Major Flu Strain Found Resistant to Leading Drug, Puzzling Scientists - NYTimes

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NYTimes article: Dominant U.S. flu strains resistant to leading antiviral drug

So, now the doctors want to go nuts and waste time and resources coming up with the next big bomb against the flu. I think the time would be better invested informing the public to do the following:

If you're sick, don't go to work, or go out. Stay home. If you're sick and you do have to go out, bring tissues/handkerchief(s), hand wipes, and wear gloves. Cover your mouth when you cough with the crook of your elbow and turn your head away from people while doing so. If you make the mistake of touching a door handle with your bare hand, wipe the door handle with an alchohol wipe or handi wipe. Wash your hands immediately if you make the mistake of coughing or sneezing into them. Use a dry paper towel or part of your sleeve after drying your hands to grab the bathroom door handle.

I know some of my recommendations sound insane, but the flu has a high potential to kill the elderly, infants, and small children as well as other at risk populations. So it's worth it if you're infected to do these things.

That's my swift solution to thousands of doctors and scientists running around trying to use DNA mapping to create the next big flu bomb. The dominant flu viruses are now mutating much faster than modern science can cope. Meanwhile, people are needlessly infecting others and being the agents that actually spread the disease due to lack of being informed of how critical the situation is.

Flu viruses don't spread flu viruses: people do.

There, that's my campaign for the month. Don't just slime someone to death (lol)! Stay home and get better! Call people for help while you're home and have them take precautions to avoid getting and spreading the infection during and after they bring you stuff!

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itcanbe said...

"Flu viruses can remain infectious for about one week at human body temperature, over 30 days at 0 °C (32 °F), and for much longer periods at very low temperatures. Most influenza strains can be inactivated easily by disinfectants and detergents."

Wikipedia: "Influenza"

Steve Morozumi said...

thanks for the additional info!

Fabulously Broke said...

ewww... I think: "don't slime someone"... has done it for me.

I'm paranoid about using soap and hot water to sterilize my hands.

AS for alcohol wipes, they don't work as well as hot water and soap, plus I find them very weird...

I also follow exactly what you call 'insane' because I hate being sick and unless I work with enemies, I don't want them to be sick as well :P

Thanks for coming by!

Fabulously Broke in the City
Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver...

Steve Morozumi said...

suh-weeet! i'm not the only one. :D

SK said...

I hate the flu. I read this book about the 1918 epidemic (The Great Influenza), and it just reenforced my dislike. It is such a horrible, catchy virus. Thank you for the information and warning. *SK*

Kylie w Warszawie said...

I'm totally with you! But I don't know how to get my husband to stay home from work when he is sick. I don't think he likes me that much:).

My mother was the same way. She used to say "Why stay home, when you can infect everyone else?" She's dead now.