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Offline Wilma

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Re: Swine Flu...Impending pandemic?
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2009, 10:00:58 pm »
I think the biggest reason this flu has spread so fast is the lack of sanitation in Mexico.  Up here where standards are higher and where so many people want to call home, we will take steps to keep from contracting the flu, if possible.  If, in my home where I can wash my hands with soap and hot water, or if I go out, I can take my bottle of hand sanitizer with me, and where I can avoid the problems faced in other places, there should be no problem. 

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Re: Swine Flu...Impending pandemic?
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2009, 10:12:15 pm »
Did anyone see on the news about the little villiage where this epidemic began? It is a very small villiage that has huge pig operations by Smithfield, a US based company. It seems that the regs that our farmers are required to abide by are not required in that country. Thus an impending disaster, just another example of the United States passing the buck so to speak. We allow our companys to go abroad and escape our regulations yet we bring the product back into the United States. Not only are the sanitation regs avoided but the wages and employment standards are also avoided. We may pay anyway for not taking more care of what is occuring in the world, including our neighboring countrys. I truly believe that we should not import any product that is produced under conditions that are not allowed in the United States.  :( :(
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Re: Swine Flu...Impending pandemic?
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2009, 10:16:02 pm »
Was there any mention of chickens or birds.? That seems to be in the mix also.

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Re: Swine Flu...Impending pandemic?
« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2009, 10:20:44 pm »
Diane, bird or chickens were not mentioned in the news item I saw. Just an interview with the childs' mother and several of the villagers. The little boy is fine by the way. However with the open lagoons that I saw in the tape it would certainly be possible for birds to be involved and rats or mice.  :P :P
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Re: Swine Flu...Impending pandemic?
« Reply #34 on: May 01, 2009, 10:21:45 pm »
  YUK.

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Re: Swine Flu...Impending pandemic?
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2009, 10:46:30 pm »
The main thing is: Wash your hands!!


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Re: Swine Flu...Impending pandemic?
« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2009, 06:16:53 am »
Sixdogsmom, way to go...blame the US for the worlds problems.  Wages, work enviroment, enviromental standards, of foregin countries are their problem.  I swear, americia is damned if they do and damned if they don't.  don't you think that the Mexcian gov't ought to be the ones to determine what goes on in mexcio?  Oh, and by the way, there are reports that this "mexcian flu" started in california.
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Re: Swine Flu...Impending pandemic?
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2009, 07:40:53 am »
I have heard that, too.  It was reported by Mexico.

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Re: Swine Flu...Impending pandemic?
« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2009, 09:19:47 am »
Heres one link on it.  It doesn't give a definite answer, just something to think about:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,518572,00.html
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Re: Swine Flu...Impending pandemic?
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2009, 05:37:32 pm »