Skip to comments.How many people do you know who are sick? (Vanity)
Posted on 02/17/2011 10:46:39 PM PST by piytar
So how many people do you know who are sick with the latest round of cough/flu? And have been for weeks, if not months? About a third of my friends and family are. I was, but I catch just about everything - and then recover quickly thanks to an overactive immune system (which has problems of its own).
So let's go conspiracy theory here: Are we in the middle of a bio attack? After all, I cannot remember when this many people I know spread around the US and two continents were sick the same way this long. But decades of vaccinations - with antibody factors that may be passed down generationally - may be providing a defense.
So what happens when this bug goes global? Oh, wait, it has - it's just not being reported well.
Me - two weeks. Almost everyone I know has been sick over the past few weeks. Lingering cough for those who have “recovered”.
I’ve had a bitch of a cough since Thanksgiving...my wife almost as long.
I’m a smoker, but I’ve never had one this long. More people than usual at work have coughs.
I was thinking I’ve maybe got whooping cough.
I don’t take flu shots.
me. one week nearly. i am never sick. had my flu shot too. just about everyone i know has had this thing!
I had it from Thanksgiving weekend through mid-January. I’ve never coughed so much in my life.
The son of a good friend of mine had one of the few CDC confirmed cases of swine flu. (He pulled through fine.) Pretty sure I got it from him. I was sick about a day, then was just fine.
This bug got me for three days. NOTHING gets me for three days. And I still have an occassional cough and some viral (clear vs green bacterial) snot.
This isn’t normal.
Two friends living in the same house, but eating in different places both got a severe attack of the runs. Anything like that going around? Mid-Atlantic region.
I agree. Hopefully they made a weak batch and we’ll just develop an immunity for the next one.
This is my box of Kleenex. There are many like it but this one is mine.
I teach and coach, and no I am not a member of any damn union. I have had players and students out with the flu. No conspiracy here. My son, who is in the same school where I teach had the flu shot and he is healthy as a horse. It is the flu. Just thank the Lord that it is not the same strain that we had in 1917-1918.
I live in the South and lots of people are still talking about Corexit and the Gulf Oil Spill. I wonder if this is related.
No personal experience with an abnormal stomach bug. One bad handshake, touched doorknob or fork, etc can spread a stomach bug between housemates.
This is a respiratory bug. Almost certainly airborne.
I’ve had an irritating cough....but, I think it’s the new kitten! On the other had...lots of people around me keep getting sick...but, it IS flu season...take your Vitamin D3 folks!!!
What did your doc say you've got?
Talked to a friend from southern Illinois & she said she is at 5 weeks with it, calling it more of a sinus infection but she also is tired & weak from it.
My chiropractor told me she has patients who have had it 6 weeks or more and on different meds, none have helped much.
Everyone I know has been sick with this thing. It’s over two weeks you are ill. You think you are better, then you suddenly relapse. The relapse hits as hard as the first wave, in some cases harder.
It seems to be marked by a cough or bronchitis. Some people have huge amounts of phlegm. It also seems very virulent - races like wildfire. You can stop over someone’s house, walk right back out the door, and it seems in a few days you’ve got it.
I know someone who it hit so hard the first day he ended up unconcious on the floor. They had to call 911. Young kid.
To be blunt, I think it is a WORSE strain of the 1917-1918 bug. But the “science” reporters focus on how the germs evolve or are engineered. They ignore that we’re the most evolved life form on the planet, which by definition means our immune system evolves faster, and the “evil” vaccine companies do a decent job of staying ahead of the flu.
Also, even if you weren’t immunized, carriers around you were, which would degrade the pathogen. Or your immune system is just stronger.
Either by man or by nature, there’s someting NASTY in the air...
Everybody started getting sick about the same time the birds started dropping dead — about two weeks before the USDA admitted it had dumped some stuff into the clouds to kill the birds.
Temperature was 104 at one point and I was out of work for 5 days even after taking tami-flu right away.
This was the worst case of flu ever and I catch it almost every year due to (probably) the 2 "crumb-crunchers" running around here at home. One would think a simple yearly shot would be in order yet I continue to resist.
As for the conspiracy theory - in the height of my symptoms and being heavily medicated, I assumed that my wife was poisoning me but the bio-attack you mention is plausible.
Or it could be that I just have small children at home and also fly for work frequently - how can anybody really be sure? :)
Many of the things you say match the 1917-18 Spanish flu. But people aren’t dying en masse. And people like me with an over-reactive immune system would be dead by now in 1917-18. (The Spanish flu was particulrly deadly to demographics with strong immune systems - the immune response was fatal.)
So there are some similarities, but some very important differences.
Still, the similarities are worriesome, at least to me...
LOL! - that was me a few weeks ago
One of my customers went to the Doc in January, as she had been ill and had the lingering cough. He said around the office they were calling it the “90-day cough.” Just some FYI to the posters who were talking about coughing since Thanksgiving...you’ve got about another week to go.
Almost zero are sick where I live outside of Portland, OR, and that includes my kids and their classmates in elementary school. Classes have been 90% or more full all year.
Knocking on wood...
I’m in Salem...it’s likely heading your way!!! <:)
Hmm-Hmm. Chemtrails kind-r make me nervous. Hmm-hmm.
My two 20something both caught it. The oldest is still horse after three weeks. Fever, chills - yuck.
Hawaii Big Island. Epidemic of either: gastro-illness like food poisoning (but it isn’t) lasting a few days - but much more prevalent is the 3-6 week cough. I had it 5 weeks and it is the worst one of my adult life (I’m 59).
Seriously, I’ve been thinking the same thing. I”ve been coughing since then with excessive green phlegm. Now it is coming out my eyes and they are red and burning. On my third round of antibiotics and its not getting better but worse. I’ve passed out 3 times and am so tired I can hardlly move. And how I envy the poster with the box of Kleenex. I’m on my 12th! Just about everyone I know is coughing. If they are trying to kill us off, they don’t have far to go with me.
Yes, I’m sure of it.
I know everyone in this house has essentially had it and half the people at work. THe lingering heaviness in my lungs and clear nasal discharge tells me it is still lingering. Although I wonder if this new enrichment media we use at my lab has something to do with the lingering.
I have seen worse outbreaks around here though where they have closed schools etc, which is strange. it could be similar to the Spanish Flu in that it strikes fairly healthy people and stays away from seniors and the young.
In Pennsylvania here. My husband had a cold, seemed to subside about 2 weeks ago. Came home yesterday, practically crawled in the door, felt achey from head to toe, he said everything hurt. 99.9 temperature, went to bed early. Left for work today a few minutes ago, didn’t seem up to snuff but said he was okay, I’m doubtful. Will see how he is this afternoon.
My sister in Tennessee and husband, and some grown kids all had it. She mentioned the green phlegm.
I cannot get sick, I care for my mother who lives with us, she has COPD & emphysema, not doing well, the flu would surely put her in the hospital or worse.
Obama’s CDC ‘released’ the virus to show us we need their health care.
It seems that the past couple years have seen a lot more stuff running around. I can't remember a period in my 58 years that had so many forms of illness running around, for such an extended period, as the last few years.
That wouldn’t surprise me.
Yup. Had it before Christmas and lasted 3 weeks. Then DH had it. Then I got it again. Produced my body weight in snot I think. Went the doctor the second time for AB and also hit the Vit D extra hard and it went away pretty quickly.
Doc said I probably never got over the first one - bug just went quiet, mutated again and came back for another round.
Got mine on New Years Eve at friend’s house. He had a new puppy which I played with. Washed my hands (perhaps not well enough), then ate. Got a sore throat almost instantly. The next day, developed a cough that lasted to Feb 8 or so. Late in Jan, the wife got hit badly - 2 days off work (which hasn’t happened in 10 years - and a 102 fever. Her’s only lasted a week, but, as with mine, it was severe coughing. The owner of my radio show gave me a cough drop yesterday - as I’m guessing he’s tired of hearing me clear my throat chokes. Ha! Anyway, 6 plus weeks? This is beyond weird.
My thoughts are that you are paranoid and using you limited local information to extrapolate over a much larger area.
I live in the Midwest and I haven’t seen any kind of increase in coughing or flu. I haven’t had a flu shot in about 5 years and am doing great. I also have two kids who go to school and are living at home and they haven’t gotten anything. My wife works in a school, and she hasn’t gotten anything. I know of no one that has officially gotten the flu. One worker was out for two days and has a lingering cough, but that is not uncommon in the midwest.
Although, yesterday a number of schools shut down due to massive call ins of teachers being sick. I guess they had to go to Madistan to see a doctor. ( ;
Grand son had a flu shot and then a couple of months later got the flu anyway.
He’s almost over it and I’m in the relapse stage and almost over it. Its hit me hard only these last three days.
Yes, my hubby has been seeing a pulmonologist because of a horrible cough that he’s had for months! He’s had a chest x-ray, and just yesterday a breathing test. Thank goodness the Dr. told him yesterday that his lungs are fine, and the cough is from either allergies or gerd, for which he has medication, and so the dr. increased dosage. But that cough is unbelievable — high-pitched, shrill, and LOUD!
An aunt has been ill with an infection but nothing like what’s being desctibed here. I haven’t had anything worse than a hangover since October, 2009 when I came down with a cold/flu bug that had me down for ten days. A sneeze here, a cough there, that’s about it.
“Either by man or by nature, theres someting NASTY in the air...”
It’s most likey a natural phenomenon. I’ve heard about pollen alerts in Central FL...some kind of oak tree’s pollen and possibly other tree/plant species in warmer climates of the US’s lower 48 states.
Dude. I hope yer joking. I know these people and 1) They would not be (in ANY way) implementing Obamacare, and 2) Are not the sort of people who would comply with this. Someone would go to the media.
Whatever it is, it’s really nasty. I didn’t realize so many people have it.
I’ve been sick for well over 4 weeks now. Can’t remember ever having such a terrible cold or whatever it is. It’s an upper respiratory illness. No fever, but severe sore throat, sinus infection, and a terrible cough. I finally went to the doctor who put me on augmentin, which seems to have helped a bit.
The sore throat has been so bad that the only thing I can tolerate is crushed ice. I’ve been eating lots of ice cream and lemon ice.
Also, I have zero energy and everything I do is a real effort.
It’s going away, but very slowly. No one else in my house has it.
How many complaining about these symptoms on this thread take Vitamin D3?
Had a bout in December...and now I got it again.
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