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01/21/2004 Archived Entry: "Darn Freakin' Mad Cow"

Here I am, just killing time before school (when I should really be finishing a design project I have due later today ^^;) at the computer. My mom's in the other room and she's chatting on the phone with, who I believe to be an aunt of mine. I generally don't really care much about what she talks about with anyone on the phone, but I couldn't help but overhear something today. She told this person on the other side of the phone that she hasn't been purchasing beef products recently because she wants to be careful not to get mad cow. X_x I honestly haven't realized it myself, as I've been indulging in other fine non-beef products at home and beef products outside of the home. Geez, freakin' people and their freakin' paranoia. This is just one of those minor cases that has errupted into a wide-spread panic. Did anyone die of SARS? I believe mad cow has a higher mortality rate, but hell, chances are, no one you'll ever know will ever have it. Darn stupid media and their appeals to the "sensational." -_-

Replies: 6 comments

Well, "a lot" of people DID die of SARS, but that's not taking into account the percentages. SARS has an over 90% survival rate. I think it was either 91% or so. The common flu has a higher mortality rate.

Posted by Tsubasa @ 01/25/2004 09:44 AM PST

Hmm...yea, I kind of ate some beef without thinking about the whole Mad Cow disease thing. Oh well, if we die, we die. =P

Posted by June @ 01/24/2004 04:52 PM PST

blame canada about the beef

Posted by anthony @ 01/22/2004 09:30 PM PST

I like beef and nothing will stop me!@

Posted by Sayata @ 01/22/2004 01:20 PM PST

a lot of ppl did die from SARs, one friend of mine lost 50 percent of her relatives in China because of the disease when it first came out.

but yah, there's also that whole " better safe than sorry" ordeal with people, but hey, up to you to follow that or not.

the mad cow orginated from Canada, darn Canadia =P

Posted by Tina @ 01/21/2004 10:14 PM PST

Big fan of meat I see. ...Well a lot of people died of SARS man. I just don't know in the U.S. And as for mad cow, it might be serious. Have you seen those poor cows with the disease? Awe! I guess it's a big deal since all these countries stopped getting beef from the U.S. But you're right. The chances of someone getting mad cow here is really slim, seeing as how the cow wasn't even in California to start with. -_-
By the way, go to my log if you're not too busy. I plugged you and need feedback. ^_^

Posted by Hotaru @ 01/21/2004 08:56 PM PST

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