Could the Spanish Flu Devastate Us Ag...

Could the Spanish Flu Devastate Us Again?

There are 3 comments on the Science Daily story from Aug 27, 2011, titled Could the Spanish Flu Devastate Us Again?. In it, Science Daily reports that:

But scientists did not know what distinguished the Swine Flu from ordinary influenza in pigs or seasonal outbreaks in humans, giving it the power to travel extensively and infect large populations.

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Bee-ess

Winnipeg, Canada

#1 Aug 29, 2011
No because the Spanish flu was caused by vaccines, but as usual the guilty parties never took responsibility for it (like AIDS) and no government acted on it. In stead it used to fear monger and market flu vaccines that have a risk of seizure or worse.
BigBertha

Knoxville, TN

#2 Sep 19, 2011
In 1918, there was no sanitation. People bathed infrequently. There was not easy access to water. Back in those days, people could cut their finger on fencepost and die two weeks later. Times are very different now. We wash our cuts with peroxide, soap, and water. We take showers daily. We wash our hands frequently. Sanitation and hygiene have made a major difference and saved many lives. I never get a flu shot. I am 37 years old and have had the flu seven times in my life. It's the same ole' thing every time. You feel like crap for 24 hours, you monitor your fever. If it gets above 104, you get someone to take you to the ER. Otherwise, you stay in bed and take Tylenol and have someone put cold compresses on your skin. Whenever some people hear the word flu they panic as though it's the bubonic plague, and we'll all be dead before sunrise. Folks, it's the flu in the 21st century. It's not the flu, TB, or typhoid in the 1800s. Back then, I would have been making funeral arrangements.
FBOMBER

Canada

#3 Sep 19, 2011
BigBertha wrote:
In 1918, there was no sanitation. People bathed infrequently. There was not easy access to water. Back in those days, people could cut their finger on fencepost and die two weeks later. Times are very different now. We wash our cuts with peroxide, soap, and water. We take showers daily. We wash our hands frequently. Sanitation and hygiene have made a major difference and saved many lives. I never get a flu shot. I am 37 years old and have had the flu seven times in my life. It's the same ole' thing every time. You feel like crap for 24 hours, you monitor your fever. If it gets above 104, you get someone to take you to the ER. Otherwise, you stay in bed and take Tylenol and have someone put cold compresses on your skin. Whenever some people hear the word flu they panic as though it's the bubonic plague, and we'll all be dead before sunrise. Folks, it's the flu in the 21st century. It's not the flu, TB, or typhoid in the 1800s. Back then, I would have been making funeral arrangements.
Well said.

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