Ah1N1 are you still afraid of it?

@ybong007 (6656)
Philippines
October 23, 2009 9:21pm CST
The world was caught in fear as news of the dreaded aH1N1 virus spread. All precautions were made by countries to make sure that they're ready in case the virus hits them. Then all of a sudden it's gone from the news, it seems to me that the world has already forgotten about it. Do you think we have become complacent? is there a medicine for it now? What's your opinion on this?
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
24 Oct 09
there are some cases in our area.people don't know how to prevent it except having a mask and test our temperature.are there any effect medicine to cure it fast?how could we prevent it?especially in school.
@ybong007 (6656)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
I used to see people wearing masks but i don't see it now. I don't think they found a medicine for it already, except doing precautionary measure like washing your hands etc. etc. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
24 Oct 09
ya,we should wash our hand regularly.
@kykidd (6818)
• United States
13 Nov 09
Hi again, ybong007. In our area, there is still a lot of talk about the H1N1 virus. They now have a flu shot for it, but it is only being distributed to elderly people and children. It is in the news constantly, but not as many people are worried about it as were worried back in April and May when the flu was first discovered. However, we did recently have a child in the 6th grade die from the virus. I was quite surprised, and they didn't really elaborate on the child's health situation before he obtained the virus. It is really sad that people are dying from a strand of influenza.
@ybong007 (6656)
• Philippines
14 Nov 09
Ive read somewhere from the comments of one of the members here that those susceptible to the virus are the elderly and young ones. I hope that those making the vaccine can come up with a potent one so everyone will have peace of mind. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!
@usaction (651)
• United States
13 Nov 09
I've been doing a lot of research. Here's a few articles! Baxter’s (one of the comapnies that make the vaccine) own scientists have stated in the New England Journal of Medicine that adjuvants do not improve antibody response. http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/358/24/2573 In the 3rd paragraph:The use of adjuvants did not improve the antibody response." New treatment in flu vaccine controversy Hungry Newspaper. http://www.budapesttimes.hu/content/view/13267/219/ Pentagon’s Civilian Inmate Labor Program http://www.army.mil/usapa/epubs/pdf/r210_35.pdf For those who don't know, a .mil url is the domain of Military sites: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard have them. Swine flu fears grow as NHS staff shun vaccine http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/11/swine-flu-pandemic-vaccine-nhs "...this strain of swine flu is mild in most people..." "Nurses in particular worry that there may be side-effects, that corners have been cut in producing the vaccine and that the generally mild nature of the virus means they don't need to take it."
@ybong007 (6656)
• Philippines
14 Nov 09
Well, your last sentence sounds good. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!
@rommula (10)
• Philippines
25 Oct 09
No i don't afraid of aH1N1, I have my maxgxl, its proven you should take some. Yes I think there is a medicine for it now, still the best to do is proper hygiene.
@ybong007 (6656)
• Philippines
14 Nov 09
Yes proper hygiene is the best way to fight it and live healthy. Good thing you have Maxgxl, how does it help? Cheers!
• United States
24 Oct 09
Does anyone remember the dreaded Nile Virus? how about the bird flu? This falls under the same category..We are being terrorized by our own government..
@ybong007 (6656)
• Philippines
14 Nov 09
The Nile virus is transmitted through mosquitoes, it's the same as the dengue fever which is common in tropical and sub tropical areas but as lethal. I guess it's a way for nature to control the ever increasing world population. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!
• United States
24 Oct 09
It's not gone from the news in my state. We have many school kids getting sick with the swine flu including 3 of my own children. Luckily, they have bounced back after 3-4 days of fever and feeling sick all around. I was very concerned about my oldest child who has asthma, which could become a serious danger if the flu settled into her lungs and turned to pnuemonia. Our pediatrician gave her Tami-flu so it would not get any worse and she's doing just fine now. The doctor also told me that they were not prescribing Tamiflu for everyone, only the kids that had other health issues like the asthma. I don't think the vaccine is readily available to the general public. I heard it would be given out by the county health dept and VA hospitals, not your neighborhood doctors.
@ybong007 (6656)
• Philippines
14 Nov 09
It's been three weeks since I your response. I hope your kids are OK and doing fine. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!
@feodda (579)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
There is nothing to worry about the AH1N1. It is just like a typical flu. The only thing to worry about is the complication of it.
@ybong007 (6656)
• Philippines
26 Oct 09
I agree. If you take care of your body, it will take care of itself ones the virus strikes. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!
@LdeL0318 (6421)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
I guess it would still be better if we take precautionary measure even if the virus is not that present anymore.
@ybong007 (6656)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
yes I think the best way to avoid it is to be careful and take precautionary measures. As they say "prevention is better than the cure". Thanks for sharing. Cheers!
@shibham (17019)
• India
17 Nov 09
nope. it is not well spread in my locality still now. lucky i am. hahaha.........