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(Washington Post)   Are you ready to panic? Bird flu has already killed 6 people in China. SIX PEOPLE. Quick, everybody get vaccinated again   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 57
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2013-04-05 01:16:16 PM
Me Chinese,
Me catch flu,
Me put peepee in Coke,
For you.


/burma-shave?
 
2013-04-05 01:16:27 PM
While I don't see any reason to panic today, every plague has started with a few deaths.
 
2013-04-05 01:17:41 PM

HotWingConspiracy: While I don't see any reason to panic today, every plague has started with a few deaths.


And a few deaths happen every second! We're doomed!
 
2013-04-05 01:18:00 PM
That's like 20% of the Chinese population.
 
2013-04-05 01:18:14 PM
Yeah but that's Chinese people.. .

That would be like 64,000 Americans!
 
2013-04-05 01:18:47 PM
About eight people per thousand die per year, so with some 6.79 billion people on the planet, then 54.32 million die annually or roughly 148,822 people die every day.  Six is is a nit on a nit.
 
2013-04-05 01:19:58 PM
Everybody knows vaccines cause autism.  If you get one then you'll get the autism.  Duh.
 
2013-04-05 01:21:17 PM
holy shiat that's an entire 0.00000045% of their population!
 
2013-04-05 01:22:22 PM
Where's the line for this vaccination? Because I need to not stand in it.

/I don't need more shots, TYVM, Living Social, please stop offering me B12 injections.
 
2013-04-05 01:22:23 PM
So 6 people, in the super dense urban centers of the eastern coastal regions. Sucks to be you, New York and Los Angeles. You guys might lose 3 citizens each.
 
2013-04-05 01:23:10 PM

Rapmaster2000: Everybody knows vaccines cause autism.  If you get one then you'll get the autism.  Duh.


Thanks for the input Dr. Jenny MCCarthy.

/Looking forward to your article in the New England Journal of Medicine.
 
2013-04-05 01:24:45 PM
wake me when there are 3 or 4 zeros behind that 6.
 
2013-04-05 01:28:38 PM

jaybeezey: wake me when there are 3 or 4 zeros behind that 6.


I think the goal is to avoid that.
 
2013-04-05 01:29:59 PM
Maybe they died just from breathing the air over there.
 
2013-04-05 01:30:28 PM
Kill the peasants and vaccinate the chickens.

Its the only way to be sure!
 
2013-04-05 01:30:38 PM
I wonder how the North Koreans are handling it.
 
2013-04-05 01:31:48 PM
China culls birds as flu deaths mount; airline shares fall

The local government in Shanghai said the Huhuai market for live birds had been shut down and 20,536 birds had been culled after authorities detected the H7N9 virus

Bad time to be a bird it's like the aflockalypse all over again. Wait H7N9 what's with those numbers they keep going up?
 
2013-04-05 01:32:41 PM
I don't think you can throw a rock in China without killing at LEAST 6 of 'em.
 
2013-04-05 01:36:30 PM
How does that compare to the number of people who died in China of regular, old-fashioned, non-"bird" flu?
 
2013-04-05 01:36:54 PM

mjohnson71: Rapmaster2000: Everybody knows vaccines cause autism.  If you get one then you'll get the autism.  Duh.

Thanks for the input Dr. Jenny MCCarthy.

/Looking forward to your article in the New England Journal of Medicine.


I'm a MOM so I always know what's best for my child!
 
2013-04-05 01:44:27 PM
Meh, six dead in China? Must not be very virulent, because I figure in China a really nasty strain of this will kill 60,000 before being detected, 600,000 before ineffective quarantine procedures are in place and 6,000,000 before the West even noticies.
 
2013-04-05 01:46:14 PM
does this number include the thousands of dead livestock dumped into multiple rivers and/or culled in the past month?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/22/dead-pig-toll-shanghai_n_29 30 056.html
 
2013-04-05 01:47:29 PM

HotWingConspiracy: jaybeezey: wake me when there are 3 or 4 zeros behind that 6.

I think the goal is to avoid that.


WHO's goal?
 
2013-04-05 01:47:34 PM
Didn't we just do this like 9 hours ago?
 
2013-04-05 01:51:44 PM
Well if the highly trained medical professionals on Fark don't think this is a big deal I'm not worried about it then.
 
2013-04-05 02:02:11 PM
...and when there is a full blown outbreak, the same people will be complaining that it wasn't taken seriously soon enough.
 
2013-04-05 02:05:30 PM

js34603: Well if the highly trained medical professionals on Fark don't think this is a big deal I'm not worried about it then.


Hopefully they are not as bad as the fark knowitalls were on Fukushima.
 
2013-04-05 02:10:22 PM
subby doesn't understand how herd immunity works
 
2013-04-05 02:11:16 PM
media.sfx.co.uk

Yes, the vaccine. Think of it as your mission...
 
2013-04-05 02:12:41 PM
/shut down everything
//president madagascar
///m-o-o-n that spells...
////captain trips
//baby can you dig.

just handling a few
 
2013-04-05 02:16:25 PM
People who act like this sort of thing means nothing, or that keeping a cautious eye on it is somehow panic, are stupid.

HotWingConspiracy: While I don't see any reason to panic today, every plague has started with a few deaths.


fym.la.asu.edu

/ math is hard for some people
 
2013-04-05 02:19:15 PM

skozlaw: / math is hard for some people


I don't know what they taught you in school, but when I learned maths I learned that any attempt to double zero gets zero. So the "doubling process" in your chart would end right at the zero line and never get any further. Pay more attention in class, smart guy.
 
2013-04-05 02:22:54 PM

Pocket Ninja: skozlaw: / math is hard for some people

I don't know what they taught you in school, but when I learned maths I learned that any attempt to double zero gets zero. So the "doubling process" in your chart would end right at the zero line and never get any further. Pay more attention in class, smart guy.


cdn.buzznet.com
 
2013-04-05 02:23:09 PM
Good thing dogs dont get vaccinated for bird flu

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/purdue-vaccination-studies/
 
2013-04-05 02:23:11 PM
Read this yesterday on Yahoo. At the time, there were only 3 deaths, which means this thing is doubling its kill count every day. PANIC.

They also had a good image to help you know exactly what to PANIC about.
 
2013-04-05 02:33:42 PM
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

/farkers be slipping
 
2013-04-05 02:40:50 PM
Throw 'em in the river.
 
2013-04-05 02:49:01 PM
A couple years ago I spent some time trekking in Nepal, where in the hill country you can pretty much find every sort of mammal and fowl living with humans.

Within a week I went from the hill country of Nepal, to the lowlands that were pretty much uninhabitable except for a bunch of people with a genetic resistance to malaria, to Kathmandu, where they burn people and dump their ashes into the stagnant, barely flowing river, to...

Then about 10 hours hanging out in Indira Ghandi airport. a major hub in Asia.

Then 14 hours in a sealed tube flying to John F. Kennedy airport, a pretty big one in NY.

Then I stopped at a rest stop in New Jersey, split a cinnabon with my travelling companions...

Then on to Washington DC.

Then it occurred to me... You know, if I had picked up a virus in my travels, I've basically farked over the world.
 
2013-04-05 02:50:54 PM
images2.dailykos.com
/ don't panic
// where "panic" is defined by Farkers as "do anything"
 
2013-04-05 02:51:35 PM
It's either going to be mass plague or mass war.  Population reduction events are natural and inevitable.
 
2013-04-05 03:09:48 PM
This story sponsored by big pharma.
 
2013-04-05 03:16:46 PM
Since Japan made a zombie sci-fi channel level of horribleness movie about SARS transforming victims into flesh eating zombies.  I probably see either SyFy or Japan doing the following titles

When Feathers Fly
Avian's Revenge
Wing Of The Predator
It Tweeted From The Shadows
 
2013-04-05 03:37:03 PM

lilbjorn: This story sponsored by big pharma.


Oh yes, vaccines are a BIG moneymaker.  Tamiflu and Relenza, too -- wow, they makes ZILLIONS off of injections given once (vaccine) or for 5-10 days (the antivirals).  Much more than all those medicines people take every single day.

Now, I've only been a physician for around a dozen years, but I'm a-waitin' for my Big PharmaTM payoff for all of those drugs and vaccines I give!  Last time I checked, I got paid exactly $0.00 for every vaccine I ordered.

DubtodaIll: It's either going to be mass plague or mass war.  Population reduction events are natural and inevitable.


Good.  I guess you're volunteering yourself to be one of the casualties, so we won't work to protect you.  We can protect the portion of the population who doesn't take such a fatalistic view.

I mean, death is inevitable, so we should just kill you now?  Is that the logic?
 
2013-04-05 03:43:57 PM

skozlaw: [images2.dailykos.com image 788x592]
/ don't panic
// where "panic" is defined by Farkers as "do anything"


In fairness, when the Welsh people were gurgling and choking on their own respiratory secretions, everyone just thought they were speaking Welsh.
 
2013-04-05 03:47:49 PM

jaybeezey: HotWingConspiracy: jaybeezey: wake me when there are 3 or 4 zeros behind that 6.

I think the goal is to avoid that.

WHO's goal?


Exactly. The answer's right there.
 
2013-04-05 03:50:02 PM

weapon13: jaybeezey: HotWingConspiracy: jaybeezey: wake me when there are 3 or 4 zeros behind that 6.

I think the goal is to avoid that.

WHO's goal?

Exactly. The answer's right there.


What answer?
 
2013-04-05 03:55:07 PM

maxheck: A couple years ago I spent some time trekking in Nepal, where in the hill country you can pretty much find every sort of mammal and fowl living with humans.

Within a week I went from the hill country of Nepal, to the lowlands that were pretty much uninhabitable except for a bunch of people with a genetic resistance to malaria, to Kathmandu, where they burn people and dump their ashes into the stagnant, barely flowing river, to...

Then about 10 hours hanging out in Indira Ghandi airport. a major hub in Asia.

Then 14 hours in a sealed tube flying to John F. Kennedy airport, a pretty big one in NY.

Then I stopped at a rest stop in New Jersey, split a cinnabon with my travelling companions...

Then on to Washington DC.

Then it occurred to me... You know, if I had picked up a virus in my travels, I've basically farked over the world.


Hipster.
 
2013-04-05 03:56:04 PM
That's getting close to one in a billion. I like dem odds. There are diseases so rare that scientists don't even know they exist yet which have killed a lot more people than that. On the other hand, every new strain of the flu has a first victim. It is the mutating to be transmissable between birds and humans, or birds and pigs, or pigs and humans, that is worrisome.

The reason why China is the world's main exporter of influenza is that it has an enormous number of Chinese peasants living in very close proximity to their geese and pigs, like, in the same tiny hut in many cases. There should be a large decline in global influenza when the peasants become rich enough to raise one crop or another, and to buy pork or fowl rather than raise their own food.

The alarming thing I have heard about this new strain in the last 24 hours or so is that it might be transmitted between birds and other animals. That means a reservoir of the virus could build and lurk until the flu has mutated into a more virulent form that can be caught by humans and spread easily.

At the moment this is the birth of a new flu strain. It isn't even a big problem locally yet.

It's practically the definition of "too soon to panic". It's too soon for Panic to hit the snooze alarm for a few more minutes of sleep.
 
2013-04-05 04:18:33 PM
MemeSlave:

maxheck: A couple years ago I spent some time trekking in Nepal, where in the hill country you can pretty much find every sort of mammal and fowl living with humans.

Within a week I went from the hill country of Nepal, to the lowlands that were pretty much uninhabitable except for a bunch of people with a genetic resistance to malaria, to Kathmandu, where they burn people and dump their ashes into the stagnant, barely flowing river, to...

Then about 10 hours hanging out in Indira Ghandi airport. a major hub in Asia.

Then 14 hours in a sealed tube flying to John F. Kennedy airport, a pretty big one in NY.

Then I stopped at a rest stop in New Jersey, split a cinnabon with my travelling companions...

Then on to Washington DC.

Then it occurred to me... You know, if I had picked up a virus in my travels, I've basically farked over the world.

Hipster.


Heh... expected response registered and accepted.

It gets worse... My last trip to Asia was going well until I hit Saigon. Spent three days using what little strength I had left to keep from pooping out any major organs I might need later.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to apologize to the housekeeping staff of the Asian Ruby 3 hotel... There is no way my tip covered what you had to deal with.

Anyway, I wasn't back a month before there was a major outbreak of colitis nearby that *did* in fact kill some people. I had to ask "Damn... Did *I* bring that back?"
Travel is an epidemic's best friend. Ask the 1917 flu.
 
2013-04-05 05:32:47 PM
Not enough Chinese people.
QUARANTINE.
Cut off flights from China.
Watch China flounder.
 
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