View Full Version : Is it just me?
05-19-2003, 01:37 AM
ok is it just me or is this sars crap annoying. i mean i walk to wal-mart and they have signs on the doors about sars. i watch tv and at the bottom it has a scrolly thing saying another person has died of sars. people are bitching about they might catch sars if they eat chinese food or some crap like that. its makin me so freakin pissed off. i can't go anywhere without hearing some stupid person thinking they will get sars. makes me want to do something violent.(don't worry i won't)
05-19-2003, 01:50 AM
Well in the uk we don't have signs everywere and people don't really talk about it alot but on the news you do get the report if someone died etc but most news seems to be on the isreal-palestinian events (sorry for going off topic there), but an expert in the uk said that it would die down during the summer and probarly return in winter when a lot of people with have flu or the commen cold could devlop into sars most likely in the asian region which is gonna be bad :(
05-19-2003, 01:53 AM
If SARS was half as infectious as they thought it originally to be, then the death toll would be in the 10's of thousands, and not something as little as 500-ish. Consider that if someone has the flu on a plane, most of the plane will get it, with SARS its very much close contact that spreads it..
A lot of hysteria personally..
It's a case of being very careful and it will not affect your country. Here in Australia we haven't had a single case, and I hope it stays that way.
05-19-2003, 01:59 AM
Well the countries infected were china and other countries in the asia region and they put some strict laws in preventing people from leaving/arriving the countries and those who had it in 1 country can't remember what the name is were put in confienment so others could not catch it thuse lowing the risk of infection to others that is why i didn't spread completly globally.
05-19-2003, 05:00 PM
I live in Edmonton, so we don't have signs around or anything, but you have to look at this thing realistically. Most of the people who have died from SARS were either old people, who a cold or flu could have done in, or sick people, who a cold or flu could have done in. This BS about people selling masks outside Toronto airports is what's making everyone edgy.
05-19-2003, 05:04 PM
I do think it's being pretty blown up. A disease with 3-5% deadliness and a cure soon to come shouldn't worry many outside of the infected areas.
05-19-2003, 05:09 PM
I think its getting annoying. This is why I have stopped watching the news. Why get all worried over soemthing if it probably won't happen to you?
05-19-2003, 05:30 PM
Well people are scared. It would be nice to make these things go away, but wake up and return to reality.
05-19-2003, 05:44 PM
I don't really pay much attention to the news, so overexposure of a news topic doesn't bother me too much. But, at my work we have a lot of asian customers, and they like to joke about sars. A little cough or two, then say "I think I got sars!". Hell, anyone who gets sick at work gets picked on about having sars. No one I know is scared of it, but it makes for some funny jokes.
05-19-2003, 06:15 PM
actually, we have started to replace "bless you" with "sars" when someone sneezes:p
05-19-2003, 06:19 PM
Insane! I dont think anyone is overreacting.
*adjusts oxygen mask*
I mean it is a BIG thing.
*checks temp. every 45 seconds*
Like over 500 people have died world WIDE!
*plugs in heart monitor and checks his emergancy first aid kit*
Yeah they areover doing it, I heard that if China doesnt stop this virus then ol' Bush is gonna call it a biological weapon and go to war with China.;)
05-20-2003, 12:49 AM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
ok is it just me or is this sars crap annoying. i mean i walk to wal-mart and they have signs on the doors about sars. i watch tv and at the bottom it has a scrolly thing saying another person has died of sars.
I have a feeling your from the States. no offense but the media over there loves to make people PARANOID!
I live in Canada's capital: Ottawa. Its about 3 hours drive from Toronto and 30min on plane. Internationaly people were freaking out about Toronto. SARS this and SARS scare that. I allmost got a job screaning people for SARS at a hospital (just some precautions) for 15$ an hour. But the outbreak is over here in Canada so the program was droped.
When someone asked me if i was scared of getting it i just laughed at them. Everything was blown out of proportions! Just like CNN blew out of proportion the KILLER BEES ARE COMING last year.
If you want to help people help the poor souls in Asia, where its truely affected. Dont go make the citizens else where more paranoid and fearfull just so they can give away thier freedoms "so you can protect them from the evil they cannot see"
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