It does look like the same person. Of course it’s possible that AFTER he made his original status update he found out his uncle died, so it could be an update to his update demonstrating how much his day blew.
It’s socially awkward to tell people a family member died on facebook. Ty2 seems either flippant about his uncles death, or unnecessarily malicious towards Ty1. And btw they are definitely two different people – different pixelation.
They initially thought the strain resembled a swine flu outbreak in the past, but it turned out it is a different strain, hence the name change. You won’t hear anyone in the medical community call it “swine flu” anymore. It would also be very rare for a healthy adult to die from H1N1.
I just got the vaccine and it came with a nifty sheet of info from the CDC. Just for the record, it is the swine flu. The problem wasn’t that it’s a different strain (though it is, but it’s still a swine flu) it’s that the pork industry flipped out and literally made the world change the name. Re-branding while people die. Awesome. Google it if you don’t believe me. H1n1 IS a swine flu, THE swine flu that everyone was worrying about a year ago-ish. 2 cents.
And that sucks for dude with the uncle.
And before anyone says something about the live virus in the nasal spray inoculation, my 13 year old came away from it fine, with no autism, and no h1n1.
Seconding “Still Swine Flu” above. Nursing student here who is also unfortunate enough to have caught it because vaccines were so scarce.
Not only is H1N1 swine flu, it is NOT the same thing as seasonal flu. of course its a different strain – even the seasonal flu is a variant every year. But it is still swine flu. I’ve had to had so many discussions with patients who are sorely misinformed about it, thinking it is no different from normal flu or that there is nothing to worry about with it (the “Oh, little johnny will get over it, no worries!” crowd).
Second Ty is a bit of a douchewad.
Sure, it’s sad that his uncle died, but that pretty much leaves first ty with nothing to say other than “Uh, sorry man, I feel like a dick now” thus feeling bad for something that wasn’t even his fault.
If the two unfortunate incidences had been the other way round however…
I never have, and (hopefully) never will have a flu shot, of any kind. Funny how all my friends and family who do get the shot get the flu within weeks of having it. Maybe the plan is to arm your immume system against it by infecting you with it? Meh.. but I rarely suffer flu, and even then not for very long.
And can I point out that many times the amount of people die from regular flu than that of swine flu (I was told something like 200,000 per year normal flu, 5,000 swine flu, not sure exact figures). WHY is everyone making such a big deal of it? You don’t worry that you’re gonna die when you get the normal flu, but the very real fact is you have a much higher chance of dying from it than swine flu! And not to mention any other bugs that go around – I mean, hey, you can die from vomitting, etc. (I nearly did), but that is more of an inconvenience to us than a death threat.
I feel for the people who have lost loved ones to the virus, but I ask everyone to put this in perspective, and rather than swearing at me calling me a loony, take time to think that what I’m saying is just common sense. Getting hyped and scared about something like this is just silly. There’s more to life than getting an injection so you don’t die from some new bug. A life lived in fear is a miserable life indeed.
“Maybe the plan is to arm your immume system against it by infecting you with it?” correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t that what a vaccine is?
I will place money on the fact that your friends and family who have the flu shot actually get a cold afterwards and not the flu.
As for calling it H1N1 instead of swineflu I don’t think that’s reached the UK yet beca\use we’re still calling it swine flu
@ KB – I’m UK, and I’m calling it piglet flu. Sounds cuter. Although if it does become popular over here to refer to it as H1N1, I shall be taking my lead from Gold Dust Woman and calling it High Nye. Sounds classier.