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Another Virus Outbreak

Liz

Deckhand
Would wonder if some people are somehow more immune to this than others:confused: :confused:

Have been thinking back, don't EVER remember having this kind of bug in my entire life......plenty of nasty colds and bronchitus and even pneumonia a couple of times, but NEVER real stomach flu:confused:
 

Lancashirelad

Deckhand
Liz, I think some people must be immune or at least have stronger digestive systems. When I was on QE2 and the bug was about, there were quite a few couples where only one got the bug and the other was ok. Given that they slept in the same cabin, used the same bathroom and eat the same food, what else could it be?
 

egbert

Deckhand
Lancashirelad said:
Liz, I think some people must be immune or at least have stronger digestive systems. When I was on QE2 and the bug was about, there were quite a few couples where only one got the bug and the other was ok. Given that they slept in the same cabin, used the same bathroom and eat the same food, what else could it be?
Only the strong survive!
Within the last year I sailed on 3 ships invested with Norovirus. I had no problems and ate an average of 4 lobsters during captains night:D
 

philpara

Deckhand
Going overboard.

Hi guys,
The trouble with all this excessive hygiene is that it lowers our natural resistance to germs, making us prone to infection when we normally wouldnt be. Sure, observe the basic rules of common sense hygiene, after toilet before meals etc and if there is a obviously dangerous bug in confined areas like ships hospitals etc but lets not go overboard like Howard hughes [remember him]
Also a word of warning whilst we are talking about hygiene. Look very carefully at the knives/forks/spoons you use at that restaurant. On my recent trip on Pacific Sun. I was shocked to see the ''clean cutlery'' had dried on food on them. A nice case of food poisoning just waiting to happen
Now wheres that soap
Regards.
Philpara
 

Liz

Deckhand
Bravo.......Sea Princess crew member:clap:

Re: philpara's comment, also :clap: .....one of my pet things:roll:

I truly do know young Mothers who are raising their kids in such an atmosphere of Lysol hysteria....(play with other children.....NEVER...they might have GERMS:shock: ), that they very well will have some truly interesting problems, if and when they ever enter the REAL WORLD:cry:

Mind you, I am NOT advocating that children take guided tours of TB wards, OR that one does not wash ones hands after using the bathroom!!!!!
 

Dani

Deckhand
My husband is a clean silverware expert ! So I can rest assured neither I nor he ever eat from anything but clean utensils.

Now the next thing for the ship to do ...lock sick people in their cabin or put one of those collars that dogs wear for the invisible fence.

They walk out of their cabin and the collar zaps them :green:

They walk out of the bathroom without hand washing = collar zaps them :green:

However, there could be so much zapping going on that it would interfere with the television reception !

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ television stops working.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Internet goes down.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ No phone service.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Air conditioning/Heat goes off.

Whata cruise :clap:

Of course, the crew could be issued stun guns. :eek:

P.S. Howard Hughes had one good idea...Kleenex boxes for shoes.:D
Now those would give your feet plenty of room ...well if you don't wear a size 14.
 

Yorsk

Deckhand
Also vanishing - personal responsability.
It's always someone elses fault, and if you don't agree with me - I'll sue you!
 

Dani

Deckhand
My full name = Dana Sue

Really ! Never thought of it in that light. :shock:

Guess I could. Sue that is ! :mrgreen:
 

johnmt

Deckhand
Just reading all your comments re hygiene etc, brought this to my mind. I think You'll like it!


--
>Subject: FW: Are These Your Years of Birth...if not..Your Mothers &
>Fathers
>>
>>
>>
>>TO ALL THE KIDS WHO WERE BORN IN THE 1930's 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's
!!
>>
>>First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while
>>they carried us.
>>
>>They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and
>>didn't get tested for diabetes.
>>
>>Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright
>>colored lead-based paints.
>>
>>We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and
>>when we ! rode our bikes, >>we had no helmets, not to mention, the
>>risks we took hitchhiking .
>>
>>As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.
>>
>>Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special
treat.
>>
>>We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
>>
>>We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE
>>actually died from this.
>>
>>We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soda pop with
>>sugar in it, but we >>weren't overweight because......
>>
>>
>>WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!
>>
>>
>>We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we
>>were back when the >>streetlights came on.
>>
>>No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.
>>
>>We would spend hours building our go-carts out o f scraps and then
>>ride down the hill, only to >>find out we forgot the brakes. After
>>running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve >>the problem
.
>>
>>We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at
>>all, no 99 channels on >>cable, no video tape movies, no surround
>>sound, no cell phones, no personal computers, no >>Internet or
>>Internet chat rooms...WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found
them!
>>
>>We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no
>>lawsuits from these >>accidents.
>>
>>We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live
>>in us forever.
>>
>>We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with
>>sticks and tennis balls and >>although we were told it would happen,
>>we did not put out very many eyes.
>>
>>We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or
>>rang the bell, or just >>yelled for them!
>>
>>The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard
of.
>>They actually sided with >>the law!
>>
>>This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem
>>solvers and inventors ever!
>>
>>The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
>>
>>We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned
>>
>>
>>
>>HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!
>>
>>
>>And YOU are one of them!
>>
>>
>>CONGRATULATIONS!
>>
>>
>>You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow
>>up as kids, before the >>lawyers and the government regulated our
>>lives for our own good.
>>
>>
>>And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how
>>brave their parents were.
>>
>>
>>Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't
>>it?!



 

Dani

Deckhand
As a proud member of the White Bread, Butter and Sugar sandwich generation,

I also remember walking back and forth to school...2 miles each way !

Did not have a schoolbus and nobody thought it strange to walk alone or in a group all that ways to school.

I now see kids driven to their school only three blocks away ! :shock:
 
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