Tamiflu hourding

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  1. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

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    Have any of u been thinking of stockpiling tamiflu medication in advance of a possible worldwide influenza pandemic?

    http://www.tamiflu.com/

    Is it ethical to do this knowing there is a perceived shortage of this drug over the next year?

    http://www.newsday.com/news/health/ny-hstami224479997oct22,0,4136757.story?coll=ny-health-headlines

    Should doctors be prescribing this medication to persons who are not even sick?

    If your next door neighbor was ill with the flu and u weren't but u had this drug and your neighbor did not, would u give them your medication?

    I saw a survey(Canada) recently where almost everyone asked said no....

    Are u shocked by this?

    I'd be really interested in opinions on this here as if this pandemic does materialize most of us will be effected in someway by this....



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  2. Cochise

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    One thing I like about this 'Flu hysteria is that it didn't take Roche and the rest of these 'Magic Pill' manufacturers to set up a web-site with the sole intention of letting you know how 'Hard' it is to make this stuff and how it will be in short supply......."So BUY NOW whilst you can, unless you want to die....??....:D :D

    Can anyone hear that loud guffawing as they make their way to the Bank....:D........

    You can't beat a shortage of anything to boost the 'ole demand.....so prepare to pay well over the odds for a product that probably won't even control a particular strain of Virus......

    As for what I would do if my Neighbour had the 'Flu.....I would probably go and nail all his doors and windows up and dawb a large red cross on his front door......:D :D :D :D :D


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  3. Devinco

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    LOL Cochise,

    That's what I was thinking. Utter BS that it is so difficult to make.
    The Hungarians are already testing vaccines, why aren't we?
    What about testing natural remedies like the powerful boneset herb?
    What are you going to take if you get the bird flu, chicken soup?
    Why aren't we researching all avenues (natural and pharmaceutical) to slow or stop the spread?
    How many millions of corpses does it take to make a few billion for corps?

    Talk about a cruel world.

    The fear is probably overhyped too.
     
  4. big ed

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    We are testing!! On the Hungarians!!

    I don't know about the overhype but my Bro is an MD......he's never taken a Flu shot!!....neither have I!!

    Whats it all about in Wyoming, Wuss ed
     
  5. Cochise

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    I have a very old Witchdoctor friend of mine, called Rumba La Bamba, (Met him for the first time this morning) and he has given me this potion to take, but only in emergency, and definitely not before he has had a chance to leave the Country, otherwise, he reckons it won't work......cost me the piddling sum of £15,000.....but what's money when your life is at stake eh?.....

    Also just heard that the Virus is most likely to be carried by Ducks...so according to that, your not only going to have a streaming nose and head-ache, but your bum is quite likely to be trailing along the floor as well....can't wait.....:oops:


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  6. big ed

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    Hey!! What kinda steak are we talkin about here!! If I have to choose between your medications and a juicy Porterhouse.....bye Chise!!

    Firing uo the Barbie in Bellinghamptonville, Beefy ed
     
  7. slammer_JvA

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    What about start living a healthy life? (ASAP I'd recommend...)

    The only thing we 'westerners' can think of in this age is "getting a pill" for everything that is harming us...
    As said above: the medicin is still doubtfull, and probably another 1.5 years away - so, that's pretty useless..:doubt:

    Of course there are people, like f.e. the elderly, who are in bigger need; as for the rest it's really a matter of keeping your defenses = resistance in good shape.
    And we all know what that's about: fruit & vegetables, regular living (with R&R), don't smoke, and a few other things that can make life sooo boring:blink: ;) :D

    But seriously: I think for most of us, that's the best we can do right now...

    oh, and don't panic! :rolleyes:

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  8. big ed

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    Right on Slammer ole pal,

    Fruits and veggies, you say!!! Thats why I come to 10F. Plenty of those down here!!

    Vegetating in Voorheesville, Fruity ed

    Ps....did you have a restfull nappy?
     
  9. bigc73542

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    It is not that Tamiflu is so hard to make. It is just that the manafacturer with the patent will not allow anyone to produce the drug. There is a European country that said they could be in production of generic Tamiflu is less than a week. But they can not get permission to do so even with the severe need at the present time. They were quoted as saying that if their country has an outbreak of the bird flu they will manafacture it with or without permission.

    (and yes I do have some Tamiflu on hand.)
     
  10. ~*Nat*~

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    Fruits and veggies I must say,
    Luv them so much I eat them every single day !
    I even munch 'n crunch during the night,
    stuff my face with cereal made out of carrots
    and give wifey a big fright !!
    I toss juicy steaks out the window,
    for a feast made out of spinach-dough !!
    Can you see now what I mean ?
    My skin even is super clean.
    All the women want my stuff,
    have to run til I huff 'n puff !
    Lettuce leaves are my biggest lust,
    can't live without them, they are a MUST !!! :eek:
    Now I'll put banana slices on my bread,
    That's the reason they call me Big fruity Ed !!! :p

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  11. big ed

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    Well Nutty Nattie,

    It appears that there are fruits and there are 'FRUITS'!!

    Methinks that the cereal you referred to was Cocoa Puffs...as in 'cuckoo over'!!

    Ripening in Plum City, Pruney ed

    Ps....What in hell is 'hourding'?
     
  12. controler

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    From what I read, it matters not how good your immune system is. it kills you anyway.
    During the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 the only remedy they has was to drink epsoms salt. It is pretty much agreed now that it will mutate. Not a mater anymore of if but when.
     
  13. Cochise

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    A HOARDING is what Bill-posters paste adverts on...don't you know anything?...so unless you start collecting these 'Boards' you are certainly doomed Rig Bed baby mine...........

    But, there is a way out for us all, before the dreaded Media inspired Pandemic strikes......Listen carefully cos I shall say this only once.....dig a large hole, jump in and pull the hole in after you.......it's the only way......you know it must make sense if it's come from me because I'm old and I know things......


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  14. ~*Nat*~

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    I really admire how knowledgable You and bud cochise are ! I really do !!


    Hmmmm...You ARE !?? - Thanks !

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  15. big ed

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    Okay Sir Chise,

    If you are that old that you know stuff why didn't you remember to put your bi-focals on? The freaken word was "hourding"? I know that an 'hour ding' is when the egg timer goes off (I'm really hard boiled) but "hourding" sounds more like something that 'Ladies of the Evening' might do!!!

    Howling on the fence in Finestra, Digger ed

    Ps...I tried the 'dig your own hole' ploy in another thread and almost ended up the creek w/o my shovel!
     
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  16. big ed

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    Well Natalina,

    It's about time that someone woke up to the fact that the Swiss Chise and I are loaded.....w/knowledge! We are always willing to share; be it fact, fiction, or outright fabrications. There is no subject that we are unable to comment brilliantly upon because we just know stuff.....if it's something we never heard of.....we're good at faking it!

    Mindboggled in Messypotamia, Methuselah ed
     
  17. ~*Nat*~

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    Ooohh Eeeeddyyyyyyyyy !!!??
    Can ya hear me down there ??!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wanted to remind you we're gettin 20 degrees below tonight, and I'm cookin up a nice hot goulish, I mean Goulash- soup !! http://img417.imageshack.us/img417/2797/brewingupsomething7lr.gif


    Are ya commin' up again ??!! :rolleyes:
     
  18. Cochise

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    OK.....Lets get serious here, I think the word 'Hourding' actually means 'Hoarding' which is the act of Hoarding....so if you Hoard stuff then you have hoarded it in the sense of stuff being stacked up and hoarded.....sooooo.....a 'Cuphoard' is a cupboard that you have hoarded stuff in that you have wanted to hoard......


    Cochise,:cool: Hoarding in Hoboken....
     
  19. ~*Nat*~

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    Good for You, Eddy !! http://bestsmileys.com/thumbs/7.gif

    Well...uhm...since you know everything, and want to share your knowledge...

    Can you pleeeeaaaaseeeeee tell me where ALL
    my Love letters are, that I started collecting at the tender age of nine !??


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  20. big ed

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    You done good Chise,

    Makes sense to me! I didn't thunk of that un! I doubt if Old Mother Hubbhord did neither except that her cuphoard was bare just like when Nursie Simone gives you your sponge bath.

    Bathing in Bath, Soapy ed
     
  21. Cochise

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    Read Post #18 Nat.......Failing that they're not in the Cupboard where you hoarded them, your Mother probably found them and destroyed them before the Newspapers got hold of 'em..........Does that help??......


    Kipper,:cool: Assisting in Azerbyj....whatever it is....
     
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  23. ~*Nat*~

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    :) Never mind, cochisy :) I just had a psychic incling. It told me to look among my h o a r d e d (spelled right? ;) ) collections of collector items.
    There they were. *sigh*
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    Collecting in crocksville, sentimental Nat
     
  24. big ed

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    Amen...

    Phsyched in Sicily, Physic ed
     
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    Hey Toxy,

    I resemble that remark!! Wait till I tell Chise!!

    Pressurizing in Pittsburgh, Saintly ed
     
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