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Old 04-30-2009, 11:11 AM   #1
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Swine Flu: What Do You Use?


So, I been following the swine flu story on the news and, we contractors enter a lot of people's homes, greet different people, as well as work in dusty, dirty conditions. How do you guys keep safe and clean?

What products do you use?
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:16 AM   #2
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So, I been following the swine flu story on the news and, we contractors enter a lot of people's homes, greet different people, as well as work in dusty, dirty conditions. How do you guys keep safe and clean?

What products do you use?
Confirmed cases of H1N1 worldwide, 236.
World population, 6,776,775,712.
U.S. population, 306,323,509.
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Confirmed cases of H1N1 worldwide, 236.
World population, 6,776,775,712.
U.S. population, 306,323,509.
you forgot the 1.5 BILLION Obama is throwing at it.

Heart disease has taken about 2000 lives today.

Governor of Maine has declared a civil state of emergency.

I know this is not to be taken lightly, but this is overblown just a tad.
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you forgot the 1.5 BILLION Obama is throwing at it.

Heart disease has taken about 2000 lives today.

Governor of Maine has declared a civil state of emergency.

I know this is not to be taken lightly, but this is overblown just a tad.

Just a little!!
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What happened to the bird flu ?
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What happened to the bird flu ?
Pigs ate them.
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Pigs ate them.
Hmmmmmmm............. That makes sense.
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250,000 people die from the normal yearly flu strain. And they are going crazy because something like 80 people have died. Most in Mexico.
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I am safe from the swine flu, I am not a Politician.
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How do you guys keep safe and clean?
In the first place, "clean" is highly overrated in our society. It's actually arguable that a certain amount of ongoing exposure to various crud & bugs helps maintain your resistance to them.

In the second place, staying physically active contributes a lot to one's overall health. I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear that office workers get sick at least twice as much as those who work in the building trades (though of course they're much more likely to keep all of their fingers and toes).

I would also guess that as a group, our diet is healthier than that of the more sedentary worker. Sandwiches and subs are better for you than a lot of the junk that office workers consume--and we burn up the calories more efficiently as well.

And most of all, don't forget...

Alcohol kills germs!
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you forgot the 1.5 BILLION Obama is throwing at it.

Heart disease has taken about 2000 lives today.

Governor of Maine has declared a civil state of emergency.

I know this is not to be taken lightly, but this is overblown just a tad.
There is some difference between the
precaution necessary for you and me
today, as compared to preparations
to produce 300,000,000+ doses of vaccines
for next flu season to combat a new
transmissible strain of flu.
Especially since the last time a swine flu
vaccine was rushed into production with
insufficient testing, it was more dangerous
than the influenza itself (proximate cause
of Guillain-Barre syndrome.)
The "Spanish flu" that killed 60,000,000
in 1918 was a strain of H1N1.
Do you want the government to wait
til next year and see how it goes before
they start to prepare a vaccine that will
be ready for the 2011 fle season?
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They say it's a combination of bird+swine+people??!
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They say it's a combination of bird+swine+people??!
The belief is that all flu
originates in birds, then develops
the ability to jump to other species.



Or not.


Apparently the avian flu
can be passed from birds to
humans, but not so easily
from person to person.
This one goes from swine to human,
then quite nicely from person
to person.
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If you get it, - - turn on your AC and head out to DC, - - this country could use a good cleansing . . .

(There's more ways to be patriotic than just paying your taxes)
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If you get it, - - turn on your AC and head out to DC, - - this country could use a good cleansing . . .

(There's more ways to be patriotic than just paying your taxes)
We already have the cure for non-dc residents.

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