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When all trees have been cut down, when all animals have been hunted, when all waters are polluted, when all air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money. - Cree Prophecy

Monday, August 10, 2009

Swine flu!

one more pandemic..nay, news pandemic..
yeah our news starved media is clinging on to one more excitement.. a disease this time..
and none wud dare to check how and why this started! like they did not do for foot in the mouth or sars or what ever..
ok, they dont do this in(tro)spection to even political scandals, where will they do it for such issues, eh?
for one, this swine flu thingy is over rated and over reacted..
hey, some fools voicing out that he wouldnt go to Pune..but will go to sweden or new york or where ever! hey first go and wash your rear end well, also hands. then stop picking your nose on TV. third get your stats right about how many are afflicted by swine flu in newyork, huh..
If you want red(or white or baked or dead or what ever) meat, please learn to live with all these swine flu, foot in mouth etc..
No, its not the vegetarian me talking..have u ever visited any of the poultries or pig stys or cattlefarms? India or abroad..India u wud not have known but crossed it numerous times.
8 out of 10 times when u frowned at some bad smell and twisted ur nose-while u were going on the highway and saw some prison like, well lit stupid structures..that was one pandemic breeding centre!
ever cared how the chicken are fed, grown & massacred for (o)ur taste buds? how they are treated? did u know what the cows were fed? their own meat! glory to us all!! so foot-in- all- our-mouths:-)
So this time its Pig! wait for a few weeks and it shall be something else..
The way the pigs are grown (manufactured?) - in 2 X 2 feet each..this proximity and unhealthy and greedy ways of our industry practices means they will fall sick..and the numerous employees who come in close contact with them will only contract the disease right? then can we forget all those who stuffed the meat for ur hot dogs in to their intestines, ha ha..
where will all this end?
ofcourse we will forget all this hulla bulla when some other animal or disease kicks havoc..
But there is a cause for concern here when some dear young ones fall prey to these diseases. but will we look at the right areas? our greed, indulgence, taste buds without care for how and where it all happens..and how and why we get in to these frequent pitfalls?
If we dont, lets watch all these visual media hype up such dramas.

Now over to tamiflu! though our media and citizens crib, its good that its not available so freely and in lots.
Did anyone care to check its side effects? ok, all allopathy drugs have a side effect, so whats new..but this one seems to have lots more than one can envisage..iam not going to type out all that my medico friends told or what i read at various sources..
just a small (partial)cut paste from wikipedia:
Common adverse drug reactions (ADRs) include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and headache. Rare ADRs include: hepatitis and elevated liver enzymes, rash, allergic reactions including anaphylaxis, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
Various other ADRs have been reported in postmarketing surveillance including: toxic epidermal necrolysis, cardiac arrhythmia, seizure, confusion, aggravation of diabetes, and haemorrhagic colitis. theres more- Neurological effects, am tired of ctrl V!

so weigh for yourself which is better- swine flu or tamiflu??

PS1: with a big race for govt orders for huge quantities of tamiflu between the big pharma companies, do u think the spread of this flu will be subsided? isnt their big orders more important?
PS2: Seriously is it not a time for govt & media to educate and spread some basic courtesies? like dont pick ur nose (not only TV even otherwise!). actually refrain from spitting or clearing ur nose in open, even touching your nose & mouth! how to use your palm or bent elbow as tools to stop spreading any virus when u cough or sneeze! how to open all your windows/doors (inspite of full AC offices, houses) and let as much fresh air as possible instead of helping the virus breed & spread in closed environs. hmm, if only were thinking..
PS3: am told we shudnt over react and start using the masks either..for we are utterly useless as we cant make out the diff between one time and multiple use mask. Then there are lotsa dos & donts to use a mask. So its better not to use them as they become safe breeding grounds otherwise. Use masks compulsorily (only) if u r afflicted with flu.

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