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Old December 31st 03, 02:24 AM
Joe Canuck
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Barb wrote:
You wouldn't call one cow an outbreak?


No I would not.

"Outbreak" implies a sudden increase in disease. Just as a report of one
person getting the flu in a city is not considered an outbreak, a report
of one cow getting a disease is also not an outbreak.

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Old December 31st 03, 02:24 AM
Joe Canuck
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Barb wrote:
You wouldn't call one cow an outbreak?


No I would not.

"Outbreak" implies a sudden increase in disease. Just as a report of one
person getting the flu in a city is not considered an outbreak, a report
of one cow getting a disease is also not an outbreak.

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-Joe Canuck

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Old December 31st 03, 03:30 AM
Cheryl
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Joe Canuck wrote in on 30
Dec 2003:

"Outbreak" implies a sudden increase in disease. Just as a report of one
person getting the flu in a city is not considered an outbreak, a report
of one cow getting a disease is also not an outbreak.


So this is an isolated incident. Is that it? For real, how many "isolated
incidents" involving a serious condition involving food sources happen? Is
this a freak? Was the first cow with BSE in the UK an isolated incident?
When did they find out it was not? How *long* did it take before it was
decided it wasn't an isolated incident? Is our government scared this will
escalate beyond an isolated incident? I would bet they are. This isn't
the flu. You people can say how low a risk it is just because it has only
affected so much of a percent of human life but if the FDA bans a diet aid
for causing only a couple of hundred deaths, what do they do about the
possiblity of a tainted food supply? Who cares about one company that
produces a diet aid. **** with the livelyhoods of American agriculture
and exported goods, well it will just have to excalate further before it is
taken seriously. Heh. You people crack me up. The "who cares" attitude
is what makes these things escalate. You keep trusting in FDA and USDA
testing and whatever they say. The rest of us will keep making noise.

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Cheryl

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I
can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do."
- Helen Keller
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Old December 31st 03, 03:30 AM
Cheryl
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Joe Canuck wrote in on 30
Dec 2003:

"Outbreak" implies a sudden increase in disease. Just as a report of one
person getting the flu in a city is not considered an outbreak, a report
of one cow getting a disease is also not an outbreak.


So this is an isolated incident. Is that it? For real, how many "isolated
incidents" involving a serious condition involving food sources happen? Is
this a freak? Was the first cow with BSE in the UK an isolated incident?
When did they find out it was not? How *long* did it take before it was
decided it wasn't an isolated incident? Is our government scared this will
escalate beyond an isolated incident? I would bet they are. This isn't
the flu. You people can say how low a risk it is just because it has only
affected so much of a percent of human life but if the FDA bans a diet aid
for causing only a couple of hundred deaths, what do they do about the
possiblity of a tainted food supply? Who cares about one company that
produces a diet aid. **** with the livelyhoods of American agriculture
and exported goods, well it will just have to excalate further before it is
taken seriously. Heh. You people crack me up. The "who cares" attitude
is what makes these things escalate. You keep trusting in FDA and USDA
testing and whatever they say. The rest of us will keep making noise.

--
Cheryl

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I
can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do."
- Helen Keller
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Old December 31st 03, 04:15 AM
PawsForThought
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From: Cheryl

Joe Canuck wrote in on 30
Dec 2003:

"Outbreak" implies a sudden increase in disease. Just as a report of one
person getting the flu in a city is not considered an outbreak, a report
of one cow getting a disease is also not an outbreak.


So this is an isolated incident. Is that it? For real, how many "isolated
incidents" involving a serious condition involving food sources happen? Is
this a freak? Was the first cow with BSE in the UK an isolated incident?
When did they find out it was not? How *long* did it take before it was
decided it wasn't an isolated incident? Is our government scared this will
escalate beyond an isolated incident? I would bet they are. This isn't
the flu. You people can say how low a risk it is just because it has only
affected so much of a percent of human life but if the FDA bans a diet aid
for causing only a couple of hundred deaths, what do they do about the
possiblity of a tainted food supply? Who cares about one company that
produces a diet aid. **** with the livelyhoods of American agriculture
and exported goods, well it will just have to excalate further before it is
taken seriously. Heh. You people crack me up. The "who cares" attitude
is what makes these things escalate. You keep trusting in FDA and USDA
testing and whatever they say. The rest of us will keep making noise.

--
Cheryl


Well said, Cheryl. If it was such a "nothing" why have over 24 countries
banned import of U.S. beef?

Lauren
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