Swine flu precautions in your area

  • NickoftheNort...

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    Sep 13, 2009 1:36 PM GMT
    In these Swine flu days, what precautions or reactions have been implemented in your area / work?

    Having come down with flu-like symptoms on Friday, I'm supposed to refrain from attending classes this upcoming week. The university now has a policy that anyone experiencing the flu / flu-like symptoms should stay at home for seven days before returning to school.

    (I intend on voting tomorrow in the national elections though, probably heading up before the big crowds)
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    Sep 13, 2009 2:02 PM GMT
    Signs have been posted in the men's room at work instructing us how to wash our hands properly as a precaution against the flu. ....even to turn off the faucets with a paper towel

    ...but then go open the door with your bare hands. I dont know. ... icon_rolleyes.gif

    What to eat to prevent flu and colds....well, I dont know about preventing the flu but good nutrition and a healthy immune system will help defend against it and make it less severe.
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    Sep 13, 2009 6:15 PM GMT
    If things get bad, I will probably work from home! I need to get some hand sanitizer for my desk. We actually had a memo sent out that had some paractical advice like .. "if you feel sick or like you are coming down with something, stay home!!!"

    calsons nutrition advice looks good too! I am trying to up my fruits and vegetables .. including my favorite .. carrot juice! I will probably add some of those fruit and vegetable extract supplements too.
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    Sep 13, 2009 6:40 PM GMT
    Well, here in Mexico (OK, at least in my town) we have hand sanitizer practically everywhere, from restaurants to universities, but while is good that it seems those arrived to stay it seems as if everybody already forgot about the flu here. I haven't received a single memo about "stay at home in you have the flu" and in my college there isn't any policy at all besides common sense.

    In my job we implemented a rule of no handshakes and we kept greeting each other with a Japanese like inclinations! which... you know, kind of fostered respect and calm... but no more, we're back to good old handshakes.

  • barriehomeboy

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    Sep 14, 2009 1:35 AM GMT
    I had the swine flu. The panic is overblown. Government officials all over the planet, over-reacting and not wanting to be blamed for anything are creating a hysteria, with the help of the media. It's a mild form of influenza. Unless you have any underlying condition that weakens your immune system, you'll get a sore throat, headache any maybe cough for a day or two. If you get a fever, see a Doctor.
  • Bunjamon

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    Sep 14, 2009 1:45 AM GMT
    Here in Beijing they are taking people's temperatures all over the place. I went out this weekend and had to get my temperature taken to get into the club. If you have a fever they refuse entry. I have come down with a pretty awful cold, though...icon_confused.gif
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    Sep 14, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    I work in college admissions and I'll be on the road recruiting at graduate school fairs starting a week from tomorrow. I'm assuming it's just a matter of time before I get it. I just hope I'm home (between trips) when I get it.