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posted by [personal profile] batgirl801 at 09:01am on 01/05/2009 under ,
So....here's the thing.  I really think people are WAY overreacting to this Swine Flu "pandemic". Yeah, its a little scary that people are dying from the flu, but you know what? lots more people die daily of other illnesses.  And people die from the REGULAR flu. A lot of people.  

I think what makes me most upset is the fact that people are avoiding pork products now.  You cannot get the swine flu from eating pork.  Let me repeat that, in a louder, bolder fashion:

YOU CANNOT GET THE SWINE FLU FROM EATING PORK. 

"People may contract swine flu by touching something with viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose." (http://www.chacha.com/question/how-does-one-contract-swine-flu)

"The new strain is an apparent reassortment of four strains of influenza A virus subtype H1N1.[63] Analysis at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified the four component strains as one endemic in humans, one endemic in birds, and two endemic in pigs (swine).[63] One swine strain was widespread in the United States, the other in Eurasia.[63] Although called swine flu due to it predominantly containing swine strains, the World Organisation for Animal Health have proposed the name North American influenza because this new strain in its entirety has not been found in swine (pigs).[64] Worldwide the common human H1N1 influenza virus affects millions of people every year, according to WHO officials, and "these annual epidemics result in about three to five million cases of severe illness, and about 250,000 to 500,000 deaths."[65] In industrialized countries most of these deaths occur in those 65 or older.[65" (Wikipedia)

Notice how the WORLD HEATH ORGANIZATION wants to call this thing the North American Influenza.  Because it comes from birds, humans, and swine.  and the new strain, has not been found (in its entirety) in pigs!


Come on people.  Lets cut the panic already.  And Russia, I'm looking at you.  Buying your pork from America will not give you Ham Flu. Let's keep the economy moving, by purchasing more bacon.  Because everyone loves bacon.


I'm Feeling: : 'annoyed' annoyed
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posted by [identity profile] bluebuckeye.livejournal.com at 01:59pm on 01/05/2009
Let's keep the economy moving, by purchasing more bacon. Because everyone loves bacon.


I am fully behind you on this one! I LOVE BACON.
 
posted by [identity profile] rainpuddle13.livejournal.com at 02:07pm on 01/05/2009
Bacon is seriously like the most perfect food, ever.

It goes well with veggies, fruits, other meats, cheese, breads and grains, seriously, like everything!

MmM I had bacon, egg and cheese on an toast everything bagel for breakfast. Ich liebe swine!
 
posted by [identity profile] kevinbelt.livejournal.com at 02:30pm on 01/05/2009
Ha, I just realized that I've been buying pig products since this thing started. Ham sandwiches all last week for lunch, bacon for breakfast, going to make pork chops for dinner probably tonight. I really like eating pigs.

They say the best way to avoid the swine flu is to wash your hands regularly. I should be ok. :)
 
posted by [identity profile] bluebuckeye.livejournal.com at 04:43pm on 01/05/2009
Yeah I don't think you are going to have any problems in that department.
 
posted by [identity profile] friedicee.livejournal.com at 06:51am on 04/05/2009
shhh...I'm waiting until pork chops are cheaper than hot dogs. Mmmmm pork chops on the grill.

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