Gene Expression

See FuturePundit & Effect Measure. Also see H5N1. CDC recommends (especially for residents of California & Texas):

* Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

* Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.

* Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

* If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

* Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.

Comments

  1. #1 Randall Parker
    April 25, 2009

    What, me worry?

  2. #2 agnostic
    April 26, 2009

    Remember to cut down on non-fiber carb intake — sugar, starch, etc., depress the immune system. Eat lots of dead animals and nuts to get vitamin D and E (also boosts the immune system), and eat more saturated fats like lauric acid, which is antimicrobial. It’s found in high concentrations in coconut oil — which tastes great.

  3. #3 diana
    April 26, 2009

    Funny that this post should be right above one about Vitamin D and autism, but the CDC hasn’t caught onto the fact that Vitamin D deficiency may well be a factor in flu epidemics.

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/51913.php

    If this theory is plausible, look for the virus to be contained in the next few months when Vitamin D levels are at their highest, and its recrudescence next winter when the Vitamin D levels drop.

  4. #5 Angie
    April 28, 2009

    Why is this such a big damn DEAL!! I don’t wanna die but come ON!! Bye!! Love me if you can dare!! I love you!