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Posted: 10/6/2005 5:29:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 5:35:11 PM EDT
Yes it could be.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 5:36:48 PM EDT
Seems like this bird flu is being mentioned quite a bit lately, huh? I'm definitely concerned. Apparently we're due for a pandemic.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 5:39:12 PM EDT
I know its the next big blood and guts scare story on the msm.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 5:39:35 PM EDT
You might want to visit the Survival Forum.....

here
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 5:58:44 PM EDT
WHY will there be a sudden outbreak? What is it coming from, a secret bio lab or something? How do we know it's coming if it hasn't come yet?
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 6:33:16 PM EDT
It's wierd this is making the news all of a sudden, I've been hearing about the bird flu for YEARS on the net, but now all of a sudden it's news?

They've had to kill millions of birds in asia, dozens of people have gotten it, there has been human to human contagion, that's why they're afraid it's coming, and it has a high mortality rate.

The flu would be bad enough, the panic/ breakdown of commerce/ economic damage would make it much,much, worse if there was a pandemic.

Since all kinds of birds can be carriers, you pretty much have to survive this disease, there isn't going to be any hiding from it.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 6:41:39 PM EDT
I find Strigidae puke around here all the time.

Except for the bones and fur it's not bad eatin'.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 6:52:36 PM EDT
All I can say is, stick with beef! Don't eat any chicken that isn't KFC. That has been processed enough. Bush is just being thinking in advance. Good plan IMHO!
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 6:55:41 PM EDT
I don't know. They had a hot doctor chick on Fox this morning stating the problem is overblown.

She said the virus has not yet mutated for human-to-human transmission. Until then, you don't need to worry unless you enjoy oral sex with chickens.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 6:56:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 6:58:24 AM EDT
Achoo...chirp chirp chirp
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 7:01:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mattja:
I don't know. They had a hot doctor chick on Fox this morning stating the problem is overblown.

She said the virus has not yet mutated for human-to-human transmission. Until then, you don't need to worry unless you enjoy oral sex with chickens.



Not necessarily true. There are cases that strongly suggest human to human transmission is already happening. It just hasn't been scientifically proven yet.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 7:02:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BuckeyeRifleman:
If Bush is concerned maybe we should be too.



It's Bush's fault.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 7:03:18 AM EDT
Here is a blog that was sent to me by an unnamed Dr friend.

We are very concerned.

http://avianflu.typepad.com/

Please leave the link cold, copy and paste.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 7:05:11 AM EDT
what is it?
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 7:06:43 AM EDT
I'm dumping my KFC stock.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 7:07:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
WHY will there be a sudden outbreak? What is it coming from, a secret bio lab or something? How do we know it's coming if it hasn't come yet?



Dont follow the news much eh?
When pigs and kept in close proximity to chickens is the biggest danger.
Why will there be an outbreak? Because it would )potentially) be a new strain that we (humans) have NO resistance to. And additionally, we have no drugs to combat it (Due to it being a new strain).
So essentially you have a brand new virus in the world. If it goes human to human, then theres really no practical way to prevent yourself from catching it.
The last time something like this happened was the Spanish Flu in 1918. Look into it. It was scary as hell.

And now, we have a possibility of it happening all over again. Except this time the medicines we do have that MIGHT help us the strain might be immune to due to the Asian governments handing out that very medicine to their chickens to try and combat the virus. Which is just giving it a chance to mutate into a medicine resistant strain before it even goes human to human.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 7:10:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thedave1164:
Here is a blog that was sent to me by an unnamed Dr friend.

We are very concerned.

http://avianflu.typepad.com/

Please leave the link cold, copy and paste.



Why?
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 7:14:01 AM EDT
It's just a diversion to distract the American people from Karl Rove's possible indictment
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 7:15:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 7:16:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 7:17:30 AM EDT


For the big ones that strut around.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 9:32:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 9:36:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
I'm heading to China for a couple of days tomorrow.


Perfect timing...



I was there all summer, in the south not far from the Vietnam boarder. No worries.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 9:37:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BuckeyeRifleman:
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/06/AR2005100601230.html

If Bush is concerned maybe we should be too.



It killed 600,000 Americans last time it hit the US.

Definately a major concern.

Avian flu is much different than normal flu, and can kill healthy people quickly, whereas normal flu usually hurts the elderly worst of all...
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 11:37:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 3:51:47 PM EDT
How old are you? Every few years for decades some a$$hat from CDC or whatever thinks he knows what the popular disease is going to be.

Do you remember the "swine flu" fiasco? It was going to kill millions, the sky was falling, everybody needed to get the shots right now! Well, nobody got swine flu, or at least, I never heard of anyone getting it.

But a lot of old people died from the vaccine. And many who took the shots got "chronic fatigue syndrome". Even the CDC admits it. "Less common side effects that can occur after vaccination include allergic reactions (particularly in people who have a severe allergy to eggs), and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), a severe paralytic illness. In 1976, swine flu vaccine was associated with an increased number of cases of GBS. Influenza vaccines since then have not been clearly linked to GBS."

Yeah, but what makes you think they have their s#!+ together this time around?

Here, you drink the Koolaide.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 4:20:05 PM EDT
Was reading about the Spanish Flu of 1918, a few weeks ago. Seems to have started in the US at Ft. Riley, Ks.
Some soldier probably brought it back from Europe . Most flus hit the youngest and oldest the worst. But the Spanish flu also killed those healthy as a horse. in the prime of life.

Many people didn't feel "quite right" in the morning. By sunset the very same day... they were dead.

That was a badass flu. The mortality rate on this new one is between 25 and 50 percent I heard. Hope I heard wrong. If it did mutate enough to pass easily from human to human, it could be the real SHTF.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 4:22:03 PM EDT
"THE STAND"
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 4:27:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By andrew:
The mortality rate on this new one is between 25 and 50 percent I heard.



Yeah, but it's basically been confined to Vietnamese chicken farmers. How "healthy" do you think these people really are? They probably live in squallor and have a dozen or so vitiamin deficincies.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 5:05:45 PM EDT
ahem........
SARS.
Here is another cheery thought- The CDC is suprised that HIV hasn't yet mutated into an
airborne virus.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 5:11:05 PM EDT
Could it? Sure. And the world could blow up tomarrow.

Will it? I doubt it.

Stock, plan, whatever. It's hard to defend against a virus, and you might still end up infected anyway.

At least if you get it, you have a 40% chance of not having to worry about anything ever again...

Link Posted: 10/7/2005 5:26:04 PM EDT
We talked about this approx a week ago: www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=394523
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 5:26:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By andrew:
The mortality rate on this new one is between 25 and 50 percent I heard.



Yeah, but it's basically been confined to Vietnamese chicken farmers. How "healthy" do you think these people really are? They probably live in squallor and have a dozen or so vitiamin deficincies.



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