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I May Have Caught S.A.R.S Today  
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

Hey I was spotting at GVA and I shot a TG 744. Do you think I might have contracted some kind of virus just by looking at the a/c ?


Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
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User currently offlineDeltaASA16 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2247 times:

no . . .

User currently offlineIHadAPheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

only if you had a large zoom lens, the wind was out of the West and it was partly cloudy


Pray hard but pray with care For the tears that you are crying now Are just your answered prayers
User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

YES definitely!!! Don't hesitate, go to the nearest hospital and get into quarantine, at least 8 weeks, just to be on the safe side, without internet, of course, the virus might travel online !!


I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

Isn't SARS very active in Vietnam, and contageous in planes ?

Because I fly at least once a week, and share a flat with a Vietnamese friend.

Worst of it, I've eaten Cantonese food recently (the kind you find in Hong Kong)

And I even have a HK cap !!!

I think my case is desperate *cough cough*


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2220 times:

Well seeing as Thailand isn't affected by Sars probably not.....


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2220 times:

You'd better be careful UTA. I mean did you have your airband switched on? Because when the pilots converse with the tower or ground the virus travels thru it and by listening you notice there are little 'holes' around the speaker of your airband and that way it travels too!

Just be careful and proceed to the nearest hospital  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2212 times:

I heard that CX flies in ZRH with a huge mask in front of the 744 nose  Laugh out loud


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User currently offlineMonarch From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 362 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2200 times:

Hi,

I am very disgusted with my secondary school as they have let a school exchange with China go ahead! My fellow students are due back soon from China and I am worried about catching this disease!!!!

How could the school be so irresponsible???

Regards

Monarch


User currently offlineZauberfloete From Austria, joined Nov 2000, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

Yesterday I watched the "Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon" DVD without my sunglasses and my face mask.
Maybe I'm infected now. *Cough, cough*
You know, better safe then sorry. Today I watched "Due South" on cable TV.
And you know- Toronto is now on the WHO watchlist. And Toronto is in Canada, and that guy with the red uniform is from canada. Therefore I watched the show with my gas mask on (I knew I would need that thing someday). *Cough, cough*
But the real tragedy comes this evening: I will have a chinese (*Cough, cough*) wok meal for dinner, and pancakes with canadian (*Cough, cough*)
maple sirup as desert. I am doomed.


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

I have a leather couch. I think I have got mad cow disease.

Moooooo.

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 32
Reply 11, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

Looks like the number of members will be reduced drastically in the next few days, thousands of corpses lying in front of their PCs, who coughed themselves to death...and all that just because UTA had to shoot that bloody TG 744.


I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2107 times:

"I heard that CX flies in ZRH with a huge mask in front of the 744 nose." LOL.  Laugh out loud

Anyway, it pains me to do this but...





Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

Go and have unprotected sex with a prostitute......this will take your mind off worrying about SARS.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1968 times:

(cough,cough) I just submitted the TG 744 pic...maybe some screeners will (cough,cough) catch it...


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User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 32
Reply 15, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

But make sure that prostitute is SARS-free...which seems impossible to me...the whole world is contaminated!!


I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1968 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

Singapore Air,

who drew that? It's not bad. Who is Ben?


User currently offlineAmerican_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

I had Thai food the other night and the week before I ate....*gasp*....Lo Mein.

 Sad


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 32
Reply 18, posted (10 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

I had Thai food the other night and the week before I ate....*gasp*....Lo Mein.


How can you post??
You're statistically dead!



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineDelboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 1886 times:


Hey UTA, this is serious man.

Maybe you should do everyone a favour and end it all now before we all become infected by the crap you are writing.

Oh, by the way, have a nice weekend!!


User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1968 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (10 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 1868 times:

Lo Mein is not Thai. It's Chinese. And it's a chinese dish that one can only find in the USA, it seems. (Based on my experience)



User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 21, posted (10 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

Doc, it was in your Business Times! Do you not read your government's Singapore Press Holdings newspapers page by page?!

Quarantine for you!

BTW, I've just seen a very good bulletin about Singapore and how it's handling SARS very well on the BBC at the main 2200 news tonight. It's very good. I am impressed. The measures were described as draconian by relatively successful and I saw Goh! I'll get a link.



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1968 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (10 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

Oh Singapore_Air

Living in a nanny state is very useful when it comes to combatting a crisis. At least daddy and big brother's always there to tell you what to do! And punish you if you don't follow his instructions which are meant to be good for you. Look at what our Prime Minister said to us 4 days ago: (I tend to think it's like a father talking to a naughty child)

Singapore Government Press Release
Media Relations Division, Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts,
MITA Building, 140 Hill Street, 2nd Storey, Singapore 179369
Tel: 6837-9666

22 April 2003

Dear Fellow Singaporeans and Residents,

Fighting SARS Together



On Saturday, I appealed to Singaporeans to exercise personal responsibility in our fight against SARS. Only when you follow faithfully all the rules, procedures and recommendations we have put in place to contain the outbreak, will we win the fight. You must all play your part to ensure that there are no holes in our ring-fence against SARS.


Unfortunately, there are still some Singaporeans who do not follow the advice given by our health officials. Some are irresponsible. Others are irrational because of their fear of SARS. Whatever the reasons, they pose a danger to themselves and to the wider community.

The cases of infection at the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre show the danger of such behaviour. The family of eight related to the 72-year old man who works at the centre went to see a general practitioner (GP) when they came down with fever. The GP rightly suspected that they could be SARS cases. He called for the special ambulance service. While waiting for the ambulance, he provided the family with masks, and instructed them to wear the masks. He placed chairs in a designated area outside his clinic and instructed them to remain there till the ambulance arrived. However, when the doctor came out later to check on the family, to his horror, they had removed their masks and had wandered off to a nearby food centre and a Chinese medical hall. By not obeying the GP's instructions, the family had put the people around them at risk.

The other case of infection at the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre is another example of irresponsible behaviour. The man who worked at the centre had had a fever for a few days. He visited a GP, a polyclinic and two sinsehs (chinese doctors) before going to Changi General Hospital, where he was transferred to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. His actions have created a big pool of people who could potentially have been infected by him.

My advice is, if you are unwell, see a doctor immediately. If you continue to be unwell, go back to the same doctor. The doctor would know that your condition has worsened and would act accordingly. On the other hand, if you doctor-hop or hospital-hop, the new doctor would not know about the progression of your illness and you would not get the best treatment. Along the way, you may infect many other people, including your family and friends.

And be truthful with your doctor. Do not hide your symptoms and history of contacts. He is there to help you.

In fact, if you have SARS symptoms such as fever, cough, breathing difficulties and muscle aches and you suspect that you may have come into contact with a SARS patient, you should request for a special ambulance to send you to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for a check-up. Early detection and treatment will help you to recover. As of today, some 110 SARS patients have recovered and have been discharged.

There is no reason to be fearful about going to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. On the contrary, you may be making a fatal mistake by not going there when you suspect you have SARS. You will not catch SARS by going to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for SARS screening or for follow-up. The hospital is safe because stringent infection controls have been introduced. Indeed, as a result of these stringent measures, since 31 March, no patient of Tan Tock Seng Hospital has fallen ill from SARS as a result of being infected in the hospital.

I am also deeply concerned about the behaviour of some persons served with Home Quarantine Orders. They refused to cooperate. They did not answer telephone calls by our officials, or told our officials not to bother them. Also, 14 persons are known to have broken their Orders.

Apart from protecting the public, Home Quarantine Orders are also to protect those served such Orders, as well as their family. The telephone calls by our officials are to detect any signs of the disease, and to commence early treatment.


For the wider good, we now have to take a tougher approach in enforcing Home Quarantine Orders. We simply cannot afford to have those on home quarantine breach it, and run the risk of going undetected for SARS, or worse, infecting others. For once SARS spreads through the community, we risk losing control of it, and will not be able to isolate and contain it. Therefore, from now on, when a person on home quarantine does not answer the telephone calls from our officials, CISCO officers will immediately proceed to electronically-tag them, whether or not they have broken the quarantine.

In addition, at the next Parliamentary sitting on 24 April, we will be putting through amendments to the Infectious Diseases Act. The amendments are to provide for composition fines, so that those who breach Home Quarantine Orders can be fined without having to be charged in court. The amendments will also provide for jail terms for those who repeatedly breach the Orders. Given the critical SARS situation, we will be putting through the amendments on a Certificate of Urgency, which will allow all three readings of the Amendment Bill to be effected at the 24 April Parliament sitting.

These measures may be harsh, but they are necessary. Taking a lenient attitude will not help us break the cycle of infection. Instead, it may undermine the stringent infection controls we have painstakingly put in place to protect Singaporeans from SARS.

To succeed in containing SARS in Singapore, everyone must cooperate and play his part. We can overcome this latest crisis if we work together, as we have done in previous crises.



Yours sincerely



GOH CHOK TONG


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 23, posted (10 years 12 months 5 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

Fantastic. I love the way that the Singapore Government is moving and tightening its grip.

And as we speak! A BBC correspondant in Singapore is on morning TV!

Civil defense staff at night? Oooh. A tightly controlled country?  Big thumbs up

Singapore's health system has just been praised. Good.



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineD-AIGW From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2001, 261 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (10 years 12 months 4 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

What is so funny with SARS here?

Sorry for not being able to take this joke at all. SARS, to us Hongkees, is a sprinkle of salt on the wound. How would you Americans feel if I joke with 911?? What if I said that the first 767 should have impacted the tower at a higher velocity, so that the second plane can be used to take out Empire State Building??

If you're disturbed by what I said in the last paragraph, I tell you I'm just as disturbed by what you said in the last posts.


25 Andreas : Dear D-AIGW, I know quite well that the situation in Hongkong is not funny at all, and being a former resident of Hongkong, who still loves this city,
26 N754pr : I have to say the world press have fu**ed Hong Kong with style. You can't even understand how bad things are in Hong Kong, just yesterday a large chin
27 Airplay : True, this is not exctly a thoughful thread, but if Hong Kong is in danger of economic disaster, I would hope you put the blame squarely where it belo
28 Andreas : Quote: If you know Hong Kong then would you think hearing a bird sing in TST is beyond odd!. How about not having to push your way around Causeway Bay
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