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May 01, 2009


Steve Kimbrey

Cool. I liked that.
I'm fed up with all the media making a mountain out of a mole hill.
When I first heard about deaths from flu in Mexico my immediate thoughts were 'Mexico probably has a worse healthcare system to us' and 'They probably died from some disease/infection caused by the weakening of the immune system due to the flu, not the actual... Read More flu itself' (related to my first thought)
Also, as the NHS Direct people told you, if you've not been in contact with anyone in who has been to Mexico you're probably fine. And if not, you can take medicine to make you better. WHO have said, it's a short lived virus that can be easily treated.
And another thing (!) As they told you, there were only 4 people confirmed to have H1N1 in Ontario, so it's highly unlikely you'll have caught it from them...There are over 65 million people in the UK. There are 8 confirmed cases, all of whom have taken medicine and are recovering well and quickly.What are the chances you've encountered one of those 8. Especially considering they're so far spread. The first 2 confirmed cases were in Scotland! The media seems to have hyped this up way too much.
I keep reading headlines saying "We're at alert level 5. That means a pandemic is imminent"...no it doesn't, it means we're at level 5. Imminent suggests it's right about to happen. Which it isn't. WHO have also said there's no evidence to suggest it will ever rise to level 6 with H1N1. Level 6 would mean that there were multiple cases of large numbers of human to human transfers in multiple areas around the world.
And the situation doesn't seem to be getting worse to me.
There's no need for so much panic. This really isnt a big issue.
End of rant.
I hope you feel better soon though =]

Vera Barbosa

I like your rant, as I feel the same way, it's just a flu with mild symptoms in the end of the day!
Thanks! I'm sure I'll survive!

John Mcnamee

Please spare 6 minutes of your life and watch this film. Over 2,000,000 people have watched and shared this film, who care about hunger and human inequality. If you deem appropriate, please share it with your members, friends, students, and family - all who care about hunger and its impact on human race.



Chicken a la Carte
Director: Ferdinand Dimadura | Genre: Drama |


This film is about the hunger and poverty brought about by Globalization. There are 10,000 people dying everyday due to hunger and malnutrition. This short film shows a forgotten portion of the society. The people who lives on the refuse of men to survive. What is inspiring is the hope and spirituality that never left this people.

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