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Old Apr 29th, 2009, 10:47 PM   #61
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Why is this thread topic "Mexico flu"? Why not just "Swine flu"?
Agreed. It just happened to happen in Mexico.
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Old Apr 29th, 2009, 11:04 PM   #62
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H1N1 is disparaging to neither Mexicans nor pigs.
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Old Apr 30th, 2009, 12:03 AM   #63
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H1N1 is disparaging to neither Mexicans nor pigs.
Believe it or not, some pork producers have asked the government to stop calling it swine flu--as though we might be dissuaded from buying "swine chops" at the grocer.
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Old Apr 30th, 2009, 08:04 AM   #64
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I think creating global hysteria around pigs is ridiculous considering the the fact that you don't catch H1N1 fro the pork chops in Loblaws. I say drop the swine and spare not only an industry, but thousands upon thousands of innocent pigs. At least if it's bacon, they've died for a reason.

Next thing you know they'll take Babe off the shelf in your local video store and erase Pig Pen from all the old Charlie Brown cartoons!
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Old Apr 30th, 2009, 08:59 AM   #65
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Why is this thread topic "Mexico flu"? Why not just "Swine flu"?
um, did it not start in Mexico? Yes it did - so therefore it is properly titled...
when it is a bird flu they called it Asian Bird flu - because it started there...

maybe they should call it Mexican Swine Flu - just to be correct...

I think the biggest joke was the mayor of mexico city saying it was Asian.. LOL now that is a joke - he is just trying to save the tourism and drug trade from going under
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Old Apr 30th, 2009, 09:53 AM   #66
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he is just trying to save the tourism and drug trade from going under
Hey! Those drugs are carefully inspected for infectious organisms prior to export!
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Old Apr 30th, 2009, 09:54 AM   #67
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Hey! Those drugs are carefully inspected for infectious organisms prior to export!
you are right.. boiling it in a spoon kills off any viruses..
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Old Apr 30th, 2009, 10:49 AM   #68
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um, did it not start in Mexico? Yes it did - so therefore it is properly titled...
Exactly! Just like the Norwalk virus. It sucks, but at least your name isn't Lou Gehrig.
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Old Apr 30th, 2009, 11:03 AM   #69
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I agree. Everyone now knows it as the Mexican flu, so trying to rechristen it for PR purposes at this late stage is counterproductive to public safety,
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Excellent summary of the situation from a biological perspective

Understanding the outbreak: an influenza biology primer - Ars Technica
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