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Coroner wants to stockpile body bags in case of flu

There are 20 comments on the WKRC-TV Cincinnati story from Feb 23, 2006, titled Coroner wants to stockpile body bags in case of flu. In it, WKRC-TV Cincinnati reports that:

TROY, Ohio - A western Ohio coroner wants to stock up on body bags in case of a bird flu pandemic.

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George Gentis

United States

#1 Mar 20, 2006
This Coroner should be fired. She is just feeding the frenzy over the bird flu. Only 94 people have died from this bird flu worldwide. And only 1 death was human to human contact. This cornoner needs to educate herself about the facts of this bird flu, instead of trying to make a name for herself.
Jonesie

AOL

#2 Mar 21, 2006
The coroner has a good insight into this looming pandemic.
I hope they have purchased enough body bags. England recently purchased 200,000 body bags, but they still will need many more.
The virus needs just one more change to go H2H, and the mortality rate of those infected at present is 60%.
About 30% of the worlds population is expected to get this Avian Flu.

The population of the USA is almost 300,000,000. You do the math. Ghastly.
moeb

Mexico

#3 Apr 8, 2006
fear and shame in raising alarm? embarrassment, loss of job, prestige... being labeled a nut or being accused of fear mongering, a "chicken little"

check the facts.. weigh the risks. the U.S. government did and jumped the spending on bird flu from 25 million dollars to 3.7 billion dollars (that's a lot of chicken feed)
Judy

Spring Hill, FL

#4 Aug 17, 2006
The whole world is expecting a pandemic from the bird flu. Not if, but when. Things are getting pretty bad on the other side of the world with the bird flu. And by chance the worst scenerio does happen..... Would you want to be working as a coroner WITHOUT suffient body bags?????? Thousands of dead and rotting corpses all around you and a no where near the body bags you need. No, I don't agree with you. I think this person is playing it smart by stocking up. Besides, if no other way to look at it, would you want to be in a body bag if or when you die; or would you prefer to be wrapped in garbage bags and ducted tape.(Which is a very real possibility when or if this happens.) If you are reading and watching everything on bird flu;then you know something very bad is on its way.
Helen

Dayton, OH

#5 Sep 18, 2007
Foresight is better than hindsight.
Helen

Dayton, OH

#6 Sep 18, 2007
Foresight is better than hindsight. Didn't Katrina teach us that?

Since: Aug 07

Cincinnati, OH

#7 Sep 18, 2007
Body Bags! Body Bags! Get your Body Bags now. No waiting.

What total BS. Check the facts. Weigh the risks. I did and found the worlds total human deaths from H5N1 is barely over 100. That is a statistical zero. The deaths are in places where they live ankle deep in chicken excreta with sanitary facilities equivalent to a construction site porta-potty.

You want to talk a pandemic try malarial. There is between 300 to 500 million cases a year that kill form 1.5 to 2.7 million.

World wide many more people are killed yearly by allergies to peanuts. In the US there was 15,000 prescription drug-related deaths.

The worst flu pandemic in US recorded history was in 1918-1919 when An estimated 675,000 Americans died. These people are generating fear based on figures from a time when medical care, sanitary facilities and practices were equivalent to the above porta-potty. They are making billions on that fear.

Seriously if body bags are your only answer then we are in trouble. If this is truly a problem lets spend the money on research.

Since: Aug 07

Cincinnati, OH

#8 Sep 18, 2007
Helen wrote:
Foresight is better than hindsight. Didn't Katrina teach us that?
What should have been learned from Katrina was not to trust locals to properly spend tax dollars on needed infrastructure improvements and maintenance.

If that money had been properly spent 15 years ago there would not have been 1836 deaths and 84 - 100 billion in losses. Also plug into that equation the loss of 75 - 100 miles of wet lands to expansion projects not thought through. That allowed Katrina to come ashore unabated.
Helen

Dayton, OH

#9 Sep 20, 2007
I hope you are right. Many people (my microbiology teacher included) think it is a pretty significant risk. Here is a little quote from the Center for Disease Control Website: "If H5N1 viruses gain the ability for efficient and sustained transmission among humans, an influenza pandemic could result, with potentially high rates of illness and death worldwide."
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/outbreaks/curren...
If you want to stick your head in the sand (like the locals did before Katrina), then be my guest. I would rather be prepared.
BUCKFUSH

Cincinnati, OH

#10 Sep 20, 2007
I thought they'd need plenty of body bags for the people who accidently got a look at Ann Culter.

Since: Aug 07

Cincinnati, OH

#11 Sep 20, 2007
BUCKFUSH wrote:
I thought they'd need plenty of body bags for the people who accidently got a look at Ann Culter.


If you are going to put in a dig at someone at least spell their name correctly. It's Coulter, Ann, you wouldn't last 10 seconds with her in a battle of wits, Coulter.

Since: Aug 07

Cincinnati, OH

#12 Sep 20, 2007
Helen wrote:
I hope you are right. Many people (my microbiology teacher included) think it is a pretty significant risk. Here is a little quote from the Center for Disease Control Website: "If H5N1 viruses gain the ability for efficient and sustained transmission among humans, an influenza pandemic could result, with potentially high rates of illness and death worldwide."
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/outbreaks/curren...
If you want to stick your head in the sand (like the locals did before Katrina), then be my guest. I would rather be prepared.
It is always if and maybe with these people. The CDC depends on fear and panic to get budget increases.

There is zero proof that a avian borne virus has ever mutated to something harmful to a human.

The 'IF' scenario is just as likely to mutate to a virus totally harmless.

Life is full of if, maybe and could be. There is no way to prepare for all of them.

The question here was body bags. How is a body bag going to help? If one would give you any comfort then buy your own. Only $18.00 at: http://www.seaservices.com/t/

Since in your words I have my head in the sand please instruct what you are doing different to prepare? Unless and until there is a vaccine developed we are pretty much screwed IF it happens.
BUCKFUSH

Cincinnati, OH

#13 Sep 21, 2007
JECKLE wrote:
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If you are going to put in a dig at someone at least spell their name correctly. It's Coulter, Ann, you wouldn't last 10 seconds with her in a battle of wits, Coulter.
Ok ok it's Ann Cultwhore.

There, you happy?
BUCKFUSH

Cincinnati, OH

#14 Sep 21, 2007
JECKLE wrote:
<quoted text>
If you are going to put in a dig at someone at least spell their name correctly. It's Coulter, Ann, you wouldn't last 10 seconds with her in a battle of wits, Coulter.
And I'd never be so low as to engage in a battle of wits with someone who's unarmed.

Since: Aug 07

Cincinnati, OH

#15 Sep 21, 2007
BUCKFUSH wrote:
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And I'd never be so low as to engage in a battle of wits with someone who's unarmed.
That is a tired, tired, tired comeback.
BUCKFUSH

Cincinnati, OH

#16 Sep 21, 2007
JECKLE wrote:
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That is a tired, tired, tired comeback.
But still SO true!
BUCKFUSH

Cincinnati, OH

#17 Sep 21, 2007
Or should I say, so, so, so true!

Since: Aug 07

Cincinnati, OH

#18 Sep 21, 2007
BUCKFUSH wrote:
Or should I say, so, so, so true!
Plonk!
BUCKFUSH

Cincinnati, OH

#19 Sep 21, 2007
JECKLE wrote:
<quoted text>
Plonk!
Can't find "plonk" in the dictionary.
Right Wing Lunatic

United States

#20 Sep 24, 2007
There is no such thing as the bird flu. It's all a government conspiracy.

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