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(CNN)   WHO: Hey...hey guys...look at me, look over at here. The new H7N9 bird flu is like totally the most lethal EVAR. Hey, guys, we're super serial here. No, forget what we said last time we REALLY MEAN IT. Hey, guys look at us   (cnn.com) divider line 81
    More: Unlikely, Disease Control, Keiji Fukuda, EVAR, World Health Organization, Family Planning Commission, Zhejiang  
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2013-04-24 11:02:42 AM
You better listen!
i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-04-24 11:19:25 AM
Well, considering AFAIK there are 91 reported cases being made public, and 22 of those have died...

That's a 25% fatality rate. IIRC, the problem with Avian Flu like H7N9 is not only that it is resistant to treatment, but it targets relatively healthy people with functional immune systems by inducing a cytokine storm.
 
2013-04-24 12:14:38 PM
Has anyone informed President Madagascar yet?  I'd be interested to know what his plans are.
 
2013-04-24 12:20:41 PM

toraque: Has anyone informed President Madagascar yet?  I'd be interested to know what his plans are.


He took an arrow to the immune system
 
2013-04-24 12:20:46 PM
SHUT.

DOWN.

EVERYTHING!
 
2013-04-24 12:22:15 PM
www.knowyourapps.com
 
2013-04-24 12:22:18 PM
Meh.

Call me when the death toll reaches 400 million and people start migrating to Boulder and Vegas.
 
2013-04-24 12:22:18 PM

hardinparamedic: Well, considering AFAIK there are 91 reported cases being made public, and 22 of those have died...

That's a 25% fatality rate. IIRC, the problem with Avian Flu like H7N9 is not only that it is resistant to treatment, but it targets relatively healthy people with functional immune systems by inducing a cytokine storm.


Over 100 cases. 108, I think.
22 deaths.
About 20% fatality.
 
2013-04-24 12:25:38 PM
Haha, those dumb doctors and medical professionals. What the fark do they know anyway?
 
2013-04-24 12:25:46 PM
WHO is the target of ridicule and conspiracy nutters.  The thing is that they get no credit for what they do because no pandemic disease as swept across the world.
 
2013-04-24 12:26:00 PM
serial?
not parallel?
 
2013-04-24 12:27:20 PM
Well we wont get fooled again.
 
2013-04-24 12:27:45 PM
The HHHHHHHNNNNNNNNN Virus?

/isn't that the Steve Austin slo-mo sound?
 
2013-04-24 12:28:34 PM
I think it's best to just turn a blind eye to it.
Those scientists and their books and their brain thinking and stuff. Elitists, I tell you.
 
2013-04-24 12:30:54 PM
We're at the "something to keep an eye on" stage of this, but no need to panic.

Might just be they've cried wolf to many times recently.

"Super Worstest H24N19 flu ever! Panic! You have to get the shot immediately! Even though we mispredicted the strain again and the shot will be all but worthless, but don't forget to Whargarble! "
 
2013-04-24 12:31:04 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-24 12:31:17 PM
I'm hoping for a lot more hype about this in the western press again like SARS had.  Best time over there ever since it made people too afraid to travel.

/the forehead stick on thermometers at the airport were a plus!
 
2013-04-24 12:31:58 PM
Coming soon

Taiwan reports first bird flu case outside China

A 53-year-old businessman in Taiwan has the first case of the H7N9 bird flu virus outside mainland China, health officials there have confirmed
 
2013-04-24 12:33:11 PM
blacren.com
 
2013-04-24 12:35:14 PM
Who gives a shiat if a bird gets the flu?  farking WWF or Greenpeace or whoever the fark . . .
 
2013-04-24 12:37:05 PM
look over at here
look over at here
look over at here
 
2013-04-24 12:37:54 PM
Bird flu, swine flu, mad cow disease. I'm hungry
 
2013-04-24 12:38:10 PM

hardinparamedic: cytokine storm


There's a term I hadn't heard in a couple of years.
 
2013-04-24 12:39:09 PM
I have to admire submitter's ability to tightly pack so much stupid into such a small space.
 
2013-04-24 12:40:15 PM
Bring on the animal flu~

/vhemt
 
2013-04-24 12:42:50 PM

soup: Haha, those dumb doctors and medical professionals. What the fark do they know anyway?


The last time all of the health agencies were saying "we have no idea how dangerous this strain is so governments should take extra precautions."

The media took that in and decided it meant "We're all doomed! Lock yourself in a bomb shelter while wearing a hazmat suit!"

Farkers took the media's reaction in and decided it meant "There's no piles of dead in the street so those stupid health organizations don't know what they're talking about!"

Basically Farkers took the opposite, but equally ignorant, position that nothing could possibly go wrong.
 
2013-04-24 12:43:15 PM

Klom Dark: We're at the "something to keep an eye on" stage of this, but no need to panic.

Might just be they've cried wolf to many times recently.

"Super Worstest H24N19 flu ever! Panic! You have to get the shot immediately! Even though we mispredicted the strain again and the shot will be all but worthless, but don't forget to Whargarble! "


They didn't cry wolf, they did their job. And it worked. The issue is when the WHO does what it is supposed to do, the information dissemination and rapid response can effectively prevent pandemics. But then because there was no pandemic, people shiat all over the WHO and accuse them of being a bunch scientists "crying wolf."
 
2013-04-24 12:43:19 PM
So should I make my car payment or not?
 
2013-04-24 12:43:34 PM
static.guim.co.uk
 
2013-04-24 12:46:16 PM
I started wondering about the ratio of human deaths/casualties currently caused by and directly attributed to communicable diseases, relative to the numbers inflicted or caused by other humans.  But I suppose there's really no way to sort it out.

/it's small world, after all

//sorry - the Devil made me do it
 
2013-04-24 12:46:21 PM

Twigz221: Well we wont get fooled again.


Meet the new virus.
Same as the old virus.
 
2013-04-24 12:48:41 PM
It's kinda like the people who think that the Y2K bug was no big deal. They didn't see the millions of man-hours involved in making sure various things weren't going to shiat the bed come 12:00:01 1 January 2000.

The WHO basically has to raise the warning flag at the earliest possible moment. The shiatstorm that would erupt if they didn't say anything and a flu virus got out of control would be epic.
 
2013-04-24 12:48:57 PM
Why worry? It's not like Birds are everywhere and are a nearly perfect vector for a disease.
 
2013-04-24 12:49:38 PM
High mortality rate of around 25%... but not easily transmitted with only maybe around 100 cases...

Rabies will kill more people in the world than this will...

But H7N9 makes great hype for departmental funding....
 
2013-04-24 12:55:35 PM
Oh.

This is the thread where people who don't understand how exponential functions work tell everyone else how smart they are for being flippant about the exercise of basic caution.
 
2013-04-24 12:58:39 PM
I just got back from an appointment with my physician..... It was rather surreal.

After talking about my condition/treatment the topic moved from his hatred for Obamacare, to gun control, to stocking up food and ammo for the upcoming end of organized society, to the pandemics that will occur.... the pandemics that are already starting.... that will reduce the population of the planet dramatically.

*Crawls under bed with his lever action Winchester, ammo, and a dozen cans of Spam. Begins to whimper and suck his thumb*
 
2013-04-24 01:00:40 PM

tlenon: High mortality rate of around 25%... but not easily transmitted with only maybe around 100 cases...

Rabies will kill more people in the world than this will...

But H7N9 makes great hype for departmental funding....


Right!  Becuase notHing ever begIns like that and eVolves a new transmission vector.  Really, it's just about money.
 
2013-04-24 01:01:23 PM

The Evil Home Brewer: I just got back from an appointment with my physician..... It was rather surreal.

After talking about my condition/treatment the topic moved from his hatred for Obamacare, to gun control, to stocking up food and ammo for the upcoming end of organized society, to the pandemics that will occur.... the pandemics that are already starting.... that will reduce the population of the planet dramatically.

*Crawls under bed with his lever action Winchester, ammo, and a dozen cans of Spam. Begins to whimper and suck his thumb*


Fire your Doctor, STAT
 
2013-04-24 01:02:02 PM
*Crawls out from under his bed long enough to grab his 5 gallon cornie keg containing "Bourbon Barrel Stout" and a mug. Crawls back under the bed.... Points his gun in the direction of any sound he hears*
 
2013-04-24 01:04:12 PM

elchupacabra: The Evil Home Brewer: I just got back from an appointment with my physician..... It was rather surreal.

After talking about my condition/treatment the topic moved from his hatred for Obamacare, to gun control, to stocking up food and ammo for the upcoming end of organized society, to the pandemics that will occur.... the pandemics that are already starting.... that will reduce the population of the planet dramatically.

*Crawls under bed with his lever action Winchester, ammo, and a dozen cans of Spam. Begins to whimper and suck his thumb*

Fire your Doctor, STAT


Yes..... After going to this guy for 10 years....Having one of his sons in several classes I taught... I must admit that this was the most unexpected conversation ever......
 
2013-04-24 01:05:06 PM

Klom Dark: We're at the "something to keep an eye on" stage of this, but no need to panic.

Might just be they've cried wolf to many times recently.

"Super Worstest H24N19 flu ever! Panic! You have to get the shot immediately! Even though we mispredicted the strain again and the shot will be all but worthless, but don't forget to Whargarble! "


Ok, why don't YOU try to predict which flu strains are gonna go pandemic, and which ones won't?
It's not that farkin' easy...
Better yet, try to imagine the one that does go pandemic, and what would happen if they were to sit on their hands and say,
"best not to cry wolf, or else the nutters will have sore butts"

Then again, you could always listen to Jenny McCarthy and the esteemed Dr Wakefield.
 
2013-04-24 01:09:05 PM

The Evil Home Brewer: elchupacabra: The Evil Home Brewer: I just got back from an appointment with my physician..... It was rather surreal.

After talking about my condition/treatment the topic moved from his hatred for Obamacare, to gun control, to stocking up food and ammo for the upcoming end of organized society, to the pandemics that will occur.... the pandemics that are already starting.... that will reduce the population of the planet dramatically.

*Crawls under bed with his lever action Winchester, ammo, and a dozen cans of Spam. Begins to whimper and suck his thumb*

Fire your Doctor, STAT

Yes..... After going to this guy for 10 years....Having one of his sons in several classes I taught... I must admit that this was the most unexpected conversation ever......


Oh, that's gotta suck.  Didn't know you were closer friends than that.  I've got the same problem -- people who, if I only had a professional relationship with, I'd drop like a hot potato if that level of Derp was uttered from them.  I guess in a way, it's a good thing none of them are people who's stupidity would make them unqualified to assist in a major matter.

That being said, I'd still consider getting my medical opinion elsewhere.
 
2013-04-24 01:11:32 PM

Bontesla: hardinparamedic: Well, considering AFAIK there are 91 reported cases being made public, and 22 of those have died...

That's a 25% fatality rate. IIRC, the problem with Avian Flu like H7N9 is not only that it is resistant to treatment, but it targets relatively healthy people with functional immune systems by inducing a cytokine storm.

Over 100 cases. 108, I think.
22 deaths.
About 20% fatality.


Dubious calculations.  So, you've got 22 deaths, those are positive for infection, then you have another 80 or so cases that are confirmed, probably becuase the people were sick enough to go get checked out.  But what about the potentially thousands of other infected people who didn't bother getting checked? We have no idea how many people are actually infected, so the stats don't mean much.
 
2013-04-24 01:14:18 PM
OK, so if some hot muscled dude from eastern Zhejiang Province happens to be walking down my street here in the USA and offers to have sex, I'll emphatically say, "NO, THANKS!"

/whew, that was close!
 
2013-04-24 01:14:46 PM
Who cares about bird flu anyway.
Get a cat instead.
 
2013-04-24 01:15:31 PM
We got a notice from the CDC at our hospital today due to "international visitors coming for the Kentucky Derby and other activities." TL;DR
 
2013-04-24 01:18:26 PM
FTA: "So far there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission, the authorities say. "

Going to be difficult for it to spread in absence of that.
 
2013-04-24 01:19:27 PM
Just walk it off

i2.cdn.turner.com
 
2013-04-24 01:29:08 PM

Stabone33: Meh.

Call me when the death toll reaches 400 million and people start migrating to Boulder and Vegas.


I'll be at a suite in the Bellagio with the walking dude.
 
2013-04-24 01:31:54 PM
Seems to me that if these ChiComs would just stop farking those sexy sexy asian chickens we wouldn't even be hearing about Bird AIDS right now.
 
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