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Is Poland ready for the swine fever stuff?


BevK 11 | 248  
30 Apr 2009 /  #1
I can see the news is talking about it, and I've learned enough Polish to see which countries are being referred to, but can't see what (if any) plans are in place. I'm diabetic and also asthmatic so in the UK I would be considered at risk and a priority for a vaccine if needed. How goes that here?
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
30 Apr 2009 /  #2
I couls be wrong , but i have a feeling that Poland is not as well prepared as the UK if this virus takes hold here , but i am sure they would get help from other EU countries if it got out of hand....
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
30 Apr 2009 /  #3
I can see the news is talking about it, and I've learned enough Polish to see which countries are being referred to, but can't see what (if any) plans are in place. I'm diabetic and also asthmatic so in the UK I would be considered at risk and a priority for a vaccine if needed. How goes that here?

My advice then would be to speak to family about sending you some Tamiflu it's not expensive, but from what I gather it's in short supply here in the UK too.

but i am sure they would get help from other EU countries if it got out of hand....

Im sure they would, but be aware most countries wont have a large spare supply of this hanging around, it's up to individuals in Poland to take care of themselves, that's what people in the UK are doing (when I say people, I mean my family, friends and work colleagues).
Logga 1 | 14  
30 Apr 2009 /  #4
Go to medicover and pay for a flu jab.
Softsong 5 | 495  
30 Apr 2009 /  #5
There is no vaccine for this one, yet. Just the Tamiflu medicine that ShellyS mentioned. It's a general anti-viral medicine.
Pani_Polska - | 89  
1 May 2009 /  #6
I can see the news is talking about it, and I've learned enough Polish to see which countries are being referred to, but can't see what (if any) plans are in place. I'm diabetic and also asthmatic so in the UK I would be considered at risk and a priority for a vaccine if needed. How goes that here?

Just try to stay in, wash your hands often if you leave the house! dont kiss any strangers :P
bolek 6 | 330  
1 May 2009 /  #7
Sorry to say but this comment shows how ignorant you are on this topic.. lol.
Pani_Polska - | 89  
1 May 2009 /  #8
What do you suggest I tell her?? Run into the streets and rub up against someone? How is telling someone to stay in ignorant? The WHO says you can catch it by droplets so why wouldnt washing your hands be helpful? The kiss any strangers is a joke but no surprise you are unable to infer such :P
bolek 6 | 330  
1 May 2009 /  #9
O'kay then you best stay home see nobody, good luck.. others have a life, out of a population of some 6 billion people some 200 people have died from this flu , can I suggust to you, please don't leave home or drive a car because you may be involved in the motor car accident.
Pani_Polska - | 89  
1 May 2009 /  #10
No need to be so bloody rude, the poster said they were worried so I suggested staying in as much as possible, not locking herself in a box for christ sake :P Your chances of sexually assaulting an animal are higher than catching swine flu, yes I know and if we followed any ordinary flu we could consider it a pandemic. I was merely offering advice to someone who is more prone to catch ill. Just shows how insensitive you are to another poster who is diabetic as well as asthmatic and considers themself as more susceptible.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
1 May 2009 /  #11
others have a life,

Others are blessed with healthy respiratory systems, the OP isn't, flu attacks the respiratory system so she is within her rights to be worried, on top of that she is diabetic which comes with a whole host of complications, so maybe you should re-think what you wrote.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
1 May 2009 /  #12
some 200 people have died from this flu

Not even that many. They are only suspected to have died from it. It's only about 10 people who have been confirmed to have died of A(H1N1). The others, while having died of illnesses related to flu, haven't necessarily died of this particular strain of flu. Test results are still being waited upon. There are 331 confirmed cases around the world.

BevK, yes, it's a worry but so far no cases in Poland. Try to go about your normal life but maintain good hand hygiene etc, etc.
Arien 3 | 721  
1 May 2009 /  #13
H1N1 is just another influenza. It's not as dangerous as they make it out to be in the media. Medicines are available everywhere.

;)

Yes, sensational television. You may breathe now.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448  
1 May 2009 /  #14
PAP reporting on Friday that an 8-year-old girl from the SW city of Wrocław (formerly Breslau) who returned from Mexico is suspected of having swine flu. Results of tests should be forthcoming shortly. Several cases have already been reproted in neighbouring Germany.
Wroclaw Boy  
1 May 2009 /  #15
an 8-year-old girl from the SW city of Wrocław

Great
OP BevK 11 | 248  
1 May 2009 /  #16
Wow caused a storm unintentionally! I'm actually more worried about my mum who was in hospital recently but Shelley is right that I am a little bit concerned. Mexico in general has a lot of people living in quite run down conditions who have this flu, looking at the footage it appears to be mainly affecting people without the benefits maybe some of us take for granted.

I didn't realise that you can buy Tamiflu, so thanks, I will have a chat with my folks. Personally I think it's godsend for the news programmes rather than a real threat.

(I do maintain good hand hygeine :) and it's not me who hawks and spits in the street outside :) )
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
2 May 2009 /  #17
You need this



nauczyciel  
2 May 2009 /  #18
i love the genus of the word "pandemic"

A pandemic (from Greek pan all + demos people) is an epidemic of infectious disease that spreads through populations across a large region; for instance a continent, or even worldwide.

the flu for an example is a pandemic.

I persoanlly think that the word "pandemic" was formed from "PANic & epiDEMIC"

Its all a setup by the NWO, trying to get the sheeple in line.

Anyone who puts a vaccine voluntarily into their body is a fool.

Go have a google search for vaccine ingredients.

Here's a taste
-hydrolized gelatin, chick embryonic fluid, and human diploid cells from aborted fetal tissue
-continuous line of monkey kidney cells
-rhesus monkey fetal diploid cells, and bovine fetal serum.

informedchoice.info/cocktail.html

yummmm tasty!!

Get educated about what is really happening.
prisonplanet.com/flu-pandemic-hype-another-pretext-for-world-government.html
rense.com
prisonplanet.com

its all about FEAR!!
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
2 May 2009 /  #19
This is how ill it can make you
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8030652.stm

if it was that potentially lethal would they let his kid stay with him?
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
2 May 2009 /  #20
The swine flu doesn't seem to be more dangerous than normal flu.

Many people die every day from normal flu during the flu season. Why is no one talking about them? But panic about this? It's so ridiculous. Media wants to sell more of course.

And that people compare this with SARS show that they don't know anything about infectious diseases.

If I'd get SARS I would be worried. If I'll get the swine flu I will take paracetamol, go to bed and enjoy a good book.

/Medical student who is really tired of media
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
2 May 2009 /  #21
Many people die every day from normal flu during the flu season.

Precisely.

Normal flu death figures won't be released for a while but in the last week many more people died in the UK of normal flu or complications caused by ordinary flu than have died of H1N1 around the world in the same time period.

Media wants to sell more of course.

I agree. So they scaremonger. My friend is home in Poland at the moment and called me to ask if she needed to purchase masks in PL to bring back with her or did we have enough? The media in PL is/were over reporting it and PL doesn't even have one case.

Medical student who is really tired of media

I'm not a med student but I am with you on that.
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595  
2 May 2009 /  #22
The media in PL is/were over reporting it and PL doesn't even have one case.

It seems like it's a part of Polish culture to be very worried about diseases. Buy all non-prescription drugs you can find when you have a normal cold (or even go to the doctor etc.). In Sweden you would never been allowed to see a doctor for a normal cold. The taxes people pay can be used in much better ways.
isthatu2 4 | 2,704  
2 May 2009 /  #23
All masks do is incubate any virus and increase profits for a few pharmo companies.
Around 12 thousand people die every year in the UK of "normal" flu....
whats up with the world its not like its been a slow news week.
A quote from a Brit politicians aide made on 911 comes to mind, "a great day to bury bad news". With such a relative non story as this dominating global news coverage just what else is being dusted under collective carpets?
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
2 May 2009 /  #24
It seems like it's a part of Polish culture to be very worried about diseases. Buy all non-prescription drugs you can find when you have a normal cold (or even go to the doctor etc.). In Sweden you would never been allowed to see a doctor for a normal cold. The taxes people pay can be used in much better ways.

It's kind of understandable. It perhaps comes from older generations attitude "if I don't look after myself/my family, who will?".

All masks do is incubate any virus and increase profits for a few pharmo companies.

Yes and if you don't discard of them frequently they become more harm than good.

Plus they're easily produced so this nonsense of have to order so many million...

what else is being dusted under collective carpets?

Well, I wondered this today. Look at the UK political news (can't speak for other countries) there is a massive amount going on and it's all negative for the Labour party. Quite a few MPs speaking out, plus ex-MPs. So it's easier for the government at the moment if the press is waffling on about 15 people having the flu rather than focussing on them.

Poland is as ready for this outbreak of the flu as any other country. No one outside of USA/Mexico/Canada has had anything but a mild version of this flu.
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
2 May 2009 /  #25
I thought i had swine flu yesterday...i went to a doctor , and he gave me some oinkment....
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
2 May 2009 /  #26
The oldies are the goodies. ;)

It is good to keep things in perspective though. This flu strain isn't even progressing at the rate that the "experts" thought it might. It's been a great big failure so far... ;)
bolek 6 | 330  
3 May 2009 /  #27
No need to be so bloody rude, the poster said they were worried so I suggested staying in as much as possible, not locking herself in a box for christ sake

Thanks for your response and getting it off your chest. No one is trying to insult anybody Pani Polska, but lets get all this in proper perspective, The Press and TV are having a field day selling newspapers etc, in scaring people. Its interesting that a lot of people have made a lot of money, just look at the price of some of the shares associated with medicines and blood. Lets just get on with the business of living and not paranoia.

There were people who stocked up with food and water during the Y2 scare, people who went to the land of the missing during the bird flu scare and now we have people washing there hands every few seconds as a result of a swine flu. Its best to stay in bed all day otherwise you might get knocked over by a car or some other misadventure. Get a life will you.
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
4 May 2009 /  #28
i am going to hide in bed till next sqeeeek
BLS 65 | 188  
4 May 2009 /  #29
Read your history, folks - in 1918, the Spanish flu pandemic started out exactly in this way: a few mild cases in the spring...then fizzling out...then reemerging much stronger and deadlier the following fall. When it ultimately swept across the globe (including Arctic regions and many remote Pacific islands), it ended up killing more than 50 million people worldwide. For what it's worth, the 1918 flu was also a swine flu of the H1N1 variety.

I have as much contempt for the world press as others on this forum - however, I think I'll withhold judgement until this whole thing plays itself out...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu
Daisy 3 | 1,227  
4 May 2009 /  #30
For what it's worth, the 1918 flu was also a swine flu of the H1N1 variety.

Only in 1918 they didn't produce flu vaccines, they are already working on a vaccine for this one now, which will be available within the next 6 months.

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