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2006-03-12 Science & Technology
3 girls dead. bird flu or bird flu panic?
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Posted by Anonymoose 2006-03-12 20:05|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6461 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 I call "panic". Those dust masks they're wearing are about as useful as porch screen for filtering a virus.
Posted by Darrell 2006-03-12 21:30||   2006-03-12 21:30|| Front Page Top

#2 Since most pulmonary xmission happens by direct or indirect hand contact, masks like that might actually be more effective than previously believed. That is, most contamination will be caught in the large water droplets containing the virus.

Such masks must be accompanied by some kind of eye protection, though.
Posted by Anonymoose 2006-03-12 21:36||   2006-03-12 21:36|| Front Page Top

#3 I cry when I think of the suffering of children resulting from ignorant brainwashed adults suffering dimensia. It don't make it right, but the practice has been in place for thousands of years. That don't make it right, that make it DO! Too bad immature immune systems are most susceptible. That comes from never getting out of the village! We should come out with a STD that only works on adults. Oh yeah, there is one.

"...let loose the chickens of WAR!"
Posted by Skidmark 2006-03-12 22:14||   2006-03-12 22:14|| Front Page Top

#4 Masks stop you touching the mucous membranes in the mouth and nose (and hopefully the eyes as well), the main route of flu infection. Pretty much anything over your face will work.
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