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Swine flu "Worst strain ever" this winter.


yehbut_nobut

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As if things can't get worse.

Medical experts warned swine flu will be the worst strain of the virus this winter as the seasonal vaccination campaign began today.
Swine flu set to be worst strain this winter | BreakingNews.ie

Reading the piece, it sounds like the headline is bit of a scare story - the whole article is more about the HSE vaccination campaign then the Swine Flu virus itself. There's no mention of clinical indicators - showing why this season's virus is the "worst ever".
 

Expatriot

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EVER?

It is only going a bloody year. So actually it is slighly worse than last year that was not so bad in the end?

PANIC PANIC PANIC
 

NotDumbOrCrazy

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How many times have we heard this sort of ************************e?

SARS
Avian Flu
CJD
Even AIDS; how many people do you know who got it?
Etc.

It's all a load of commerical bollox.
 

slx

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That's all we need!
Country's falling apart already.
 
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Isn't there an enquiry still ongoing involving certain members of WHO and certain pharmacutical companies regarding last year's KILLER SWINE FLU?
 

NotDumbOrCrazy

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Isn't there an enquiry still ongoing involving certain members of WHO and certain pharmacutical companies regarding last year's KILLER SWINE FLU?
Yeah, I remember reading one of the main WHO dudes who was promoting the threat turned out to have a significant interest in the company who was making the vaccines.

If the group doing the warning (i.e. the medical industry) are the group trying to make money from the warning, you should take their words with a pinch of salt.

You apply the same filter to estate agents, so you should apply it to the medical community too.
 

Sean O'Brian

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It's not even available to non-at-risk groups, so it can't be that bad. That said, my friend's son got it last winter and he was laid up for several weeks and even lost the job he was due to start.
 

needle_too

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Ebola
Fasciola Hepaticus (sp? Flesh eating disease -remember that?)

blah, blah fkn blah
 

yehbut_nobut

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CookieMonster

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EVERYBODY PANIC!

Or not. Your choice.
 

ZeeBig

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Must be a tonne of drugs left over to sell from last year.

Can't have them sitting on the auld shelves going off now can we ?

We can expect a lot more of this scaremongering now that we're hitting flu season for the winter.
 

Expatriot

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If all the bond holders die of it are we off the hook?
 
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