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One of my friends has it, and going back to London in September i feel there is a fair chance of me getting it :S
today I heard that 55,000 people in the uk have it...I actually thought it was only about 100 poeple. But regular flu kills up to 500,000 a year so the numbers arent that bad when you put it in perspective.
But that's mostly really old people isn't it?
It's just a hassle if you get it really, i don't think i would die, but if i got the flu now i would have to get to the doctors and then stay in for a week.. It's just a bit annoying.
They advise you not to go to the GP, get someone you know to go and see if they can pick up antivirals - our GP has signs saying to people not to come to the surgery if they have any flu-like symptoms
'yeah right so i think i've got swine flu, what do i *coughs* do?'
although I don't then quite understand how the official total figure was given on Tuesday as 9,700 or so. You can't change the way you work out important figures in mid-stream.
cos I'm going to Central America in a couple of weeks. The pharmacist said the best thing for me to do was to take lots of vitamin c probiotics and lemsip :S
Because they're really holding back all the antivirals and vaccinations for the important people! The truth will come out!
Anyway yeah 99% of the time it resolves itself after a few days - nice of the Daily Mail to provide a charming 'let's get a panic going' headline today.
the more healthy your diet, fill yourself up with vitamin c, you've less chance of getting it
I hope I don't get it when I'm in America, that would be so massively annoying. I'm going to stockpile clementines wherever I go.
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