Planetalk wrote:benbeny wrote:airnorth wrote:
Where I live we have what is called a "man" flu, or cold. Symptoms are much more pronounced and last a lot longer than the similar flu or cold that women get. These harsh symptoms associated with the man flu, or cold usually results a lot of complaining, and sympathy is often sought for, but rarely given. Typically the man flu will run its course in about a week to 10 days, for the women, it may only manifest as a sniffle, and last a day or two at the worst.
I believe it's a missed translation. In medical community we understand that it is "common cold", but people on the street will still call it flu. Couldn't complain though, it's still caused by influenza virus.
Yes I suspect people are getting carried away with the Flu issue, people say they have flu all the time when they only medically have a cold. He does not seem to have been anywhere nearly incapacitated enough for it to have been flu (people tend not to realise just how bad actual flu is compared to a cold).
Now, of course he probably still shouldn't have been flying, but I strongly doubt that pilots anywhere in the world are calling in sick for a cold. From what we see on various pilot fora pilots are regularly going in sick with far worse because of fear of the repercussions of being sick too often. Indeed, pilots are regularly flying with fatigue that makes them unfit to fly, and that could be far more debilitating than a cold.
Sorry my response was a joke. Often when a man has the cold or flu, it is called a man flu or cold.....
Anyway was trying to inject some humour.