Dumb Questions Amnesty


#4243

Check it out. I believe that one case in England - Midlands - Birmingham was 1977. She died.

Edit…September 1978. Suspected that they were working on pox pathogens in the building and it may have escaped through ducting (ironically how penicillin came to be discovered).

The woman’s parents both contracted it. Mother recovered but father died of a heart attack without a post mortem being conducted because of fears it could possibly allow smallpox to spread.

The head of the microbiology lab killed himself while in quarantine, saying he’d put everyone at risk.


#4244

That everyone used to get lots and lots of shots to travel and now no-one does except some do.


#4245

Bit more targeted these days.


#4246

No.

And I don’t think that’s even a thing for viruses?

However I do believe the flu jab only treats you for a selection of last year’s versions which went around. If a new one’s mutated or been brought in since then, the jab doesn’t do much for ya.


#4247

You cannot get the flu from the flu vaccine. This is a myth that just won’t die.


#4248

Yeah that’s not the question.

The question is are we creating a super flu by getting vaccinated.

The amount of Flu cases has gone through the roof since the flu shot was introduced.


#4249

It evolves, regardless. An arms race.


#4250

Why dont we stop racing then?


#4251

Because we don’t decide what virii do. We can only strive to keep ahead of them.


#4252

The short answer is “no”.

The vaccination doesn’t work that way. It makes the body’s immune system prepare itself in case it does get the flu.


#4253

Is it Recycle Bins night tonight?? :thinking:


#4254

No, it’s next Wednesday.


#4255

No, it’s Thursday.


#4256

It’s Friday week.


#4257

Was yesterday


#4258

Do I put the bin out even tho its empty ?


#4259

Green bin on Monday. I don’t know what you lot are on about.


#4260

All the bins are green.

It’s just the lids that have different colours.

edit: Well, the green bin is all green, but the lid is a lighter green than the bin.

And they all have black wheels.


#4261

Course you do. What are your lazy neighbours going to do if your bin is not out?


#4262

Yeah great point. Totally wrong, though.

Spanish flu of 1918.

500 million cases worldwide. Est 50-100 million deaths. Of a world population of about 1.8 billion