The Flu

by C:F Team on 30th November, 2009 at 11:31 AM CEST

The flu certainly is around us now, even attacking CF team and causing some small technical problems for Challenge:Future. Fortunately, no serious harm was done. But how is with you - has the flu pandemic changed your daily life? Will such pandemics cause less traveling and change globalization? Are you scared, what about vaccinations...

Tell us your experience with the flu/vaccine or your opinions about it. 

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Tihana Švenda

Tihana Švenda

We shouldn't panic. These things have happened, are happening and will happen in the future... We can't live in a bubble. I'm not afraid. Maybe because I don't get usual diseases so often, but I make sure that with preventive measures I don't get sick. Life in fear is worse than no life at all! I will travel, go out, socialize... I will live!

30th November, 2009 @ 12:47 PM CEST

karthick balan

karthick balan

these things are bound too happen...we must not panic. the WHO is doing its best to contain the disease...all we must do is prevent the infection from spreading...and maintain cleanliness.

30th November, 2009 @ 3:07 PM CEST

Sandra Jekabsone

Sandra Jekabsone

I have noticed that this flu have impact the events around me. Becouse some have been postponed and some canceled.
I was traveling all over Europe, and now I am safe back home. So Maybe I am lucky, maybe its just a big bubble.

30th November, 2009 @ 3:52 PM CEST

Johanny Arilexis Perez Sierra

Johanny Arilexis Perez Sierra | Action team

I got the vaccine for free at the University of Florida campus... It was a shot in my nose, I did not feel comfortable, had some mild headaches, and coaghs, but after some hours, everythig become normal jajaja, I was a bit scared but everything is Ok.

Probably, this could cause some kind of problems worldwide...

30th November, 2009 @ 5:44 PM CEST

Maggie Peng

Maggie Peng

Johanny, thanks for sharing with us. I didn't even know that it was through the nose. =)
I haven't gotten the flu.. yet. I've been exercising and sleeping on time religiously in hope that my immune system can do its job.

30th November, 2009 @ 6:54 PM CEST

Johanny Arilexis Perez Sierra

Johanny Arilexis Perez Sierra | Action team

jajaja! well, it sounds good!!! being healthy will keep you save :-)

1st December, 2009 @ 7:56 PM CEST

Matej Vogrincic

Matej Vogrincic

don't panic... every year there is a new flu :) with a healthy life stile, there is no biggy

1st December, 2009 @ 9:04 PM CEST

Kayode Nubi

Kayode Nubi | Action team | CF Chapters

To be honest, I didn't see it a threat as that it was made out to be. I sure was cautious on what I did touch, but after sometimes I went back to my old-self. "outta sight outta mind".

But then do hope all affected get better and do employ people to live safe. Not affected don't mean it's not there :D

2nd December, 2009 @ 11:49 AM CEST

Olga Veligurska (Management)

Olga Veligurska (Management)

An independent research on effects of Purple Coneflower (Echinacea Purpurea, known for centuries for its curable effects ) was published in Virology Journal. Five diferent types of influenza viruses (including bird, pig, and season type) were treated with Echinacea extract and in all cases there was a 99.9% efficieny in preventing a virus to penetrate the human cell.

2nd December, 2009 @ 12:27 PM CEST

Olga Veligurska (Management)

Olga Veligurska (Management)

And the most important, viruses don't establish any kind of resistance to Echinacea extract (sold in any drug store and shops for healthy living) even after numerous of treatments. On the other hand, treatment with the farmaceuthical drugs causes viruses to develop a resistance after only third exposure to the synthetic drug. These viruses were then once again treated with Echinacea and again in 99.9% viruses were neutrilazed.
So you have a choice!

2nd December, 2009 @ 12:29 PM CEST

Nejc Zemljic

Nejc Zemljic

On the other hand flu is a way of comunication. In slovenia live around 2 mil people. Today died 8 victim of h1n1. I think we should be considered about older population.

Sad but true.

2nd December, 2009 @ 6:23 PM CEST

Ioana Benjamin

Ioana Benjamin

What I can say is that media in some countries are treating this subject irresponsibly. For instance, in Romania, the flu is presented in news bulletins as the end of the world, it's all about bombastic words and tragic cases. You can imagine that hearing this, people panic and forget all about prevention methods and the available cures or vaccines.

3rd December, 2009 @ 10:26 AM CEST

Anshul Paul

Anshul Paul

FLU hav vry bad impact on daily routine of a person........heavy doses of medicine, hav to eat what we dnt like, etc make d effectd person feel mre sick..........

3rd December, 2009 @ 8:28 PM CEST

Krste Kostoski

Krste Kostoski | CF Chapters

It is a mutation of the regular flu and as everything does viruses get smart too :D Lets just keep healthy with natural vitamins. Please do not use the medical masks they can only make your health worse. See u healthy soon :D:D:D

3rd December, 2009 @ 9:08 PM CEST

Nikhil Mohan

Nikhil Mohan

Panic is more contaminating than disease itself. one should not fear but fight against the disease. only proper cleanliness and precautions can break the chain. and if, unfortunately one gets in contact with flu, than also one should remain patient and take proper medicine. Flu is present in here my environment but has made me more precarious. by and large we will end this mess soon :)

3rd December, 2009 @ 10:34 PM CEST

Miloš Popović

Miloš Popović

Interesting way to pull out some drug companies out of crisis.. =D

I hate this paranoid thinking, but I really don't see reason for making a big deal out of regular flu!!

4th December, 2009 @ 12:41 AM CEST

Maggie Peng

Maggie Peng

I agree with Krste about the natural vitamins! But why not medical masks? I'm curious.

4th December, 2009 @ 9:30 AM CEST

Kayode Nubi

Kayode Nubi | Action team | CF Chapters

That is only scary. I see people with those mask and I feel so uncomfortable - it kind of aggrevates the fear of contracting the flu. Well it's more of psychological though and don't say people shouldn't wear them.

4th December, 2009 @ 9:55 AM CEST

Maggie Peng

Maggie Peng

but they have cute designs on those masks now to make them less scary. i think Asia is trying to make masks into a fashionable accessory like hats: http://www.jwyshop.com/p/m/m04 30.jpg


:D

4th December, 2009 @ 11:34 AM CEST

Inga Dūda

Inga Dūda

I was told about a girl walking around other university of Riga with a mask of skin colour where lips were drawn. I think it should look interesting and not so scary as those white medical masks. =)

5th December, 2009 @ 1:32 AM CEST

Kayode Nubi

Kayode Nubi | Action team | CF Chapters

and arts saves the day again :D yeah. that's quite an approach to reduce the dread.

5th December, 2009 @ 11:29 AM CEST

Ioan Dorohov

Ioan Dorohov

nothing special

5th December, 2009 @ 9:48 PM CEST

Natalia Efimova

Natalia Efimova

The flu made me think more about my immune system and use vitamins to reinforce it. That is why, i think, i feel now healthier than before=)

6th December, 2009 @ 12:46 AM CEST

Amanda Campos

Amanda Campos

Now that winter is gone in Brazil, very little is still being said about the flu. We had some consequences but now things seems stable.

6th December, 2009 @ 2:06 AM CEST

Xu Su

Xu Su

Here in China, school will even stop because of the flu. But I think this is because the terrible experience of SARS. Governments are putting far more than enough attention on this issue.

Just hope that the thing will end up soon and everyone is ok.

6th December, 2009 @ 4:30 PM CEST

Adonis Voukelatos

Adonis Voukelatos

I still do what I did before so no it has not influenced my life. If for every mass media hysteria I was changing my life, then I'd better live in a jar.

6th December, 2009 @ 6:18 PM CEST

Aleksandra Balwierczyk

Aleksandra Balwierczyk

I had a flu, just two weeks ago; it was truly exhausting, because the fever reached 40 degrees! I lied in my bed for 10 days and now I am still very weak. I believe that the doctors are not informed enough about the flu, they do not know how they should act. I visited 4 doctors and everybody recommended totally different medicines. I have spent an awful lot of money in the pharmacy. Moreover, in my opinion the governments shouldn't buy the vaccination, taking for it the whole responsibility.

7th December, 2009 @ 12:31 AM CEST

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