Saturday, 2 May 2009

27 000 get Pig Flu in the UK


You idle bastards get back to work, there are plenty out there wanting to work while you have your iddle widdle panic attack about your liddle sniffle.

30 comments:

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

It would be interesting to see the percentage split between the public/private sector. I bet there will be no surprises!

Gigits said...

This whole business is hilarious!

Especially now they've downgraded the thing from 'deadly plague' to 'slight sniffles'.

electro-kevin said...

If you're expected to work your bank holidays for no extra pay ... or adhanced minimum wage (whoopee do) how else do you get quality of life ?

WV= honestos

Chalcedon said...

FFS it is relatively mild. Too many people confuse a cold with influenza. If you ever get 'flu you will never, ever confuse it with a heavy cold.

Could the bank holiday and blue skies have anything to do with this?

killemallletgodsortemout said...

Pathetic, truly pathetic.

If only they'd cremated Jade instead of burying her, pig flu would not exist.

WTF is the adhanced minimum wage, anyway?

Gigits said...

"If you ever get 'flu you will never, ever confuse it with a heavy cold."

I agree. I had Flu for the first time two years ago. It's got nothing to do with coughing and sneezing and more to do with rocking back and forth whilst shivering in fevered agony waiting to die.

If you've got the energy to get on the phone to Max Clifford - you have not got the Flu.

sixtypoundsaweekcleaner said...

No-one in the government has got it? How come?

Cato said...

Too bloody right. 'Er indoors and I both had proper flu about 8 years back. It took 5 weeks before we felt like doing a single thing.
It was a bastard.

John's New Blog said...

On average there are 12,000 deaths per annum in England and Wales, when was the last time you saw that figure published?

Guthrum said...

On average there are 12,000 deaths per annum

source ?

The best definition I heard yesterday was- that if there is a pallet load of £20 notes for free, twenty feet away and you are too ill to walk over and take some- you have got flu

John's New Blog said...

Hmm..I thought everybody knew that Flu is the largest killer in the UK. Apparently not.

British Thoracic Society
British Infection Society
Health Protection Agency

websites might open one's eyes a bit

John's New Blog said...

2 EPIDEMIOLOGY AND HEALTH IMPACT PROJECTIONS
Summary
1. The scale and severity of illness (and hence consequences) caused by pandemic
influenza generally exceed those of even the most severe winter epidemics.
2. Mortality in the UK is likely to exceed 50,000 deaths, possibly appreciably higher.
3. Besides the elderly, excess mortality is also likely in younger adults and children.
4. Modelling studies suggest that after a case occurs in Hong Kong, because of
international travel, it will take less than one month for the virus to reach the UK.
5. Once cases begin to occur in the UK it will take only 2 – 3 weeks before activity is
widespread and roughly a further 3 weeks (6 weeks after initial cases in UK) until
activity peaks.
6. It is possible that there will be more than one epidemic wave (with an interval of
several months) and, if a second wave occurs, it may be more severe than the first.
7. Cumulative clinical and serological attack rates across all waves together may be in
the order of 25% and 50% respectively.
8. Increases in demand for health care services are likely to be very substantial in both
primary care and hospital settings.


source:
http://www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/pandemicclinicalguidelines-01.pdf

TheBigYin said...

One Flu over the cookoo's nest...they're all fuckin' nuts!

John's New Blog said...

2.2 Excess Mortality
Excess mortality due to influenza occurs in most winter seasons but is especially marked
during epidemics. The average annual excess mortality attributable to influenza in recent
years is around 12,000 deaths per annum in England and Wales,(11) although there is
considerable yearly variation and some years are notably much higher than the average (est.
26,000 in 1989/90 epidemic). Excess mortality in England and Wales associated with the
three pandemics of the 20th century has also varied widely; this was estimated at 198,000
civilians in 1918/19, and 37,500 in 1957/58. In 1968/69 and 1969/70 (both seasons
considered to be associated with the influenza A/H3N2 pandemic) there were an estimated
31,000 and 47,000 deaths respectively.(7) Therefore the extent of mortality associated with
the next pandemic cannot be reliably predicted although it is reasonable to plan for a
scenario worse than a severe winter epidemic of normal influenza.

Dave H said...

The Beeb now have this as their lead item:

"Swine flu transfer to English man"

English? Now that's when an infectious disease truly becomes serious.

Anonymous said...

"No-one in the government has got it? How come?"
Conclusive proof that there is no God.

Anonymous said...

"English? Now that's when an infectious disease truly becomes serious."

Are you saying that you think the BBC has got some sort of pro-English bias and that it only pays attention when something affects the English ?

That's odd because because the last time I checked the BBC was staffed almost entirely by scottish homosexuals who are intent on relentlessly pushing their left-green Marxist agenda down everyones' throats.

When they're not pushing their cocks down each others' throats that is... the twats.

terence b said...

"If you ever get 'flu you will never, ever confuse it with a heavy cold."

Morons, this flu has proved that flu can just be snuffles.

Oh, and bad colds can be fuckin' awful.

Guthrum said...

Morons, this flu has proved that flu can just be snuffles.

Man Flu, now thats serious

caesars wife said...

flying pig flu !!

totally agree penguine :watch whats being buried , couldnt be treasury select committe report , or banks finacing the goverment .

OH :just married and porn so soon

Anonymous said...

I'm still waitin' for my bleedin' face mask - it'll make a lovely hangin' basket

Dick the Prick said...

I hope John Virgo contracts Piggy Flu and in that incapacitated state gets attacked by a curious crow which plucks his eyes out alerting a scout rat because of blood loss to a helpless feast of flesh whilst flies swarm laying eggs and shitting on his necrotizing cadava. Either that or gets run over by an ostrich - just as long as he fucks the fuck off.

The Penguin said...

So, Dick, you're not a fan of John Virgo then?

The Penguin

Conan the Librarian™ said...

Anonymous seems to have had a bad experience with a Scots BBC executive.
Didn't pay you eh?

Anonymous said...

Crikey, seems that we smokers are among the carriers, best lie low or they will throw us to the chavs.

geewiz said...

Don't bang the drum like monkeys do. A fabricated "swine flu" today, a fabricated "bovine common cold tomorrow. Drug company lobyists will always be at the end of the paper trail. Wait for the tax that will have to go to GSK, Roche and Pfizer to " protect" us. Preventative tax..now there is a thought........like fuck.

Anonymous said...

I imagine that a lot of those 12,000 are the old & vulnerable? Like the pensioners who are already run down from making their daily winter choice of heat v. food? What a wonderful thing Socialism is - equality for all, except, of course, for the more equal (MPs etc) and the less equal (hardworking British families & pensioners dependent on their State Pension). An absence management company - FFS! Sounds like the telephone hygienists in that sci-fi series with Arthur Dent & Zaphod whatsit.

Anonymous said...

I imagine that a lot of those 12,000 are the old & vulnerable? Like the pensioners who are already run down from making their daily winter choice of heat v. food? What a wonderful thing Socialism is - equality for all, except, of course, for the more equal (MPs etc) and the less equal (hardworking British families & pensioners dependent on their State Pension). An absence management company - FFS! Sounds like the telephone hygienists in that sci-fi series with Arthur Dent & Zaphod whatsit.

Anonymous said...

So the 89 flu was a bitch, eh? That's the one I got. From normal to blinding headache in 30 mins. Managed to get home and into bed. After 5 days of unconsciousness mixed with acid-like hallucinations I finally regained some kind of awareness only for it to take another week for me to me able to get strong enough to walk to the kitchen, answer the phone etc.

People who sniffle and say, "Koff, I've got the flu," get short shrift from me. The pallet of £20 notes definition is the best definition I've ever heard.

Adrian P said...

five kids in a school have been diagnosed with it.
SO the Prats in the Health service closed the school down and sent them home with some Tamiflu.

Tell me the 'authorities' don't want this to spread, and on the basis taht they do, then it's release was deliberate.
The question is what are they up tpo with this spliced, part Swine, part Bird Part Human flu virus.

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