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Anyone Get The Flu? Or Are We Becoming Pussies?

By WookieMan following x   2018 Jan 30, 8:12pm 2,789 views   36 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


I'm at a loss on this one. Are we becoming big pussies? They're closing schools in IL here because of the fucking flu. Is this going on in other parts of the country?

The flu sucks, I'll probably get it. I just don't get what is going on. I feel like every year the flu it getting worse and worse. I don't actually think it is and it's all hype. I'm am substantially lazier then most of you, so anyone that can show me it's getting worse I would appreciate it.
1   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (34)   2018 Jan 30, 8:19pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It's killing kids.

Strains are turning into bears.

Flu used to kill lots of kids, one of the victories of the 20th century.

Ask your grandparents.
2   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 30, 8:23pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says
It's killing kids

Uhhh. I wish it would kill their parents.
3   Tenpoundbass   ignore (11)   2018 Jan 30, 8:24pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It's not the Flu that's dangerous, it's the rare cases when you are weakened by one flu strain and then you get hit by another.
That new one is able to spread to infection faster. Even then it's fatal only a few percent of the time. Millions get the flu ever season but only a few hundred die.
4   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 30, 8:30pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote   flag        

Being a pussy has nothing to do with it. Even big swinging hard ons like me are susceptible to the flu. It’s a virus for chrissakes

I’m a big believer of comeuppance as cosmic justice. It would be a real shame if all the Christian Righttard halfwit Anti-Vaxxers were wiped from existence by disease that was easily preventable by vaccines

P.S. i was looking for the direct message button earlier as well, and i didn’t mean to question your soberness as a personal attack.
5   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 30, 8:33pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

errc says
Are you drunk? Your post reads as if you’re slurring

Me? No. Am I drinking some beers, sure. Not drunk by a long stretch. Give me an hour, in which case, I'll be in bed, and sleeping.

I'm serious about my laziness. I'm not going to look at those links. I get the gist of it though. It actually is worse this year. I'll check them in the morning and follow up.
6   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 30, 8:41pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I already had BOTH weaponized flu bugs earlier in 2017. Both, the worst that I can ever remember.

The first was standard. My whole body hurt and every time I coughed, it felt like somebody was jiggling a spear around in my chest. It hurt to take clothes off and put them on, but the only thing that was vaguely relieving was a hot shower. It was like a pain amplifier. Old injuries that I hadn't felt for years came back and hurt again. My body remembered the old injuries, even though they had healed and gone away. Shaking chills alternated with sweats. Couldn't do ANYTHING except sit around huddled under a blanket. I could definitely see how this one could be a rapid killer within the worst few days.

The second was a stomach flu, but not the standard 12 to 24 hour kind. This one had heaves and I couldn't take fluids. I vomited so much fluid, I went into ion crisis and my muscles started spasming. I was on the verge of calling 911 for an ambulance to take me to hospital for IV fluids when throwing up started easing and I could sip some gator aide. I had extreme diarrhea for five days until stools started returning to normal. I had no appetite, and had to force myself to eat ramen soup (salt). Sweet stuff absolutely sickened me.

Both flus lasted for ten days of acute symptoms then a couple of weeks of weakness, they were both REALLY bad.
7   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 30, 8:56pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

errc says
P.S. i was looking for the direct message button earlier as well, and i didn’t mean to question your soberness as a personal attack.

Not taken as an attack. It was a fast paced thread and I honestly should have thought more before quoting it. I was more in the moment and thinking WTF is this and just clicked quote and ripped out a quick one liner. I know there are less than honest people that are here actively and other randoms that come across this site, no harm was intended on my end, hence the quick delete.

And even if it was an attack I'm a stone cold mother fucker. And I am actually drinking, so I'm a bit concerned about the work emails I just sent if it sounds like I'm slurring.
8   P N Dr Lo R   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 30, 9:28pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says
Ask your grandparents.
I wish I'd thought to ask my mother who was 16 at the time if she or her family knew anyone who got sick or died from the 1918 flu out in West Texas. I know they didn't lose anyone in their immediate family, but with nearly 670,000 Americans killed and many more sickened I don't see how anyone could not at least know someone whom it made sick. My mother lived to be 94 and she never had the flu during my lifetime. I had a real bad case in 1968 and that was the only time I've had it. I do get shots today, but haven't even had a cold yet this year.
9   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 30, 9:45pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

WookieMan says
Are we becoming big pussies?


Yes

WookieMan says
I feel like every year the flu it getting worse and worse.


Because people are lazy, out of shape with weak immune systems from sitting on their asses surfing on their iPhones. You can build up antibodies sitting in your bedroom. People need to be out and about, being exposed to "life", which helps build immunity.

Plus, we are so overly medicated and overloaded with antibiotics for every little sniffle, our bodies can't fight normal viruses anymore.
10   Waitup   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 30, 9:49pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I honestly believe that each year more and more mothers are choosing formula over breast milk for convenience and that is the reason why more kids are getting hit harder every flu season. Breast milk plays a vital role in the immune system development.
11   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 30, 10:00pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

anon_3f801 says
WookieMan says
Are we becoming big pussies?


Yes

WookieMan says
I feel like every year the flu it getting worse and worse.


Because people are lazy, out of shape with weak immune systems from sitting on their asses surfing on their iPhones. You can build up antibodies sitting in your bedroom. People need to be out and about, being exposed to "life", which helps build immunity.

Plus, we are so overly medicated and overloaded with antibiotics for every little sniffle, our bodies can't fight normal viruses anymore.


Yeah no shit, overloading people with antibiotics doesn’t do jack shit to help fight viruses, because antibiotics are used to fight bacterial infections, not viral infections!

The more you know!
12   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 30, 10:01pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Waitup says
I honestly believe that each year more and more mothers are choosing formula over breast milk for convenience and that is the reason why more kids are getting hit harder every flu season. Breast milk plays a vital role in the immune system development.

I'm not going down this rabbit hole. Oh hell, I might a bit. My kids are too old to be on the tit at this point. That said, formula babies on my end. They've consistently been healthy and less sick then others. Anecdotal of course.

I struggle to believe one way is better than the other. Any study in this realm is going to be biased towards either side. This is as contentious as abortion. And I'm not kidding.
13   MbS   ignore (3)   2018 Jan 31, 7:06am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

errc says
disease that was easily preventable by vaccines


Flu is not one of these.
14   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 31, 7:09am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Are We Becoming Pussies?

Already are and have been for years, as far as I can tell.
15   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 31, 7:44am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (3)   quote   flag        

How many Americans have died from the flu this year?
How many have been killed by ISIS?
How many dropped dead from shock while listening to #AmnestyDon blow bullshit through the room like he was the big bad wolf?
16   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (34)   2018 Jan 31, 7:49am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

P N Dr Lo R says
APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says
Ask your grandparents.
I wish I'd thought to ask my mother who was 16 at the time if she or her family knew anyone who got sick or died from the 1918 flu out in West Texas. I know they didn't lose anyone in their immediate family, but with nearly 670,000 Americans killed and many more sickened I don't see how anyone could not at least know someone whom it made sick. My mother lived to be 94 and she never had the flu during my lifetime. I had a real bad case in 1968 and that was the only time I've had it. I do get shots today, but haven't even had a cold yet this year.


Public health as a statistical discipline transcends any one family's experience but historically we have had years when the flu sent lots of people to their graves. Flu vaccines over the years have broadly suppressed the pandemics that we used to have to take for granted.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2374803/figure/f2/
17   BlueSardine   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 31, 8:00am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Kill the southeast asian birds and pigs. Voila! Flu gone.
It's not rocket science people...

Satoshi_Nakamoto says
errc says
disease that was easily preventable by vaccines


Flu is not one of these.
18   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 31, 8:09am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Got it right now. Taking elderberry extract and zinc to shorten duration and reduce symptoms. Elderberry is a natural antiviral agent which also boosts T-cells. It’s effectiveness has been compared to Tamiflu. So I feel like shit but I’m hopefully going to get better fast.
19   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 31, 9:07am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Quigley says
Got it right now. Taking elderberry extract and zinc to shorten duration and reduce symptoms. Elderberry is a natural antiviral agent which also boosts T-cells. It’s effectiveness has been compared to Tamiflu. So I feel like shit but I’m hopefully going to get better fast.


Be well. When I feel like that I’ve found the best remedy is to get my rocks off. Always feel better afterwards. Drink lots of water (always)
20   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 31, 11:32am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FNWGMOBDVZXDNW says
How many dropped dead from shock while listening to #AmnestyDon blow bullshit through the room like he was the big bad wolf?

Kudos for making a sarcastic flu thread political.

errc says
Drink lots of water (always)


Super +1 to this. I'm a gallon a day guy. I have to filter out all the hops and barley from the night before ;)

Seriously though, hydration is your friend any time, any day. My only beef with it is that living in IL, when it's cold and dry outside, it lowers my body temp (not sure if this is true, but I get cold) and I feel like and need to put on another layer to stay warm. That's drinking room temp water, not cold water.
21   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 31, 12:25pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

WookieMan says
Kudos for making a sarcastic flu thread political.

Kudos for getting offended by what was clearly a joke and not responding to the point that about 1000 people have died from the flue, yet many are more worried about getting shot by an illegal or blown up by ISIS.
22   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 31, 12:29pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

errc says
Are you drunk? Your post reads as if you’re slurring


Sorry, had to delete that as it's clearly personal.

But to the topic, I find that a glass of red wine with dinner each night has prevented me from getting the flu for many years. I know it's hard to believe, but I'm quite certain it works in my own case. I suspect that the "bigger" wines like Syrah and Cabernet work better than light wines like Pinot Noir, but I can't prove it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/1986514.stm
23   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 31, 1:03pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
errc says
Are you drunk? Your post reads as if you’re slurring


Sorry, had to delete that as it's clearly personal.

But to the topic, I find that a glass of red wine with dinner each night has prevented me from getting the flu for many years. I know it's hard to believe, but I'm quite certain it works in my own case. I suspect that the "bigger" wines like Syrah and Cabernet work better than light wines like Pinot Noir, but I can't prove it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/1986514.stm


I get it but i clarified to him i didn’t mean it as a personal attack, i just wish I could have the rest of the post back as it was just information. But i get it, your resident troublemaker used to use it as a character assassination technique. In this instance, wookie checked himself saying now he was worried that he may have sounded drunk in some work emails, so it was actually more of a lookout than an attack.
24   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 31, 1:33pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FNWGMOBDVZXDNW says
WookieMan says
Kudos for making a sarcastic flu thread political.

Kudos for getting offended by what was clearly a joke and not responding to the point that about 1000 people have died from the flue, yet many are more worried about getting shot by an illegal or blown up by ISIS.

Hey, don't worry I'm not offended. Never will be offended here at patnet outside of people that outright lie and don't respond (not you, I'm just saying that's what actually offends me). And I'm being serious, I commend you on being able to make a flu thread political.

10,000 people can die from the flu for all I care. I don't worry about it. 10,000 people can get shot by an illegal. I don't worry about it. ISIS can blow 10,000 people up. I don't worry about it.

I could die tomorrow of pretty much anything, so I tend to just enjoy life. A family member of mine could die tomorrow because a drunk driver. While I'll be sad, the things you mention (ISIS & illegals) will not impact 99.9% of us in a getting killed sort of way. I feel bad for the people it does impact, honestly. But I can't live in the margins or the fraction of a fraction of our population.

Let's put it this way. I dig all humans. The problem is, there's 0.2% to 2% of the population that has WAY too much influence in politics. Trannies and sex changers need mental health evaluations. This is spelled out pretty clearly in their suicide statistics. There was an actual politician, taking time on network & cable television last night, promoting mental illness and that their mentally ill ways should be accepted by us all. Is supporting mental illness a trait I seek? Hell no! I'd prefer to help them instead of letting them run a political conversation, use them as vote getter's and then watch them blow their brains out in 24 months.

I like chess, but I assume most rational people would be sickened by human political pawns. Is that not what trannies are?

No problem with gays either, have fun. Your parades are actually somewhat entertaining at a carnival level. Your suicide statistics are a little better than trannies. Muslims, cool they literally #(pound)metoo when it comes to woman. Like seriously, they use rocks. Don't let them drive. And please don't put me on any side. Cause guess what, the KKK is out there. They're going to lynch blackie tonight.

Long story short I don't live or breath in the realm of identity politics. I feel bad for those that do. I wish no ill will on people that are part of this segment of society (except the KKK). I've just learned to not be influence by it like so many others have been brainwashed to.
25   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Jan 31, 2:06pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ceffer says
I already had BOTH weaponized flu bugs earlier in 2017. Both, the worst that I can ever remember.

Ceffer are you in NoCal? I know of a couple of folks that got hit by the double whammy.
26   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 31, 3:02pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says
Flu used to kill lots of kids, one of the victories of the 20th century.

During WWI, the flu killed 50-100 million people. That was 3-5% of the world's population at the time. It could happen again. We are better prepared, but we also travel more and live in closer contact. It's not like we have an effective vaccine that most people get. So, there's valid reason for people to act out of caution here and there.
If 15% of the school has the flu, then it's time to close up shop, give kids a break from infecting each other, and disinfect the joint. That's not living in constant fear. It's just common sense if you want to prevent needless suffering and death.
27   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (34)   2018 Jan 31, 3:23pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FNWGMOBDVZXDNW says
During WWI, the flu killed 50-100 million people. That was 3-5% of the world's population at the time. It could happen again. We are better prepared, but we also travel more and live in closer contact. It's not like we have an effective vaccine that most people get.



Oh, yeah. I read this anti-vaccine stuff and I wonder. The numbers make it clear that the vaccine has had its generally suppressive effect at a vanishingly low cost. The heart of the whole thing is a data exchange protocol between 133 or so regional laboratories that provide strain data to the WHO. Slick.
28   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 31, 3:46pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FNWGMOBDVZXDNW says
the flu killed 50-100 million people. That was 3-5% of the world's population at the time

I'm sure there were some good one's in there too. Not all rapists and murders.

I also suppose our carbon footprint was reduced as well, right?

All smart assness aside, I'm not taking the flu lightly and hope fellow commenters here afflicted by it get well soon. There are some peoples families and worlds getting turned upside down by something that is mostly trivial, at least during your typical flu season. Guzzle down some NyQuil and suck it up. That's not working as well this year it appears.

I really am taken aback by schools closing down over it though. If it's really that bad, fine. I just don't recall seeing this in my 28ish years of solid memories.
29   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2018 Jan 31, 3:51pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

WookieMan says
I just don't recall seeing this in my 28ish years of solid memories.


That's because:

anon_3f801 says
Because people are lazy, out of shape with weak immune systems from sitting on their asses surfing on their iPhones. You can build up antibodies sitting in your bedroom. People need to be out and about, being exposed to "life", which helps build immunity.

Plus, we are so overly medicated and overloaded with antibiotics for every little sniffle, our bodies can't fight normal viruses anymore.


Having 2/3rds of the population overweight or obese isn't helping any. Fewer and fewer are able to fight off any infections or virsuses due to personal health issues.
30   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Jan 31, 3:53pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

errc says
Patrick says
errc says
Are you drunk? Your post reads as if you’re slurring


Sorry, had to delete that as it's clearly personal.

But to the topic, I find that a glass of red wine with dinner each night has prevented me from getting the flu for many years. I know it's hard to believe, but I'm quite certain it works in my own case. I suspect that the "bigger" wines like Syrah and Cabernet work better than light wines like Pinot Noir, but I can't prove it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/1986514.stm


I get it but i clarified to him i didn’t mean it as a personal attack, i just wish I could have the rest of the post back as it was just information. But i get it, your resident troublemaker used to use it as a char...

This one's pretty good. I feel like most my posts look like I've been drinking. You did call out a truth, I was drinking, I just wasn't drunk, yet ;)

Patrick, I know you have to kind of have a nuke or nothing mentality with the personal attack comments. If you're feeling lazy though, you can leave personal insults towards me up. I'd venture to guess they might be warranted sometimes. Maybe 67% of the time. So make only nuke 1 in 3 wookieman insults.
31   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 31, 8:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

errc says
by disease that was easily preventable by vaccines


Vaccines have become increasingly convoluted, and less effective. The best way to prevent disease is to take care of yourself. My family and I have never gotten the flu shot, and I can't remember the last time any of us were sick.
32   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2018 Jan 31, 8:24pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

WookieMan says
Anyone Get The Flu? Or Are We Becoming Pussies?


Three of my co-workers got it, one twice I believe. One went on anti-biotics, the other two both described it as really terrible. I think there's two explanations.

1. Our over dependence on antibiotics has bred hardier virus's and bacteria strains.
2. We surround ourselves with toxins, including in our food, drink, and cleaning products.
33   steverbeaver   ignore (1)   2018 Jan 31, 11:16pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I think the flu is still very much the same, it's just human-to-human contact is much higher therefore it spreads more quickly. I am almost more concerned about bacteria or protozoa- those things have the makings to eat us once they figure out how.
34   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Feb 1, 7:47am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

WookieMan says
I'll probably get it.

Ha! Fuck! Pretty sure I'm coming down with something. No fever yet, but you usually know the feeling when shits about to hit the fan. I got that feeling.

I hope I'm not a pussy about it. I do hate being sick, so I probably will bitch and whine about it. I may take a leave of absence from here as I'm sure you all really care. I'll try to write some really annoying long winded posts over the next coupe of hours before I likely become bed ridden.
35   anonymous   ignore (null)   2018 Feb 1, 7:59am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I've got this fucking cold its the weirdest fucking one ever. I feel like i'm going insane, rough wet cough, not sleeping well.

guess I'm just a pussy
36   MrMagic   ignore (11)   2018 Feb 1, 8:00am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

WookieMan says
I'll try to write some really annoying long winded posts over the next coupe of hours


ha Ha

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