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2013-01-02 08:41:25 AM  
President Rajoelina prefers a sensible approach where you stay home while still contagious and take precautions like washing your hands regularly during flu season.
 
2013-01-02 09:25:45 AM  
He likes to move it move it?
 
2013-01-02 10:23:24 AM  
This "remedy" seems kinda thin.
For me, there is no way to win.
The ill one's my spouse,
And MINE is the house
Her sick ass is holing up IN.
 
2013-01-02 10:52:07 AM  
www.deviantart.com
 
2013-01-02 10:52:56 AM  
In order to spread flu, it's best to use a spatula.
 
2013-01-02 10:54:58 AM  
Pass it on: The spread of flu could be reduced if people are isolated shortly after they show symptoms, and stay home for four days.


Not bloody likely if you wish to keep your job.
 
2013-01-02 10:57:04 AM  

Mr.Hawk: Pass it on: The spread of flu could be reduced if people are isolated shortly after they show symptoms, and stay home for four days.


Not bloody likely if you wish to keep your job.


A job that doesn't give you four sick days a year during flu season isn't one worth keeping.
 
2013-01-02 10:59:29 AM  
Stay home for four days -- yeah right. Cough into your elbow, frequently wash your hands, and stay away from other people. Most hourly jobs would be very unhappy if you stayed home for four days. We can't all be lawyers.
 
2013-01-02 10:59:42 AM  
The risk of a flu vaccine causing serious harm, or death, is extremely small. I'd rather stay home sick.
 
2013-01-02 11:00:09 AM  
I imagine there will be studies some day, that correctly identify why people get the flu (and colds, etc.) during a specific time of year. Then technology will catch on to this trend and figure out a way to avoid it.

In the meantime, get your shot, and get the flu anyways, then spend that day or two in your house praying for death, then build your immunity. Rinse, repeat.
/does not apply to elderly and infants and those in critical danger when contracting a sickness.
 
2013-01-02 11:02:15 AM  
Wash your hands, don't go touching your intake bits with your hands (mouth, nose). You're 99% of the way there.

Get a flu shot because statistics say you probably don't have OCD and therefore the hand washing bit is going to be iffy.
 
2013-01-02 11:02:18 AM  
GET A

FLU SHOT

FOUR MONTHS AGO

DOWN!!1!
 
2013-01-02 11:02:26 AM  

Flakeloaf: Mr.Hawk: Pass it on: The spread of flu could be reduced if people are isolated shortly after they show symptoms, and stay home for four days.


Not bloody likely if you wish to keep your job.

A job that doesn't give you four sick days a year during flu season isn't one worth keeping.


While I agree, that's not true in this current economic climate, where we're all working overtime with little vacation and sick days for the betterment of record company profits.
 
2013-01-02 11:03:22 AM  

Flakeloaf: Mr.Hawk: Pass it on: The spread of flu could be reduced if people are isolated shortly after they show symptoms, and stay home for four days.


Not bloody likely if you wish to keep your job.

A job that doesn't give you four sick days a year during flu season isn't one worth keeping.



Most do, but assuming you don't get a cold or food poisoning or the like for the rest of the year you could take those four days in one shot, but if you do get sick again, then every other time you have to call in you lose $, so no one is going to take 4 days off at one time thus the flu will be spread.
 
2013-01-02 11:04:12 AM  
Yeah, the flu tends to last a lot longer than four days, as I've experienced it. The real flu, that is, not those random sniffles everyone calls the flu.
 
2013-01-02 11:05:49 AM  

Mr.Hawk: Flakeloaf: Mr.Hawk: Pass it on: The spread of flu could be reduced if people are isolated shortly after they show symptoms, and stay home for four days.


Not bloody likely if you wish to keep your job.

A job that doesn't give you four sick days a year during flu season isn't one worth keeping.


Most do, but assuming you don't get a cold or food poisoning or the like for the rest of the year you could take those four days in one shot, but if you do get sick again, then every other time you have to call in you lose $, so no one is going to take 4 days off at one time thus the flu will be spread.


I guess I have 2 points here:

1 - Your employer (depending) would be pissed if you take 4 days in a row off.
2 - No one is likely to do it anyway.
 
2013-01-02 11:10:35 AM  
Flu?

Better call these guys:
i116.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-02 11:12:42 AM  

DoBeDoBeDo: Wash your hands, don't go touching your intake bits with your hands (mouth, nose). You're 99% of the way there.

Get a flu shot because statistics say you probably don't have OCD and therefore the hand washing bit is going to be iffy.


I was coughing and picking my nose while reading this, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...
 
2013-01-02 11:16:03 AM  
Crotch-uppercut any motherfarker that doesn't have the damn common decency to cover their mouth when they cough/sneeze.
 
2013-01-02 11:16:05 AM  

Boeheimian Rhapsody: [www.deviantart.com image 449x700]


i.imgur.com

/ftfy
//popscorn anyones?
 
2013-01-02 11:19:38 AM  
I am a pediatric nurse. I work in one of the best pediatric hospitals in the country, and I only have 5 sick days per year. I will be given a written warning if I miss 6 days, and I can be fired if I miss 8.

/Flu shots are required for all staff.
//I see kids die from the flu every year.
///My otherwise healthy mom died from complications of H1N1 a few years ago.
 
2013-01-02 11:19:53 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: DoBeDoBeDo: Wash your hands, don't go touching your intake bits with your hands (mouth, nose). You're 99% of the way there.

Get a flu shot because statistics say you probably don't have OCD and therefore the hand washing bit is going to be iffy.

I was coughing and picking my nose while reading this, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...


Yes but were you leaning sideways with one butt cheek elevated? This is important.
 
2013-01-02 11:19:58 AM  
Why should it be my responsibility to not spread the flu? If you don't take precautions from getting it or if you're old and sickly, that is your own damn fault. Its my right to not wash my hands and wipe snot where I please.
 
2013-01-02 11:22:20 AM  
DoBeDoBeDo

Get a flu shot because statistics say you probably don't have OCD and therefore the hand washing bit is going to be iffy.

I don't agree with the flu shot. My co-workers always get the shot and 50% of the time end up with the flu a month or two later. I have been flu free for 25+ years and see it as introducing a foreign species into an ecosystem.
 
2013-01-02 11:23:07 AM  
The commentators on that site are derping it up rather well too. My favourite is how all the evil immigrants from Africa and other wild places are spreading their evil bacteria to kill us off. It is good that in the past we never suffered from a massive epidemic that killed off 1/4 of the worlds population.
 
2013-01-02 11:23:18 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com

Ha Ha! Sick time.
 
2013-01-02 11:23:57 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: DoBeDoBeDo

Get a flu shot because statistics say you probably don't have OCD and therefore the hand washing bit is going to be iffy.

I don't agree with the flu shot. My co-workers always get the shot and 50% of the time end up with the flu a month or two later. I have been flu free for 25+ years and see it as introducing a foreign species into an ecosystem.


That's not the flu they get. It's food poisoning, hangover or wants a couple days off.
 
2013-01-02 11:25:28 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: DoBeDoBeDo

Get a flu shot because statistics say you probably don't have OCD and therefore the hand washing bit is going to be iffy.

I don't agree with the flu shot. My co-workers always get the shot and 50% of the time end up with the flu a month or two later. I have been flu free for 25+ years and see it as introducing a foreign species into an ecosystem.


Flu shots are mandatory where I work, and I still spent this past weekend recovering from a nasty version of it. Better luck next year, I guess.
 
2013-01-02 11:28:51 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: DoBeDoBeDo

Get a flu shot because statistics say you probably don't have OCD and therefore the hand washing bit is going to be iffy.

I don't agree with the flu shot. My co-workers always get the shot and 50% of the time end up with the flu a month or two later. I have been flu free for 25+ years and see it as introducing a foreign species into an ecosystem.


You are a lucky SOB. I know a few people that say the same (one hasn't taken a sick day since the late 1980's), and good for all of you. I have some kind of some sickness every 8-12 weeks, get a flu shot every year, and get a flu about every other year. It sucks.
 
2013-01-02 11:31:07 AM  
Well my hours of playing Plague, Inc have taught me that President Madagascar and his evil twin in Greenland might have the inside line on preventing transmissible disease.
 
2013-01-02 11:31:49 AM  
Vaccinate?  LOL.  Live with a kindergartner, you'll be immune to everything eventually.
 
2013-01-02 11:32:07 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: DoBeDoBeDo

Get a flu shot because statistics say you probably don't have OCD and therefore the hand washing bit is going to be iffy.

I don't agree with the flu shot. My co-workers always get the shot and 50% of the time end up with the flu a month or two later. I have been flu free for 25+ years and see it as introducing a foreign species into an ecosystem.


It's not a species, the flu shot is inactive....dead.....no longer a virus......insert various dead parrot sketch quotes here........it's simply a booster to let your body know that a virus is coming and hopefully give you a chance to fight it off before you become fully sick. It doesn't totally prevent the flu, but it does help.
 
2013-01-02 11:32:52 AM  
I would love to stay at home when I'm sick. Trouble is I'm an hourly worker with a bonus of working in food/beverage service. I threw up this morning. If I can't get my shift covered (highly likely I won't) and I call out/go home I will be fired. So I am working foo service while sick because I need the money.

/this applies to all hourly food service workers. Your barista/waitress/bartender is not immune
//Before you say anything I am in school getting my BS in biology
 
2013-01-02 11:34:43 AM  
I've barely been able to keep liquids down today and am probably going to take the week off, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2013-01-02 11:38:43 AM  

wide_eyed: I am a pediatric nurse. I work in one of the best pediatric hospitals in the country, and I only have 5 sick days per year. I will be given a written warning if I miss 6 days, and I can be fired if I miss 8.

/Flu shots are required for all staff.
//I see kids die from the flu every year.
///My otherwise healthy mom died from complications of H1N1 a few years ago.


I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I watched Downton Abbey last night and it was the one about the Spanish Flu. These weird strains take the healthy and young, leaving the weak with just a terrible experience. Most diseases are the other way around.

And the quickness of these strains is really shocking. Just a matter of hours sometimes.
 
2013-01-02 11:39:27 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: DoBeDoBeDo

Get a flu shot because statistics say you probably don't have OCD and therefore the hand washing bit is going to be iffy.

I don't agree with the flu shot. My co-workers always get the shot and 50% of the time end up with the flu a month or two later. I have been flu free for 25+ years and see it as introducing a foreign species into an ecosystem.


No they don't. 50% of a work environment don't get the flu every year unless your coworkers all have some sort of serious immunodeficiency issue. They get colds. Maybe even bad ones that lead to some secondary infections because they don't take care of it. 50% of your coworkers are not getting the flu. Especially if they're getting the shot.

In addition, you're not introducing a foreign species of anything. Modern flu vaccines (shot form, the one pretty much everyone gets now) aren't live. Educate yourself.
 
2013-01-02 11:39:51 AM  

wide_eyed: I am a pediatric nurse. I work in one of the best pediatric hospitals in the country, and I only have 5 sick days per year. I will be given a written warning if I miss 6 days, and I can be fired if I miss 8.


So the administrators at your hospital would rather give a potentially deadly virus to its already sick children then have their nurses stay home when they're sick?  And you say this is one of the best pediatric hosp. in the country?  I think not.
 
2013-01-02 11:40:12 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: I imagine there will be studies some day, that correctly identify why people get the flu (and colds, etc.) during a specific time of year.


I thought it was because the winter tends to be drier, which makes mucous less effective and also since winter tends to be colder people congregate inside where airborne pathogens can more easily spread from person to person. But yeah, maybe they need to do more studies.
 
2013-01-02 11:41:28 AM  
OH HAI!!

web.mit.edu
 
2013-01-02 11:48:13 AM  

fred_chan: Nana's Vibrator: I imagine there will be studies some day, that correctly identify why people get the flu (and colds, etc.) during a specific time of year.

I thought it was because the winter tends to be drier, which makes mucous less effective and also since winter tends to be colder people congregate inside where airborne pathogens can more easily spread from person to person. But yeah, maybe they need to do more studies.


Assuming what you wrote is true, what if someone found a way to remove the airborne pathogens - people always congregate inside, but in the warmer weather (here in the Northeast US, anyways) we can leave windows or doors open, but we don't dare do that in the winter. Cold air sucks, and it costs too much to waste all that heat...or maybe it's worth that cost.

Dry winter mucous? Do the Spring and Summer pollens actually help flush sickness out of our bodies? Can you re-create that artificially?

There, you're rich. You're welcome.
 
2013-01-02 11:50:07 AM  

ChipNASA: You know who would have been better off if he never had to have Obama's government mandated flu shot?



/R.I.P. Baby Quinn.


I laughed inappropriately loudly when I scrolled down.
 
2013-01-02 11:50:37 AM  

Flakeloaf: Mr.Hawk: Pass it on: The spread of flu could be reduced if people are isolated shortly after they show symptoms, and stay home for four days.


Not bloody likely if you wish to keep your job.

A job that doesn't give you four sick days a year during flu season isn't one worth keeping.


This....is most definitely not true. I don't get a single sick day for the entire year, although I can just call in sick and not get paid for however long I am sick. Optimal? Hell no, that part really sucks, but the working conditions and benefits otherwise are quite decent. I get no official paid vacations or sick leave, btw. Amurca, heck yeah!!
 
2013-01-02 11:51:14 AM  

ChipNASA: You know who would have been better off if he never had to have Obama's government mandated flu shot?

[i.imgur.com image 720x538]

/R.I.P. Baby Quinn.


When are you going to own up to the truth that you baby was a pussy? Babies live through all kinds of sicknesses. If yours died from influenza, he probably had it coming.
Anyways, had he lived, he would have crawled off your stupid piano and dented his skull.
 
2013-01-02 11:51:38 AM  

Chinchillazilla: ChipNASA: You know who would have been better off if he never had to have Obama's government mandated flu shot?

/R.I.P. Baby Quinn.

I laughed inappropriately loudly when I scrolled down.


Look Closely.

/R.I.P. Lootie.
 
2013-01-02 11:54:55 AM  
My employment requires a doctor's note after 2 days of sick leave so four days off is unlikely. The last time I had the flu a few years ago it hit me on a Saturday and I did take off the following Monday and Tuesday.
 
2013-01-02 11:55:12 AM  
My employer requires a doctor's note if you take two or more consecutive sick days.  It hasn't come up yet, but it sure sounds like fun to drag myself to a clinic while miserably sick just to ask a doctor to verify that, yes, I am indeed sick.

ChipNASA: You know who would have been better off if he never had to have Obama's government mandated flu shot?

[i.imgur.com image 720x538]

/R.I.P. Baby Quinn.


The Lootie is a nice touch; keeps things fresh.
 
2013-01-02 11:56:04 AM  
Efficacy of current flu vaccines questioned

Of course vaccines are "safe and effective", which is why vaccine makers are immune from lawsuits.

So your product doesn't have to work, and you can't be sued if it farks people up?

Sweet deal.

But yeah, if teh gubbermint tells you to stick it, STICK IT.
 
2013-01-02 11:58:34 AM  

ChipNASA: You know who would have been better off if he never had to have Obama's government mandated flu shot?

[i.imgur.com image 720x538]

/R.I.P. Baby Quinn.


Does anyone have any recent pictures of Quinn? I often wonder how the little tyke is doing these days.
 
2013-01-02 11:58:52 AM  

ChipNASA: /R.I.P. Baby Quinn.


Y'know, the real win here is using the shoop with Lootie in it..
 
2013-01-02 12:03:38 PM  

PunkTiger: ChipNASA: /R.I.P. Baby Quinn.

Y'know, the real win here is using the shoop with Lootie in it..



And now he finally has a name.
 
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