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  •  Are you trying to be a selfish asshole? (5+ / 0-)
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    Timoteo, Catte Nappe, hyper, KelleyRN2, Vtdblue

    What if you gave it to my grandmother and she died, while you were just uncomfortable for a while.  I guess you wouldn't care, would you, after all at least you didn't catch food poisoning?

    and what's the incubation of this thing?  What if it is between 2 days and 9 days...and you are contagious all that time without showing symptoms.  Next week it could be everywhere.  Your lack of concern for the odds of catching it 'at this point' are irrelevant.  What we are worried about is decreasing the possibility of multiple human to human transmissions.  Of our possibility of passing it on to others who MAY die.

    Apparently, you have other things to worry about.

    Let's let the CDC's Chief Virologist explain....

    Q: Does this one scare you?

    R.D.: I saw figures that do scare you. We’ve received 300 samples from Mexico, and these cover the span of February, March, and April. And you look at flu A, traditionally it’s A/H1 or A/H3 or it's B up until the end of March. There are two or three cases up to [the] last days of March that are swine. Then in April they skyrocket. So all the cases in the D.F. areas, where most samples came from, it really transmits very efficiently.

    (-8.50, -7.54) Only the educated are free. -Epictetus

    by Tin hat mafia on Fri May 01, 2009 at 10:23:11 AM PDT

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