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Tyburn
05-01-2009, 04:22 PM
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Up to 1.2 million people could end up in hospital and 750,000 killed if a flu pandemic sweeps the nation, according to draft Government guidance about an outbreak.
As hospitals are "rapidly" overwhelmed by patients, doctors may have to begin operating a lottery system for intensive care, the blueprint from last year adds.
It also warns that a worst-case pandemic scenario of "catastrophic severity" could result in the "complete or partial collapse of some or all hospital infrastructures".
Top medics have downplayed the predictions, saying factors like Britain's high state of readiness and high immunity levels will lessen the impact.
The bleak forecasts come in "Pandemic influenza: Surge capacity and prioritisation in health services", which was prepared by the Department of Health (DH) last September.
It says up to half the UK population - or 30 million people - could get influenza if the bug outbreak turns into a pandemic.
In the worst case, there would be 2,000 hospital admissions per 100,000 people - or 1.2 million people. There would also be 1,250 fatalities per 100,000 - or 750,000 people.
The report says: "Over the entire period of a pandemic, up to 50% of the population may show clinical symptoms of influenza.
"This could result in the total healthcare contacts for influenza-like illness increasing from around one million during a 'normal' season up to 30 million."
There are also grim implications for the demand of the nation's estimated 3,450 adult intensive care beds and 320 children's

Miss Foxy
05-01-2009, 04:42 PM
Mark is coming for you Dave...................:cry:

Tyburn
05-01-2009, 04:50 PM
Mark is coming for you Dave...................:cry:
at least it will be quick :unsure-1:

rockdawg21
05-01-2009, 04:57 PM
Tyburn, be sure to wash your hands and if you need to cough, do it in your elbow. Best preventatives for the flu.

Oh, and if your government is really scaring you, buy a gas mask :rotfl:

Neezar
05-01-2009, 05:01 PM
Tyburn, be sure to wash your hands and if you need to cough, do it in your elbow. Best preventatives for the flu.

Oh, and if your government is really scaring you, buy a gas mask :rotfl:


...or in someone else's elbow. :laugh:

Tyburn
05-01-2009, 05:07 PM
Oh, and if your government is really scaring you, buy a gas mask :rotfl:
I have two...but they are useless without respirators arent they :laugh:

rockdawg21
05-01-2009, 06:31 PM
I have two...but they are useless without respirators arent they :laugh:
Uh-oh! :scared0011:

NateR
05-01-2009, 07:02 PM
Sounds like your government is using scare tactics to justify seizing more power. I'm sure America will soon follow in those footsteps.

sender
05-01-2009, 07:06 PM
I don't buy all those numbers... Last I checked swine flu isn't really that deadly?? or am I missing somthing?

Tyburn
05-01-2009, 07:36 PM
Sounds like your government is using scare tactics to justify seizing more power. I'm sure America will soon follow in those footsteps.

Scare tactics yes...but to cease power over what??? They already run the National Health Service.... :laugh:

Tyburn
05-01-2009, 07:37 PM
Uh-oh! :scared0011:
always be prepared :ninja:

rearnakedchoke
05-01-2009, 07:38 PM
This flu scare is a stimulus plan .... people are paranoid and buying up bottle water, generators, purell ... everything ...
i have purchased thousands of N95 masks in the last two days and i know they will not be used ... now the stocks are depleted and companys are cranking out more .......

NateR
05-01-2009, 08:25 PM
This flu scare is a stimulus plan .... people are paranoid and buying up bottle water, generators, purell ... everything ...
i have purchased thousands of N95 masks in the last two days and i know they will not be used ... now the stocks are depleted and companys are cranking out more .......

I think only the large population areas have anything to worry about. Those of us in these tiny rural towns are probably pretty safe just because we're generally pretty isolated.

matthughesfan21
05-01-2009, 08:45 PM
it can't kill you unless you are elderly, a young child, or have a serious immune deficiency disorder...I would bet the only reason they hospitalize you is more of a quarantine manuever...I'm tired of hearing people freak out about this...We have one of these scares like once every few years and nothing serious ever comes of it

Miss Foxy
05-01-2009, 08:48 PM
I think only the large population areas have anything to worry about. Those of us in these tiny rural towns are probably pretty safe just because we're generally pretty isolated.
Well can I pitch a tent on your property Nathan? I would feel more safe..:unsure-1: !!

NateR
05-01-2009, 08:56 PM
Well can I pitch a tent on your property Nathan? I would feel more safe..:unsure-1: !!

Well, I've heard that if you stop watching the news, then you automatically become immune. :)

J.B.
05-01-2009, 09:03 PM
Well, I've heard that if you stop watching the news, then you automatically become immune. :)

It's funny how well that analogy can be applied across the board. :laugh:

Miss Foxy
05-01-2009, 09:05 PM
Well, I've heard that if you stop watching the news, then you automatically become immune. :)
Nathan you should know I am not scared of anything except..Lesbo dikes, latex balloons, and Michael Meyers (Halloween)....:laugh: I was just trying to make my way over to Hillsboro! lol

Tyburn
05-01-2009, 09:29 PM
I think only the large population areas have anything to worry about. Those of us in these tiny rural towns are probably pretty safe just because we're generally pretty isolated.
There isnt anywhere in this country half as Rural as what you have. Your Country is really sparsley populated....

60 Million people we have crammed into an island about the size of California...SIXTY MILLION....perhaps WE have something to be frightened of after all :unsure-1:

Hughes_GOAT
05-01-2009, 09:52 PM
there are at least 17 reported cases in Illinois. and since this strain has avian, it will attack people with good immune systems.

Hughes_GOAT
05-01-2009, 10:09 PM
oh yeah, and they're gonna call this flu "The Mexican Flu"

Tyburn
05-01-2009, 10:17 PM
there are at least 17 reported cases in Illinois. and since this strain has avian, it will attack people with good immune systems.
It needs to be infecting hundreds before it kills tens, and infecting thousands before killing Hundreds.

I dont think its gonna make it :laugh:

Hughes_GOAT
05-01-2009, 10:48 PM
It needs to be infecting hundreds before it kills tens, and infecting thousands before killing Hundreds.

I dont think its gonna make it :laugh:
get your mask ready

Tyburn
05-01-2009, 10:59 PM
get your mask ready
I think its useless against gas or airbourne disease without a respirator? and besides...even if I could afford a respirator (which I cant)...how would I know which to get?? Not all filters will protect against the same thing :laugh:

Hughes_GOAT
05-01-2009, 11:04 PM
I think its useless against gas or airbourne disease without a respirator? and besides...even if I could afford a respirator (which I cant)...how would I know which to get?? Not all filters will protect against the same thing :laugh:
i'm kidding Dave but you are screwed.

Tyburn
05-02-2009, 11:41 AM
i'm kidding Dave but you are screwed.
:ninja: is that a pun (you have to screw a respirator on to a mask you know) :laugh:

Hughes_GOAT
05-02-2009, 05:42 PM
:ninja: is that a pun (you have to screw a respirator on to a mask you know) :laugh:
i'm not clever enough to come up with puns.

Tyburn
05-03-2009, 06:25 AM
i'm not clever enough to come up with puns.
:laugh: so true :laugh:

Hughes_GOAT
05-03-2009, 06:37 AM
:laugh: so true :laugh:
heh heh

Tyburn
05-03-2009, 08:23 AM
heh heh
"Chortle" :rolleyes:

Hughes_GOAT
05-03-2009, 05:03 PM
"Chortle" :rolleyes:
seriously though, you walked right into that one. like a mouse to cheese, lol.

Tyburn
05-03-2009, 05:12 PM
seriously though, you walked right into that one. like a mouse to cheese, lol.
No Andreas...YOU walked into it :tongue0011:

Hughes_GOAT
05-03-2009, 05:20 PM
No Andreas...YOU walked into it :tongue0011:
like i'm self-depricating haha! i wanted to see if you would go for that opening......and you did. nothing more, nothing less. you did exactly as i thought.

Tyburn
05-03-2009, 05:22 PM
like i'm self-depricating haha! i wanted to see if you would go for that opening......and you did. nothing more, nothing less. you did exactly as i thought.
:rolleyes: Yes...of course...just like you picked Andrei Arlovski that time when Tim Sylvia won...then pretended it was all one big con.

Face it Andreas. The laugh is on you :laugh:

Hughes_GOAT
05-03-2009, 05:32 PM
:rolleyes: Yes...of course...just like you picked Andrei Arlovski that time when Tim Sylvia won...then pretended it was all one big con.

Face it Andreas. The laugh is on you :laugh:
Dave, what benefit would i gain from saying i'm not clever enough? other than to wait for you to jump on it? just wanted to see if you're still all too eager, haha. and for the record, i expected you to pull the Arlovski card 2 posts ago....*shrugs*

Hughes_GOAT
05-03-2009, 05:34 PM
just the fact that i used the word "clever" should have tipped you off!

Tyburn
05-03-2009, 05:34 PM
Dave, what benefit would i gain from saying i'm not clever enough? other than to wait for you to jump on it? just wanted to see if you're still all too eager, haha. and for the record, i expected you to pull the Arlovski card 2 posts ago....*shrugs*
I'm always eager Andreas....as for the Arlovski card....yes well it was one of two major GOAT bloopers...do you remember the other one :huh: :ninja:

Hughes_GOAT
05-03-2009, 05:42 PM
I'm always eager Andreas....as for the Arlovski card....yes well it was one of two major GOAT bloopers...do you remember the other one :huh: :ninja:
unfortunately yes, you are eager. unfortunately for you that is! candy from a baby.

and please do tell these bloopers. you're already 0-1 with Arlovski.

Tyburn
05-03-2009, 05:44 PM
unfortunately yes, you are eager. unfortunately for you that is! candy from a baby.

and please do tell these bloopers. you're already 0-1 with Arlovski.
I'm saving the other for a rainy day :mellow:

Hughes_GOAT
05-03-2009, 05:45 PM
I'm saving the other for a rainy day :mellow:
ah come on

Tyburn
05-03-2009, 05:48 PM
ah come on
:no:

See...you need me Andreas...coz you can't spar on your own..you need me as a partner, and I've decided I dont want to play ball :laugh:

:dry:

Hughes_GOAT
05-03-2009, 05:52 PM
:no:

See...you need me Andreas...coz you can't spar on your own..you need me as a partner, and I've decided I dont want to play ball :laugh:

:dry:
that's it?

Tyburn
05-03-2009, 05:58 PM
that's it?
:blink: What do you mean??

No of course thats not your other BIG Blooper :rolleyes:

I told you already...I'm saving that card for a rainy day :laugh:

Hughes_GOAT
05-03-2009, 06:04 PM
:blink: What do you mean??

No of course thats not your other BIG Blooper :rolleyes:

I told you already...I'm saving that card for a rainy day :laugh:
you're lame......this supposed blooper is nothing more than an implant i left, knowing you would buy into haha. just like the GIF one and the Arlovski one.

Tyburn
05-03-2009, 06:10 PM
you're lame......this supposed blooper is nothing more than an implant i left, knowing you would buy into haha. just like the GIF one and the Arlovski one.
:huh: what GIF one.

I dont remember that. :unsure:

Hughes_GOAT
05-03-2009, 11:26 PM
:huh: what GIF one.

I dont remember that. :unsure:
i'll save it for a rainy day

Tyburn
05-03-2009, 11:48 PM
i'll save it for a rainy day
Nice reversal :rolleyes:

Hughes_GOAT
05-04-2009, 12:09 AM
Nice reversal :rolleyes:
i know

rockdawg21
05-04-2009, 02:35 PM
Dave, so out of the approx. 1,000 people infected worldwide, how many of those 750,000 have died in the U.K.? :D

Miss Foxy
05-04-2009, 03:22 PM
Dave, so out of the approx. 1,000 people infected worldwide, how many of those 750,000 have died in the U.K.? :D
LOL!! Yeah Dave! My little drama queen? Your officially royal IMO!!:)

Tyburn
05-04-2009, 03:43 PM
Dave, so out of the approx. 1,000 people infected worldwide, how many of those 750,000 have died in the U.K.? :D
:unsure-1: NONE :laugh:

que
05-05-2009, 01:47 AM
propoganda and fear mongering is what that is, nothing else