Please delete this thread. The stupid people have already had their attention drawn away long enough. Wake up. Seriously.
The purpose of the thread was to examine how an epidemic affects a large public gathering. After all, Mexico City was shut down. We now know, after 14 pages, stretching into 15, that the federal government recommends cancellation of public gatherings be "considered" when the death toll due to flu reaches 30 per 100,000.
Considering Tennessee has a population of 6,000,000 or so, we don't have to worry until the death toll from flu in Tennessee reaches 1800 or so. Had I or somebody else pointed this out in the 1st page, that would've been the end of it. Being slow, I didn't find the figures 'til page 14, but neither did anyone else. So, as far as I'm concerned, it's finished.
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Your quacking kidding you are considering calling the the mayor of Manchester and Tennessee authorities because of you quacking obsessive mental health issues. For gods sake take your f ucking medications and calm down.
From the CDC press briefing on May 7, CDC Acting Director, Dr. Richard Besser, is answering questions phoned in:
>> Our next question comes from Erin Sikes with NBC News channel, you may ask your question.
>> Hi, there's so much. I would like to get your opinion on swine flu parties and what perspective can you provide on this? It seems to go against the advice that you've been providing to Americans about how to protect themselves from the flu but there's still this idea that exposing yourself to the illness may be a way to protect yourself from the virus in the fall.
>> I've been hearing a little bit about this and I appreciate the question. I think that having swine flu H1N1 parties is a big mistake. This is the new emerging infection. And we're learning more each day. But you know, how an individual person will be impacted by the infection is not something we know. And I think that it is -- you know it is a big mistake, it's putting individuals and children at risk. And CDC does not recommend that people follow that course.