliance  on your employers part.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:38:24 AM EDT
sounds like my company

got people here saying that will never eat pork products again
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:39:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:40:18 AM EDT
I work for a pharmacudical company and they are saying the same thing. No security is stopping people coming in though.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:41:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2009 8:41:56 AM EDT by 6731HBAR]
Originally Posted By 50cal:
Originally Posted By wardog513:
sounds like my company

got people here saying that will never eat pork products again


You're kidding?


That should suprise you?

Remember, people are stupid.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:42:46 AM EDT
so if they check no..  they are good to go  ?


awsome.


more feel good shit
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:52:36 AM EDT
Man that sucks.

Max
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:53:29 AM EDT
well containment is key...
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:53:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By cluster:
so if they check no..  they are good to go  ?


awsome.


more feel good shit


lol
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:54:34 AM EDT
I'd cough and groan enough to get sent home for a few days off
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:55:47 AM EDT



Originally Posted By 6731HBAR:



Originally Posted By 50cal:


Originally Posted By wardog513:

sounds like my company



got people here saying that will never eat pork products again





You're kidding?




That should suprise you?



Remember, people are stupid.
I'm looking forward to cheap bacon prices.






 
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:56:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Barrelburner:
Glad it's not me.

I'm just getting over 10 days of a cold that I've had since I went to Laredo, TX almost 2 weeks ago


Now THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is a shithole.

<–– Lived in Laredo for a year.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 8:59:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ColourSgtBourne:
I'd cough and groan enough to get sent home for a few days off


I'd call in on Monday.....I have a runny nose...might be the flu, so since under the new rules, I can't come into the building.  I'll be back in 2 weeks.

Link Posted: 5/1/2009 9:00:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 50cal:
Originally Posted By wardog513:
sounds like my company

got people here saying that will never eat pork products again


You're kidding?


i wish i was
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 9:01:09 AM EDT
I just returned from Mexico City last week and my security badge was turned off.  I have had to meet with the HR woman every morning to take my temp and make sure I have no cough before I can me let into my office.  Today was my last day and I apparently passed.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 9:01:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AmericanPatriot:

Originally Posted By 6731HBAR:
Originally Posted By 50cal:
Originally Posted By wardog513:
sounds like my company

got people here saying that will never eat pork products again


You're kidding?


That should suprise you?

Remember, people are stupid.
I'm looking forward to cheap bacon prices.

 



fuck yeah.,more bacon and ham for the rest of us  cool im going to go fan the flames of that rumor of people are getting sick after eating pork...
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 9:03:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By wardog513:
Originally Posted By 50cal:
Originally Posted By wardog513:
sounds like my company

got people here saying that will never eat pork products again


You're kidding?


i wish i was


This is going to impact the pork industry like last years tomato scare.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 9:04:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By wardog513:
sounds like my company

got people here saying that will never eat pork products again

You should tell them that its actually more likely that they could get conferred immunity by eating enough pork.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 9:04:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By feedmyAR:
Originally Posted By wardog513:
Originally Posted By 50cal:
Originally Posted By wardog513:
sounds like my company

got people here saying that will never eat pork products again


You're kidding?


i wish i was


This is going to impact the pork industry like last years tomato scare.


Last year's tomato scare impacted the pork industry?
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 9:07:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Zakk_Wylde_470:
Originally Posted By feedmyAR:
Originally Posted By wardog513:
Originally Posted By 50cal:
Originally Posted By wardog513:
sounds like my company

got people here saying that will never eat pork products again


You're kidding?


i wish i was


This is going to impact the pork industry like last years tomato scare.


Last year's tomato scare impacted the pork industry?


The tomato industry took a huge hit over that mess.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 9:09:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By feedmyAR:
Originally Posted By Zakk_Wylde_470:
Originally Posted By feedmyAR:
Originally Posted By wardog513:
Originally Posted By 50cal:
Originally Posted By wardog513:
sounds like my company

got people here saying that will never eat pork products again


You're kidding?


i wish i was


This is going to impact the pork industry like last years tomato scare.


Last year's tomato scare impacted the pork industry?


The tomato industry took a huge hit over that mess.


yep

worse part is..my company is the largest food service company in the world.. and it is still populated with people who believe this shit
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 9:10:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 9:15:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 9:31:51 AM EDT
Swine Flu article by Chicago Tribune

~snip~

The very young, elderly or sick may have a weak immune system that is unable to keep up with the virus or allows a second infection to take root, sometimes resulting in death. More than 30,000 Americans a year die from influenza-related illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Especially alarming to public health officials are flu strains that kill young adults, as was seen in 1918 and is being reported from Mexico. In these cases, a person's healthy immune system may overreact, causing a "cytokine storm" that can cause excessive inflammation in the lungs, leading to death.

"It is almost as though the patient self-destructed," Alexander said.

As scientists unravel the genetic makeup of swine flu strains collected in Mexico, the U.S. and New Zealand, they are relieved to find differences between the 1918 strain and the current strain that suggest a lower potential for severe illness. Some experts suggest the virus may be mutating into a less dangerous form as it spreads.

"It might be losing its steam," said Bellur Prabhakar, professor and head of microbiology and immunology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "What we're seeing in the United States has us hoping that the pandemic may not be as bad."


I'm really not too worried about this "pandemic."
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 11:03:48 AM EDT
Isolated Incident.

Nothing to see here.

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