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Fall rhinovirus/coronavirus shenanigans

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by cowofwar, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. cowofwar

    cowofwar Peasant

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    Has the fall cold season hit you guys yet? School has started up and half of my family and a bunch of my friends all have a cold. Lectures are punctuated by sniffles and nose blowings.
     
  2. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    I have one right now; just getting over it.
     
  3. cowofwar

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    I forgot to say I'm about in the middle of mine.

    Monday: sore throat
    Tuesday: headache, congested sinuses and nose on freeflow
    Wednesday: slight headache, thicker mucous, less leaky nose
    Thursday: ?
     
  4. Kaeric

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    No, but I had a dream last night that I had horrible strep throat... does that count?
     
  5. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    I don't get sick, except when I get a flu shot, so I don't anymore.
     
  6. Kaeric

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    yea, I also must have a kick ass immune system. I havn't sick in a years.
     
  7. Gilgamesh

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    they should drain you dry and distill whatever antibodies you have to sell on the open market!!
     
  8. Calendryll

    Calendryll MSC Commander and Donator

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    There is a new form of flu that is extremely contagious and very bad working its way from China. The flu shot is ineffective. We are all doomed.
     
  9. cowofwar

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    Bird flu? Yawn.

    Avian flu doesn't have that great of a transmission rate between people and relies on heavy concentrations of people in close proximity. The transmission rate is higher between birds and people than people and people.
     
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    Wait until it mutates! We're all going to die!!!
     
  11. Kaeric

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    There are more likely ways we will all die...
     
  12. Calendryll

    Calendryll MSC Commander and Donator

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    It's not bird flu. I heard it from someone but I dont know how much faith to place in it.
     
  13. cowofwar

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    If I remember correctly the avian flu viruses and standard human viruses have quite a significant difference in targeted tissue, cell entry mechanisms and transmission so mutation that would make it a much more dangerous virus amongst humans is fairly unlikely.
     
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