There is theory that those over 60 have a natural immunity to H1N1 due to a similar but forgotten epidemic in the 1940s. It could possibly be related to the old outbreaks of whooping cough which were everywhere in the 1940s.
The combination H1N1 hasn't been around since the Spanish flu.
But to some degree the more variations of the flu your immune system has seen (either as vaccines or as actual sick in bed shivering hoping to die soon flu) the more likely it is to be able to provide some amelioration of the current H1N1 pandemic. So yes older folk will have somewhat less severe symptoms. But less is a very relative term.
The thing to note is that last years vaccine will provide very little protection against H1N1 but it will protect against the seasonal flu that is also going around.
Yes there are TWO flus this year and it is possible to get both at once.
The new vaccine will protect much more against H1N1 but it will still be possible to get sick with H1N1 even if you get the new vaccine, it just should be much milder than otherwise. And of course the H1N1 vaccine will provide very little protection against the seasonal flu.
I an not fucking scary! Why does everyone think that?
I was just taking the piss, seriously you were mobbed and I did need to go home :)
Just echoing the grats for a wonderful event.
Someone asked me what the format was for these things - LOL.
And I too sat there thinking "it's T2!!!!" call themselves geeks pfft.
Sorry I couldn't stay later but it was a school night after all. Maybe next time I'll have the courage to introduce myself to Emma, but really she was so scary up there :P.
Proud iPhone owners are climbing the ranks of categories of people we could do without with something apporaching warp speed.
Our wine tasting group ran a sweepstake on how long it would take my wife to mention her new iPhone at our regular tasting.
How about dungeon raids?
Don't be silly Friday is the night I catch up on dailies.
Arneus on Khaz Modan US
Though I did have a very strange dream last night in which I appeared to be Christine Keeler.
Nice ... chair?
Good ol' Vogon Poetry.
Which is particularly weird given that (on my screen) the troll has somehow posted 42 times.
This reminds me of being told that a friend's father had said "well, I don't hate maoris but I wouldn't invite one into my home"
Sorry but I find that comparison quite offensive. My discomfort is focussed on a single individual whom a jury has found not guilty. I'm saying in spite of that I'm not certain he is innocent, yet acknowledging that some jury members clearly do believe him innocent.
It is a personal discomfort with one individual.
It has nothing to do with racism, and to imply that my feeling is akin to racism is a little much.
some of the jury's conduct could be seem to verge on an inappropriate level of emotional investment in the defendant
Hell yes. It's pretty much a case of what were they thinking? But it does suggest to me that at least a couple of the jury were convinced he was more than simply not guilty.
And yes asking for a clarification suggests some were on the other end of the spectrum.
I guess my point is even having heard a lot of the trial via media I know a lot less than the jury. I just don't feel comfortable over-ruling their judgement given my ignorance.
I probably would be uncomfortable inviting him into my home but beyond that I just don't know.
Just a couple of thoughts.
I can understand the Jury finally deciding that they were not sure of his guilt. They asked the judge for a definition of reasonable doubt and that what he told them "that they must be sure..."
And as a result I can see the jury deciding Not Guilty was the only verdict.
But consider this, if you sat on a jury and heard about 5 murders and in the end decided that the crown had not proven the case - and hence you had to say not guilty - but you knew damn well he had done the evil deed...
Would you then want to hug the accused? And go to a party with him?
So as far as I can tell not only were some of the jury convinced that they could not be sure , some of them were convinced he was completely innocent.
Given they heard ALL the evidence it's hard for me to believe that I know more than them.