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Cold on a Cob
Feb 6, 2006

i've seen so much, i'm going blind
and i'm brain dead virtually
College Slice

knox_harrington posted:

A dumb rear end in a top hat micromanager colleague came into work sick last Thursday because she tested negative on a home rapid test. She cams and sat next to me I a meeting, I didn't feel I could just get up and go somewhere else.

Surprise, she had a positive test on Saturday and is pretty sick. I haven't got any symptoms so far. Why are people so loving stupid.

i got sick a few weeks ago and popped negative twice over three days but i still stayed home for like two weeks just to make sure nobody else would catch whatever i had

even my bazinga boss told us if we're sick to stay home and he would tell off upper management if they complained (we're back to work 3 days per week and have been for awhile)

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Jabor
Jul 16, 2010

#1 Loser at SpaceChem
why the gently caress do these people come into work sick even with a negative test

"oh don't worry it's not covid, i'm just here to infect you all with the regular flu" ???

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005

DEATH TO AMERICA
:xickos:

a guy in my office knowingly came in to work with actual influenza a few years back and i got knocked on my rear end for a week and had painful pleurisy for like two weeks after that lol

President Beep
Apr 29, 2009





i have to have a car because otherwise i cant drive around the country solving mysteries while being doggedly pursued by federal marshals for a crime i did not commit (9/11)
i remember that

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005

DEATH TO AMERICA
:xickos:

so do i

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005

DEATH TO AMERICA
:xickos:

if you didnít remember it i wouldnít have posted it. think about it.

spankmeister
Jun 15, 2008






people always talk about having the "flu" but actual influenza is an awful experience

i got my flu shot yesterday, I (almost) never get the flu but can't hurt

Blinkz0rz
May 27, 2001

MY CONTEMPT FOR MY OWN EMPLOYEES IS ONLY MATCHED BY MY LOVE FOR TOM BRADY'S SWEATY MAGA BALLS
i caught flu a earlier this year and it sucked massive rear end. iíd just as soon prefer not to get it if itís all the same.

Cat Face Joe
Feb 20, 2005

where did you come from
where did you go
where did you come from,
cat face joe


Doctor Rope

Blinkz0rz posted:

i caught flu a earlier this year and it sucked massive rear end. iíd just as soon prefer not to get it if itís all the same.

no. it's weird that you don't want to be sick all the time

EricBauman
Nov 30, 2005

DOLF IS RECHTVAARDIG
i had the "mexican flu" when that went around in 2008 or 2009 and it was super bad. like multiple days of fever and shivers bad, and blowing handfuls of snot out of my nose in the shower

Pittsburgh Fentanyl Cloud
Apr 7, 2003

Are you a fan of Pittsburgh (see famous Pittsburgh landmark in avatar) or Hantavirus? Come visit me in the Midwest. I will sleep with your wife.

knox_harrington posted:

A dumb rear end in a top hat micromanager colleague came into work sick last Thursday because she tested negative on a home rapid test. She cams and sat next to me I a meeting, I didn't feel I could just get up and go somewhere else.

Surprise, she had a positive test on Saturday and is pretty sick. I haven't got any symptoms so far. Why are people so loving stupid.

My wife's parents are wandering around with "the flu". They don't want to test for covid because it's over and the TV says it's a bad flu season. They don't want to stay home until they feel better because it's "just the flu."

Pittsburgh Fentanyl Cloud
Apr 7, 2003

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EricBauman posted:

i had the "mexican flu"

°Ay, caramba!

Pittsburgh Fentanyl Cloud
Apr 7, 2003

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Blinkz0rz posted:

i caught flu a earlier this year and it sucked massive rear end. iíd just as soon prefer not to get it if itís all the same.

People are just fine with being sick all the fuckin' time now

EricBauman
Nov 30, 2005

DOLF IS RECHTVAARDIG

did they not call it that in the us?
it really was a more optimistic time after obama was just elected

i wonder what lovely name trump would have pushed for a mexican flu virus

spankmeister
Jun 15, 2008






EricBauman posted:

did they not call it that in the us?
it really was a more optimistic time after obama was just elected

i wonder what lovely name trump would have pushed for a mexican flu virus

I believe it was called the "swine flu" elsewhere around the world

EricBauman
Nov 30, 2005

DOLF IS RECHTVAARDIG

spankmeister posted:

I believe it was called the "swine flu" elsewhere around the world

so were they calling mexicans pigs, or were we?

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005


Toilet Rascal
literally never heard it called "mexican flu"

Pittsburgh Fentanyl Cloud
Apr 7, 2003

Are you a fan of Pittsburgh (see famous Pittsburgh landmark in avatar) or Hantavirus? Come visit me in the Midwest. I will sleep with your wife.
bad news, baby - I'm postiive for the German herpes

President Beep
Apr 29, 2009





i have to have a car because otherwise i cant drive around the country solving mysteries while being doggedly pursued by federal marshals for a crime i did not commit (9/11)

fart simpson posted:

think about it.

no.

spankmeister
Jun 15, 2008






haveblue posted:

literally never heard it called "mexican flu"

well, it was called that in various parts of the world.

it mostly depended on whether or not local officials chose to stigmatize pigs, or mexico.

spankmeister
Jun 15, 2008






Pittsburgh Fentanyl Cloud posted:

bad news, baby - I'm postiive for the German herpes

Mein Leben!

Cloks
Jan 31, 2013
Probation
Can't post for 15 hours!

spankmeister posted:

people always talk about having the "flu" but actual influenza is an awful experience

i got my flu shot yesterday, I (almost) never get the flu but can't hurt

a major benefit of the flu shot is that it helps prevent you from passing on the flu to at risk populations, such as the elderly or young children :science:

MononcQc
May 29, 2007

"I believe I did, Bob."


got the flu vax yesterday, getting the bivalent on thursday

Pittsburgh Fentanyl Cloud
Apr 7, 2003

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The Canadian Cholera

President Beep
Apr 29, 2009





i have to have a car because otherwise i cant drive around the country solving mysteries while being doggedly pursued by federal marshals for a crime i did not commit (9/11)
got a nasty case of the dutch swears

spankmeister
Jun 15, 2008






godverdomme kankerkop! teringlijer! tyfushond!

Dijkstracula
Mar 18, 2003

You can't spell 'vector field' without me, Professor!

good news, covid might not be top of mind in terms of viruses going forward

https://blog.ebola-cases.com/leaked-ebola-projections-uganda/

spankmeister
Jun 15, 2008






whatever happened to monkeypox anyway

pseudorandom name
May 6, 2007

it wasn't politically useful

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005


Toilet Rascal
much less contagious, responded well to countermeasures, community took it seriously

Cold on a Cob
Feb 6, 2006

i've seen so much, i'm going blind
and i'm brain dead virtually
College Slice

haveblue posted:

much less contagious, responded well to countermeasures, community took it seriously

this

it is almost eradicated in montreal which was our epicentre here

EricBauman
Nov 30, 2005

DOLF IS RECHTVAARDIG
maybe they should have tried the 'there will be no gay sex until the disease has been eradicated' approach with covid.

it still feels really dirty how it was presented as a gay disease all over the world. here, only gay men could get tested, I think. or maybe that was vaccination.
i guess this all shows that we still would really mess up the response if aids would be a new disease now. attitudes really haven't improved enough, and we'll still pretend a disease is for gay men only

spankmeister
Jun 15, 2008






Dr. Griffin from the TWiV podcast always says
"Monkey pox isn't a gay disease, it isn't an African disease, it's an infectious disease." and it's just sad that anyone should even have to say that.

we've made some fantastic strides in creating tools for preventing, diagnosing and treating disease and yet we are still so stuck in our ways that if monkeypox had been really infectious, we'd have another pandemic on our hands.

President Beep
Apr 29, 2009





i have to have a car because otherwise i cant drive around the country solving mysteries while being doggedly pursued by federal marshals for a crime i did not commit (9/11)
tomorrow is my in-office day which is nice because I have a ton of stuff i need to bitch at my boss about. she just doesnít get the full effect of my agitated gesticulations over teams.

Jabor
Jul 16, 2010

#1 Loser at SpaceChem
so you're one of those guys that gesticulate in public, beep?

President Beep
Apr 29, 2009





i have to have a car because otherwise i cant drive around the country solving mysteries while being doggedly pursued by federal marshals for a crime i did not commit (9/11)
i do have a tan overcoatÖ

PokeJoe
Aug 24, 2004

hail cgatan


Beeping Tom

dioxazine
Oct 14, 2004

i only wish the best for beep

President Beep
Apr 29, 2009





i have to have a car because otherwise i cant drive around the country solving mysteries while being doggedly pursued by federal marshals for a crime i did not commit (9/11)

PokeJoe posted:

Beeping Tom

the adventures of tom fondledilz

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icantfindaname
Jul 1, 2008


spankmeister posted:

Dr. Griffin from the TWiV podcast always says
"Monkey pox isn't a gay disease, it isn't an African disease, it's an infectious disease." and it's just sad that anyone should even have to say that.

we've made some fantastic strides in creating tools for preventing, diagnosing and treating disease and yet we are still so stuck in our ways that if monkeypox had been really infectious, we'd have another pandemic on our hands.

if aids was a new thing today in 2022 we would 100% absolutely not a joke let everyone get infected

itís mild, you can live with it, the antivirals will make pfizer a shitload of money, and npis are bad pr and donít meet cost benefit analyses done by on-payroll pfizer economists

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