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1:37 pm - 04/28/2009

Peter Doherty in swine flu scare?

...Or are websites simply making the most out of the predicted flu pandemic?

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Several news websites have published stories fearing for Pete Doherty's safety, after a picture was found online of the Babyshambles singer hugging a swine flu victim.

Scottish newspapers today (April 28) named Dawn Askham from Falkirk as one of the first UK sufferers to be confirmed as having the bug, which the World Health Organisation say could be on the verge of transforming into a global pandemic, reports BBC News.

In a story about the outbreak, Stv.tv published a picture of Askham cuddling up to Doherty, obtained from her Bebo page.

An unnamed source told Femalefirst.co.uk, who have also covered the story, that Doherty's friends were apparently concerned for his welfare.

"Pete's friends are worried he may have the deadly illness. He has got himself clean of drugs, the last thing he needs is this," the source is quoted as saying.

However, the picture of Doherty and Askham does not look at all recent, which would suggest that the singer is actually unlikely to be in any more danger of contracting the illness than any other healthy UK citizen at present.

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geekfreak03 28th-Apr-2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
I COULD PROBABLY JUST GOOGLE THIS, BUT WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF SWINE FLU?
sleeping_days 28th-Apr-2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
just normal flu symptoms
geekfreak03 28th-Apr-2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
LOL REALLY? AND IT'S JUST FROM PIGGIES? DEADLY ZOMBIE PIGGIES?
flytoyourheart 28th-Apr-2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
u start to smell like bacon
kayleigh013 28th-Apr-2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
Check out the CDC website.
www.cdc.gov/flu/swine
getmeacampari 28th-Apr-2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
HAVE YOU SEEN 28 DAYS LATER?!

THAT.


No but really, same as regular flu.
broken_enemy 28th-Apr-2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
DEATH
xcollsangelx 28th-Apr-2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
Swine Flu needs to GTFO.

cassie_epstein 28th-Apr-2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
srsly
halibutish 28th-Apr-2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
oh pete.
buffy_usa 28th-Apr-2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
he doesn't have pig flu
he's just a drug addict
flytoyourheart 28th-Apr-2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
i am terrified of this whole thing tbh.
sleeping_days 28th-Apr-2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
don't be scared, the media is blowing this whole thing up way to big - they are making it like the black plague
beachwee 28th-Apr-2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
ikr i know here in toronto they were like freaking out over sars.
meh im not concerned there were 2 cases here and the people are recovering at home.
karmapearl 28th-Apr-2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
don't be.

remember bird flu?

yeah, no one hears about that shit anymore.
hjalmartazar 28th-Apr-2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
if you get sick, but have relatively easy access to health care you should be fine.
kayleigh013 28th-Apr-2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
www.cdc.gov/flu/swine/
tin_o_biscuits 28th-Apr-2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
Me too. Not fun to be living in Southern Texas right now.
hello_samm 28th-Apr-2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
It's okay bb...I read an article this morning that the world is FAR from a global pandemic (that would mean millions dead, schools closed, etc). The death toll is in the hundreds, and the U.S. has been prepared for this since the bird flu (which has claimed way more lives than swine flu). We'll be a ok!
joaniemaloney 29th-Apr-2009 12:07 am (UTC)
it's definitely the media blowing things out of proportions.
rose_for_emily 29th-Apr-2009 03:25 am (UTC)
They already have tests and treatments for this so for the next couple weeks or months just be cautious and if you get sick get checked out. It's not like if you get it you die instantly. This tends to happen when doctors don't know a lot about a new disease because nobody knows a whole lot about the illness or if it has weird symptoms. If you live within a day of a hospital (you know, in case of the worst) and have a relatively good immune system, you will be fine.
piratesswoop 28th-Apr-2009 06:55 pm (UTC)

http://www.crazymonkeygames.com/Pandemic-2.html

Edited at 2009-04-28 06:55 pm (UTC)
flytoyourheart 28th-Apr-2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
i've been playing that game for like 3 days straight and i still haven't managed to infect madagascar. I HATE THEM. GET AN AIRPORT OR SOMETHING.
ffitzgerald 28th-Apr-2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
UGH I CAN NEVER GET MADAGASCAR THEY SHUT ALL THEIR SHIT DOWN ASAP >:|
zigazazu 28th-Apr-2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
srsly i played that game for sooo long and madagascar is a bitch.
JUST DIE MADAGASCAR
upisdown_x 28th-Apr-2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
I love the fact that thanks to that game I can say that I destroyed humanity once.
wifeofset 28th-Apr-2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
Fuck Madagascar, Greenland has been blocking my attempts with their smug sense of satisfaction DAILY!
oh_harley_quinn 28th-Apr-2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
I'm playing that now lol i suck at it
theunreliables 28th-Apr-2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
I suck at this game. The worst I've been able to do is infect Madagascar but they don't die or anything.
ex_partyhar 28th-Apr-2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
i am playing this right now
my virus is called Cavy Flu
because i have guinea PIGS (cavies) and it's funny to me idk

take some antibiotics

i don't give a fuck
rambling_road 28th-Apr-2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
OMG I WAS ALMOST DONE W/MY RESEARCH PAPER BUT I JUST HAD TO CLICK
TYSM THIS GAME IS AMAZING but now I have to really practice some self-discipline :(
oakparkavenue 28th-Apr-2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
haha damn you madagascar! they have been driving me nuts, i can always infect everyone but them!
polaroidmoment 28th-Apr-2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
holy fuck, this game is driving me nuts! I just want them all to die, but nothing I do is working! FUCKING MADAGASCAR
zigazazu 28th-Apr-2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
from all the thing he had done, if the suine flu kills him then it´s oficial, we will all die from it.
halibutish 28th-Apr-2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
lol too true
blindloyal 28th-Apr-2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
THIS.


srsly
banabee 28th-Apr-2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
lol
wemustnotsayso 28th-Apr-2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
Pete's friends are worried he may have the deadly illness.

it's not even deadly, is it...?
luckystar2o4 28th-Apr-2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
it killed 80 some people in mexico
esearcher 28th-Apr-2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
I think the death toll was up to 150 this morning.
wemustnotsayso 28th-Apr-2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
yeah i know, i meant to say it's not neccessarily deadly... should have phrased that differently :/
greencancer 29th-Apr-2009 12:04 am (UTC)
more like 100+
miss_gulch 28th-Apr-2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
People have died in Mexico, but I don't think anyone with it outside of Mexico has died.
sophaski 28th-Apr-2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
yeah, people have died.
sleeping_days 28th-Apr-2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
no... ppl in Mexico are dying but their health care is crap... there are remedies for it if you get it
kayleigh013 28th-Apr-2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
www.cdc.gov/flu/swine/
rose_for_emily 29th-Apr-2009 03:34 am (UTC)
Not particularly. The CDC website said that in 1976 of 200 infected people only one died. And the most likely causes of death are from already existing conditions exacerbated by the flu. I mean, I guess if you become deathly ill and don't seek attention, then it can be deadly, but they have medicines for it.
luckystar2o4 28th-Apr-2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
for real the media needs to calm down on this. Although I am slightly freaked out since I am in texas
weekendromance 28th-Apr-2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
i'm slightly freaked out because these kids in my hometown that i'll be back in soon go to cancun every spring break. and their spring break for HS was a few weeks ago. part of me hopes none of them have it but part of me laughs because they'er such spoiled cunts anyway
pallasathena 29th-Apr-2009 07:02 pm (UTC)
Well I think they were saying as long as it's been more than like 2-6 days or something and you have no symptoms you're probably fine. So if they're not already sick, they won't get sick.
gingerbread20 28th-Apr-2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
Me too, I live in south texas and one of the local schools is closed until next monday because two kids had flu symptoms and our news stations won't shut up about it >.
weekendromance petition28th-Apr-2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
get swine flu changed to piglet flu

karmapearl Re: petition28th-Apr-2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
CUTEST
PANDEMIC

EVER
sleeping_days Re: petition28th-Apr-2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
awww
kayleigh013 Re: petition28th-Apr-2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
LOL! That's to damn cute to kill anyone!
hello_samm Re: petition28th-Apr-2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
awww
esearcher 28th-Apr-2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
swine with a flu. yep. sounds about right.
weekendromance 28th-Apr-2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
clever joke is clever lol
esearcher 28th-Apr-2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
lol :)
eternalwings 28th-Apr-2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
The media needs to be fucking ashamed of the job it's done covering all this.

Several points:

The people it's killed, it killed through Pneumonia.

Outside of Mexico, it is being caught quicker and is treatable with flu medication.

Whilst it is contagious, people also die from REGULAR flu all the time!

-facepalming-
getmeacampari 28th-Apr-2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
SERIOUSLY. Thank you. I'm so sick of the mass hysteria.
kayleigh013 28th-Apr-2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
The flu medication is not for swine flu.
I keep up with the CDC, it is letting everyone know. W/O making it a huge thing.
www.cdc.gov/flu/swine/
eternalwings 28th-Apr-2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
Yes it is, it says so on that site-

The swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is susceptible to the prescription antiviral drugs oseltamivir and zanamivir.
fauxjoy 28th-Apr-2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
the media wouldn't be the media without scaremongering.
bambinette 28th-Apr-2009 07:26 pm (UTC)
This is really helping calm me down. *-* I thank you~
I've been trying to stay away from the news as much as possible becauseit just scares me shitless.
mankini 29th-Apr-2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
This.
karmapearl 28th-Apr-2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
I can't wait for this swine flu panic to be over.


Of course, after the swine flu panic is over, the 2012 panic will begin.
luckystar2o4 28th-Apr-2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
lol do you think it really turn into panic? or just the crazies?
karmapearl 28th-Apr-2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
IDK i think it'll be similiar to the level that Y2K caused
herlittlepony 28th-Apr-2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
I'm a 2012 crazy! ... Not really, Wikipedia totally reassured me.
unpeudezen 28th-Apr-2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Twitter is being blamed for making people panic about it. :P

http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/04/28/000200&from=rss
sundaygirl_16 28th-Apr-2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
ilu peter.
herlittlepony 28th-Apr-2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
ILU Kate.
peopleareshapes 28th-Apr-2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
sleeping_days 28th-Apr-2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
LOLLLLLLLLL
piratesswoop 28th-Apr-2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
LOL MADAGASCAR xD
seasons_of_mist 28th-Apr-2009 09:10 pm (UTC)
MTE AMAZING
askmehowifeel 28th-Apr-2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
LOL IRL TWILIGHT753 KILLS ME EVERY TIME
brelicious 28th-Apr-2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
ah I came in here to post this, but I'm far too late haha
dreamerbri 28th-Apr-2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
lol
exclusivelove 28th-Apr-2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
lol irl
breadsandwiches 28th-Apr-2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
lmao some of those could be on Yahoo Answers
partypleaser 28th-Apr-2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
LOL IRL IN CLASS
bloodlolli 28th-Apr-2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
Great usernames.
buttertooth 28th-Apr-2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
LMAO! My favorite part is the lick an autistic kid part.
planecrashdream 29th-Apr-2009 05:37 am (UTC)
lol i love this
psychicherz 28th-Apr-2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
dun worry, it's a really old picture. :)

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his eyes haven't looked like this for years.

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