Re: Let’s Talk
I'm really glas i opened up this topic. hopefully, it will stay going 😀
Anyway, I think the common wealth nations and the EU could really benefit from merging. of course they'd have to change the name again to something more global.
@Kingawol: I think australia already consider themselves part of the UK. I'm not exactly sure why, but they tend to willingly accept UK immigrants looking for work and base that standard on whether or not they can speak fluent english to a high standard. Both Australia and New Zealand I think have large connections to the UK, especially in their countrie's history.
On the topic of swine flu, we really don't have anything to worry about. Swine flu is very rare in humans because the strain of influenza has to undergo a grand mutation. What the government is worried about is if the swine flu strain has mutated far enough to affect humans on a wide scale (casuing an epidemic). But this won't happen. The media portrays any *new* kind of flu virus as something that is out there right now trying to kill us, like an invisible serial killer. But the facts are that Swine flu is harmless. In fact, it's almost no different to the ordinary flu.
The reason why we have different kinds of flu is not because of their severity, but actually because each animal has different body structures and immune systems. Swine flu for instance is targeted for pigs, and avian flu targets birds. If one strain mutates, it attempts to undergo a transformation in order to find new hosts to thrive in. What amuses me is that the human body is so fragile it's almost an insult to creation. The bat for example, is a lot more versitile – it can potentially have hundreds of diseases at the same time without feeling any affects, because it's immune system is so strong.
IF you're a healthy person (95% of people ARE), then you're fine. it will feel like a normal flu. take some medicine and go to the doctor if it worsens as usual. the other couple of people dying from this though, are often not healthy to begin with, and then they are not treated. That's when they die. But let's face it, the ORDINARY flu can and WILL kill you if you don't take medicine for it. I know this both from knowledge and personal experience, as I once refused to treat my flu for two weeks on one particular occasion. I nearly died 3 weeks into it, and it took me a month to recover.