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Fears of new deadly super-flu which 'could spread to Britain within 24 hours'
Daily Mail ^ | 11/3/2011 | EMMA REYNOLDS

Posted on 11/03/2011 7:54:57 AM PDT by Just4Him

Bird flu and human flu could merge into 'one of biggest biological threats of our time', warn scientists

A new deadly strain of super-flu could spread to Britain within 24 hours, experts have warned. The potential for bird flu and human flu to combine and form a new virus has been described as 'one of the biggest biological threats of our time'.

The alert comes as people have started to fall victim to seasonal flu and the more virulent swine flu at the same time, according to the Daily Express.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: birdflu; flu; h1n1; influenza; superflu; swineflu; unitedkingdom
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1 posted on 11/03/2011 7:54:57 AM PDT by Just4Him
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To: Just4Him

I was wondering when to increase my D3 and now I know!


2 posted on 11/03/2011 7:58:08 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Just4Him
But not within the next 24 hours?
3 posted on 11/03/2011 7:58:18 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Just4Him

4 posted on 11/03/2011 7:58:48 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: goodwithagun

too late. we all died of the bird flu three years ago.


5 posted on 11/03/2011 7:58:48 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: goodwithagun

I am a big believer in Vitamin D myself!! :)


6 posted on 11/03/2011 7:59:36 AM PDT by karatemom (Honk if you've never been harassed by our future president.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Peep peep peep


7 posted on 11/03/2011 7:59:48 AM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Just4Him

I think I had it already. ;) Two weeks and counting.


8 posted on 11/03/2011 8:00:07 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Just4Him

Good thing its not a strain of super diarrhea


9 posted on 11/03/2011 8:03:09 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Doh!


10 posted on 11/03/2011 8:05:13 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Just4Him

D@mn swallows...


11 posted on 11/03/2011 8:05:13 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Just4Him

Captain Trips!


12 posted on 11/03/2011 8:06:17 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Just4Him

13 posted on 11/03/2011 8:07:05 AM PDT by ILS21R (Don't give up the ship.)
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To: Just4Him

This could be as horrible as Y2K2!


14 posted on 11/03/2011 8:07:30 AM PDT by lp boonie (Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment)
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To: goodwithagun

start now!

Also get some resveratrol, NAC and curcumin
Last winter was my healthiest ever (no colds,
or stopped them on day 1)


15 posted on 11/03/2011 8:08:34 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Just4Him

Time for Superzero to don his cape and fly into action as the concerned leader.

I wonder how long it will take Zero and his LSM to start fear mongering.


16 posted on 11/03/2011 8:09:10 AM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: Just4Him

This must be like a template news story on file.

All they have to do is change the name of the flu and the location, and voila, it’s the new kill-everyone flu.

Avian flu. Swine flu. Skunk flu.

If we’re a secular culture with no heaven or hell, why worry about it? Unless you’re really harboring a concern that there is a hell.


17 posted on 11/03/2011 8:09:10 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Just4Him

Wait, wait, let me guess.....

....and the only thing that will save us is higher taxes, bigger government, and fewer freedoms!

Am I right? am I right? What do I win?


18 posted on 11/03/2011 8:09:39 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ILS21R

that was weird.


19 posted on 11/03/2011 8:10:04 AM PDT by ILS21R (Don't give up the ship.)
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To: Just4Him

I’m soooooo scared.


20 posted on 11/03/2011 8:12:24 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Just4Him

Another run on the weak minded in an attempt to sell more flu vaccines. I also am suspicious of what may be in those shots that prompt the CDC and others around the world to try to scare us into putting them in our bodies, even though the target flu does not exist and probably never will.


21 posted on 11/03/2011 8:12:45 AM PDT by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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To: Just4Him

Here’s the deal:

If the news report is about an H1N1 influenza variant, just move on.

IF however the news story is about an H5N1 variant that has a demonstrated human to human vector (people can transmit it readily to each other) THEN truly, be afraid.

Now, do people get sick from H5N1 viruses today? Yes. But the vector is animal —> human. So yeah, the risk is there.

But, unless the magic genetic variant happens, there is no human to human vector for a H5N1.

Another but ... BUT if an H5N1 human to human outbreak DOES happen, then the person who notifies the world of the outbreak will likely be gravely ill with an 80% chance of dying by the time you read it.

Don’t buy the duct tape and plastic or break open your BOB until H5N1 is the real news.


22 posted on 11/03/2011 8:15:20 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Just4Him
There you go....

Obama told us not to worry about the economy.

Do we now know why? (ahem)

23 posted on 11/03/2011 8:19:37 AM PDT by blam
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To: Big_Harry

I wonder that, too. Yet my wife and I got the shot. Took the gamble since we don’t have insurance.


24 posted on 11/03/2011 8:23:03 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Where is the OPPOSITION party? I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: silverleaf

Also get some resveratrol, NAC and curcumin

Where do you get that stuff? Health food store?


25 posted on 11/03/2011 8:27:08 AM PDT by far sider
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To: JohnBrowdie

Speak for yourself.

West Nile virus took me out at least 5 years ago.


26 posted on 11/03/2011 8:30:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Blueflag
Now, do people get sick from H5N1 viruses today? Yes. But the vector is animal —> human. So yeah, the risk is there.

Ahh baloney! I haven'th caughth anything yeth! You're juth a hather.

27 posted on 11/03/2011 8:32:36 AM PDT by TSgt (Legal Disclaimer: View my profile at your own risk)
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Celebrate Jim's Birthday!

Click On The Balloons To And Party!

28 posted on 11/03/2011 8:33:09 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: cripplecreek

H1N1 kicked my ass too. Nasty, nasty stuff!


29 posted on 11/03/2011 8:34:01 AM PDT by TSgt (Legal Disclaimer: View my profile at your own risk)
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To: Just4Him

yeah yeah just like the hini flu. What garbage


30 posted on 11/03/2011 8:36:56 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Is this before or after Global Warming floods the entire British Isles?


31 posted on 11/03/2011 8:38:41 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Blueflag

PETA’s fault.


32 posted on 11/03/2011 8:42:14 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: far sider

I order it online

check for best prices


33 posted on 11/03/2011 8:42:38 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Big_Harry

I can say that three years ago, my sister in law nearly died from H1N1. She was in an induced coma in ICU for 5 weeks. The doctors gave her a slim chance at survival and she had months of rehab after finally getting out of the hospital.

Its all funny and phony until someone you know nearly dies. You can bet she gets her flu shots early now.


34 posted on 11/03/2011 8:45:11 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Just4Him

They were quacking about this last year, and the year before.


35 posted on 11/03/2011 8:47:19 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: silverleaf

Single malt scotch. Works every time it’s tried.


36 posted on 11/03/2011 8:48:31 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

scotch whiskey makes great cough medicine

add some lemon and a dollop of honey to make it stick

Don’t need no steenkin’ Nyquill


37 posted on 11/03/2011 8:51:36 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Calling Jim...calling Jim.

You’ve got a haunted board with a serious ghost problem!

=8-)


38 posted on 11/03/2011 9:02:06 AM PDT by =8 mrrabbit 8=
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To: Netizen

1. Vaccine for H1N1 was late...
2. Do you understand how the flu shot works?

=8-)


39 posted on 11/03/2011 9:04:16 AM PDT by =8 mrrabbit 8=
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To: silverleaf

Make it stick to what?


40 posted on 11/03/2011 9:09:23 AM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish? Or feed the fish?)
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To: Scotsman will be Free; silverleaf
Heaven's own cough medicine (other ingredients optional):


41 posted on 11/03/2011 9:13:02 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: yldstrk

“... just like the hini flu”.

There’s a hini flu? Is it sort of like the tushy flu or more like the butt-butt flu?!


42 posted on 11/03/2011 9:16:49 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Just4Him

One Flu Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.


43 posted on 11/03/2011 9:26:27 AM PDT by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Charles Martel

LOVE IT!!


44 posted on 11/03/2011 10:11:22 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: Charles Martel

Ain’t tried that one. Looks good. I’d better make that a priority.


45 posted on 11/03/2011 11:33:23 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: silverleaf

Right on the money! After one of those, for medicinal purposes, you need a couple of them straight, no ice, just to make sure the medicine kicks in. Otherwise, it would be a waste.


46 posted on 11/03/2011 11:36:42 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Just4Him
That time of year again? Time for the "pandemic is going to kill us all" nonsense?

Wake me up when it's my turn to die...

47 posted on 11/03/2011 11:42:45 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: txhurl

stick to the lining of yer inflamed gullet, mate

That nice sticky burn really eases the urge to cough

and if not, keep imbibing and soon you don’t care


48 posted on 11/03/2011 11:54:09 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: =8 mrrabbit 8=

Yes I do

Do you have a point?


49 posted on 11/03/2011 12:30:26 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: driftdiver

50 posted on 11/03/2011 8:19:26 PM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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