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Old January 28 2013, 03:50 AM   #16
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Re: Flu Season

The news is overdoing it like always so they scare you into watching and buying things.

My favorites are NY State said the flu was a massive emergency, it was the worst flu in four years. Four, not 40, four.

Or the NBC News "doctor" that said that we shouldn't listen to the CDC that it's really the worst in a while, and that it's not at it's peak. That the CDC was wrong and that she was right.

Or the fact the NBC station in Connecticut keeps reporting every death in the state from the flu. It's at 17 for the season. The state has 1% of the population of the USA. The CDC says on average 36,000 deaths are caused by the flu (and that's about the same as booze), so 1% of that is 360. There should be 360 deaths in CT by population, there has been 17. Not a perfect comparison but it works to show that the whole thing is overblown.
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Old January 28 2013, 03:47 PM   #17
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Re: Flu Season

The government can't control us as easily if we aren't in a panic over something.
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Old January 28 2013, 09:25 PM   #18
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Re: Flu Season

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Summary: I'm sick with something, I don't know what, and my manager is doing his best to make sure that I don't have an opportunity to get better. In fact, he seems hell-bent on making sure that I give whatever I have to everyone else in the company.
Toronto, like you, I don't know what it was that got me sick. It was definitely a bug of some sort. I surely had the telltale signs of the flu: coughing, fatigue, muscle aches, fever, and chills, at least during the first 24 hours. I was concerned I had bronchitis because my chest hurt when I coughed, and my throat was raw. Still, the coughing and feverish feeling persisted for days.

It sounded to me as if your manager was really pushing for you to get back to work. Geez, how sympathetic. Everyone must realize that their health comes first.
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