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spun_cookie
08-04-2009, 07:44
Well, if this is the case, Oscar and I are more than safe this flue season :D




Russian Soccer Fans Urged to Drink Whiskey to Ward Off Swine Flu Virus
Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Print ShareThisRussian soccer fans have been told to drink whiskey on their trip to Wales for next month's World Cup qualifier to ward off the H1N1 swine flu virus, the head of the country's supporter association (VOB) said Monday.
"We urge our fans to drink a lot of Welsh whiskey as a form of disinfection," VOB head Alexander Shprygin told Reuters.
"That should cure all symptoms of the disease."
Russia's Health Ministry has issued a public warning against traveling to Britain because of the spread of the H1N1 virus but Shprygin said he expected at least several hundred fans would go to Wales for the September 9 qualifier in Cardiff.
"Health officials say this virus is very dangerous but being a fan myself I can tell you that for a real fan nothing is more important than the well-being of the team," said Shprygin, who also sits on the executive board of the Russian FA.
"Russian fans don't fear anything or anybody so this virus will not stand in our way of supporting our team."
The Russian FA also said health issues should not prevent fans from traveling.
"We don't want our team to be without any support for such an important match so we urge our fans to go to Wales despite the health warning," a spokesman said.
Germany lead European Group Four with 16 points from six games, one ahead of Russia, with Wales in fourth place on nine points from seven matches.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,536583,00.html

ODaniel
08-04-2009, 10:59
People are still worrying about the Swine Flu? The regular flu kills waaay more people every year. I guess it'd be a nice excuse to drink more whiskey though.

B3Nut
08-04-2009, 11:20
So that's why I haven't been getting sick lately! :D hehehehe

OscarV
08-04-2009, 12:51
Well, if this is the case, Oscar and I are more than safe this flue season :D


Hey! I resemble that remark.

Stones
08-05-2009, 22:26
A friend doctor informed me that more people die from influenza and not to worry too much about the swine flu, she said most people who die from getting the swine flu die because it weakens their lungs or something else and they die from complications as a result.

ratcheer
11-11-2009, 06:12
Found on Lifehacker:

http://lifehacker.com/5401273/diy-southern-comfort-cold-and-flu-elixir

Tim

ratcheer
11-11-2009, 06:14
A friend doctor informed me that more people die from influenza and not to worry too much about the swine flu, she said most people who die from getting the swine flu die because it weakens their lungs or something else and they die from complications as a result.

Once you are dead, it dosen't matter what the root cause was. If you got swine flu and the swine flu weakened your lungs and you died from the weak lungs, you are just as dead. And, I say, the swine flu killed you.

Tim

Special Reserve
11-11-2009, 06:24
I think that about 35,000 people in the US die each year from "the flu" that's about 100/day everyday.

H1N1 is bad but so is any Influenza A or B.

So take your shots (both in the arm and by mouth).

unclebunk
11-11-2009, 09:00
People are still worrying about the Swine Flu? The regular flu kills waaay more people every year. I guess it'd be a nice excuse to drink more whiskey though.

Except that the swine flu has a greater capacity to kill people who are otherwise healthy when they contract it, whereas ordinary seasonal flu tends to kill the elderly or people with fairly significant underlying medical conditions. The CDC and World Health Organization aren't making this stuff up, folks. Get your shot if and when you can to be on the safe side.

ODaniel
11-11-2009, 11:46
Except that the swine flu has a greater capacity to kill people who are otherwise healthy when they contract it, whereas ordinary seasonal flu tends to kill the elderly or people with fairly significant underlying medical conditions. The CDC and World Health Organization aren't making this stuff up, folks. Get your shot if and when you can to be on the safe side.

No the Swine Flu has mainly only killed people that were old or had complications already. Quite a few people around here have had the swine flu, and they are just fine now. They all just rested, took normal medicine and vitamins, and all is well. One said she just took Tama-flu (no idea how to spell that) and felt a whole lot better the next day. It's just another hyped up sickness to me. Remember the Bird Flu?

Thesh
11-11-2009, 13:33
I was drinking 3-4 days a week and was perfectly fine. Now I cut back to about 1 drink a week, and my tonsils are infected and swollen.

There's a lesson in there.

unclebunk
11-11-2009, 14:49
No the Swine Flu has mainly only killed people that were old or had complications already. Quite a few people around here have had the swine flu, and they are just fine now. They all just rested, took normal medicine and vitamins, and all is well. One said she just took Tama-flu (no idea how to spell that) and felt a whole lot better the next day. It's just another hyped up sickness to me. Remember the Bird Flu?

Unfortunately, what you've said is entirely untrue. Though swine flu has killed many people with underlying medical conditions and the elderly, just as the regular seasonal flu typically does, it has also killed far more young (15-30 years of age) people in good health than influenza A and B ever does. Many people in my area have contracted mild cases of swine flu and managed to get through it relatively easily, but others have been hit hard and ended up hospitalized in grave condition for several weeks. My sister-in-law is the Head Nurse of the Intensive Care Unit at one of the largest hospitals in Chicago and has been shocked, not only by the severity of the symptoms, but by the number of young people who have ended up in the ICU due to this strain of flu so early in the flu season. If you don't want to get the shot because it's "hype," as you say, by all means skip it. But I'm getting mine and so are all the people in my family.

ratcheer
11-11-2009, 16:51
I suppose I shouldn't have replied to the older post. Nobody seems to have noticed the Southern Comfort based cold and flu "remedy" I posted. :skep:

Tim

mgilbertva
11-11-2009, 23:13
Speaking of cures, I was told an interesting story by a friend of mine who was traveling in central Europe. He and a Russian friend of his stopped at a cheap tavern for lunch, and afterward suspected the meat may have been bad. The Russian ran into the next bar and downed two vodkas straight. My friend did not. He ended up in the hospital with severe food poisoning but the Russian was fine. They both ate the same dish.

BBQ+Bourbon
11-14-2009, 18:23
The swine flu is nothing to mess with. A friend from high school's brother died last week from it. He was 38 and healthy. Fought it for two weeks in ICU and still passed away. If I could find the vaccine I would take it.

Don't let Alex Jones fool you (I bet that slob took his dose).

ILLfarmboy
11-14-2009, 20:43
My wifes cousin (age 42) was thought to have died from the swine flu but as it turned out the autopsy revealed it was not the N1H1 virus. He did have the flu however, but what ultimately killed him was an infection in the lining of the heart.

There has been a lot of political pressure to inflate the numbers of N1H1 cases.

I've never had a flu shot. My mother began getting them them in 1997 as a precaution when Dad was going through chemotherapy. This I can see, but not as a matter of course. In the years since, I've had the flu once, the same number of times my Mom has.

The push each year to "get your flu shot" is an irritating bunch of bullshit on the order of "oh my God don't eat your eggs sunny side up" or don't eat meat that's not burnt to a cinder......you'll die....the government says so.......



Speaking of cures, I was told an interesting story by a friend of mine who was traveling in central Europe. He and a Russian friend of his stopped at a cheap tavern for lunch, and afterward suspected the meat may have been bad. The Russian ran into the next bar and downed two vodkas straight. My friend did not. He ended up in the hospital with severe food poisoning but the Russian was fine. They both ate the same dish.


A year or so ago I read of a controlled experiment along these lines. Yes, consuming alcohol with your meal will, according to what I recall, reduce your chances of a food borne illness.

On a personal note, so will refraining from eating fish off a buffet.

unclebunk
11-15-2009, 10:01
There has been a lot of political pressure to inflate the numbers of N1H1 cases. The push each year to "get your flu shot" is an irritating bunch of bullshit on the order of "oh my God don't eat your eggs sunny side up" or don't eat meat that's not burnt to a cinder......you'll die....the government says so.......

What political benefit is there to inflate the numbers and push people to get their flu shots? The CDC's death toll numbers are exaggerated? According to who? And for what purpose?

Personally, I've only had a flu shot once in my life and have only suffered from the flu two or three times in forty-nine years. But the H1N1 is somewhat different, and if I could get the shot I'd get it. According to the CDC, approximately 30,000 people die annually in the U.S. due to flu-related illness, with over 90% of those people being age 65 and over. However, this year's death toll from H1N1 has just passed 4000 and over 90% of the deaths have been of people under the age of 65, with countless cases reported of young, otherwise extremely healthy, people dying or getting extremely sick from the virus. With a population of more than 300 million people I don't think too many of us have to worry about dying from H1N1 but that doesn't mean it's foolish to be concerned and to take precautions. I hope those folks who think it's all bullshit avoid getting their shots when doses become more readily available so that there will be adequate supplies for the rest of us.

JamesW
11-15-2009, 10:42
I was lucky enough to get the vaccine in its intra-nasal form (no themerisol for me, thank you) because I teach at a College and we are considered higher risk etc... While I do think there is a lot of hype surrounding H1N1, I see no reason not to take precautions. I've been getting the flu shot last few years and have not gotten it when other members of my family (i.e. wife and children) have all been sick. Then again, they don't drink STAGG!

That said, research shows, and I am a firm believer, that drinking moderate amounts of alcohol helps to ward off these kinds of ailments and a whole lot more.

See here (http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/alcoholandhealth.html).

To your health! :toast:

Special Reserve
11-15-2009, 11:39
There has been a lot of political pressure to inflate the numbers of N1H1 cases.

Political pressure? From the tea-bagging wing-nuts? So they can say look this H1N1 thing is as bad as Katrina and what did Obama do? I don't get it. The CDC usually wants accurate data.

Medically, for inpatients, we are requiring approval by Infectious Diseases for PCR testing. On samples from doctor's offices there are no restrictions.

For the record, I got vaccinated about 10 days ago when offered by my employer.

smokinjoe
11-15-2009, 12:04
I realize that the idea of an entire week with only 1 post in the PR&C may be killing some of you, and the opportunity to drag politics into this thread is very seducing. But, please down your Stagg-cine, and kindly take the political talk of this subject down there.

JamesW
11-15-2009, 12:36
please down your Stagg-cine


I sure hope my insurance will cover it! :grin: We need a bourbon option plan!

unclebunk
11-15-2009, 12:54
I realize that the idea of an entire week with only 1 post in the PR&C may be killing some of you, and the opportunity to drag politics into this thread is very seducing. But, please down your Stagg-cine, and kindly take the political talk of this subject down there.

Yes, Joe. I know what you mean. But as you have no doubt noticed, it is the same one or two individuals who routinely manage to needlessly interject politics into every discussion and it's getting old. I shouldn't take the bait but some ridiculous comments deserve a response. My apologies if I unwittingly helped to lead this thread down that path.

Special Reserve
11-15-2009, 13:41
Yes, Joe. I know what you mean. But as you have no doubt noticed, it is the same one or two individuals who routinely manage to needlessly interject politics into every discussion and it's getting old. I shouldn't take the bait but some ridiculous comments deserve a response. My apologies if I unwittingly helped to lead this thread down that path.

+1 I'll pay more attention to the forum in which something is posted.

wLw1849
11-16-2009, 14:21
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