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The COLD VIRUS

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Frate_Raper, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. Frate_Raper

    Frate_Raper Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 20, 2000 Messages: 7,973 Likes Received: 168
    How do you deal with it,how do you avoid it?


    Maybe I've had to much time on my hands being sick the last 3 days but I was thinking about the virus on the whole,we've never had a cure but were told it keeps evolving into stronger strains of the virus. Whens it going to even out if ever and whats it going to become?

    Will we still called it the cold and is this how other more serious illness start out?as the cold?


    I'm wasted on over the counters I maybe rambling
     
  2. mackfatsoe

    mackfatsoe Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 6,532 Likes Received: 168
    the cold is an RNA virus, so its mutation rate is extremely high. in contrast, the flu is a DNA virus, which means it has a slower mutation rate, which is why we can create a flu vaccine, because we can predict to a certain degree how its going to change from one year to annother. With an RNA virus (HIV, the cold), it mutates too fast for us to create vaccines or cures that work.

    this is all off the top, so some facts might be slightly off.

    either way, feel better. smoking a blunt and drinking alot of nyquil made me trip out.

    then i vomited.

    edit - typo
     
  3. the_gooch

    the_gooch 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 15, 2002 Messages: 11,566 Likes Received: 431
    extra sleep
    oj
    vit. c
    lots over over the counter products
    a sick day from work (if it gets real bad)
    a visit to the doctor (if all else fails)
     
  4. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    When are they gonna cure this fucking thing!?!??
     
  5. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 24, 2003 Messages: 2,616 Likes Received: 4
    It has never annoyed me enough to care about a cure.
     
  6. defyoner

    defyoner Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 20, 2000 Messages: 4,873 Likes Received: 3
    once my "operation: n f" goes through. our team will get working on it.

    cannons. are. the. answer.
     
  7. dkab

    dkab Member

    Joined: Oct 2, 2004 Messages: 297 Likes Received: 0
    I heard somewhere (So this quite likely qould be completley wrong, so dont come crying to me if its wrong) that the cold could be cured, but the pharmaceutical companies would lose out on ALOT of money, because they would no longer need to make the drugs that help, ie: cold & flu tablets.
     
  8. trackstand

    trackstand Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 21, 2004 Messages: 2,262 Likes Received: 3
    I have been violently ill for the past week. I hate it, my whole body aches, I have the worst cough... I am coughing up mucus and shit like crazy. I think I have the asian bird flu.
     
  9. »§ÜGÅR«

    »§ÜGÅR« Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 16, 2003 Messages: 1,519 Likes Received: 0
    get Airborne..you can buy it at walgreens/cvs/eckerd.

    knocks a cold out in a day or so. I've tried it, and it clears your head up almost immediately of congestion.
     
  10. crushkilldestroy

    crushkilldestroy New Jack

    Joined: Mar 17, 2005 Messages: 58 Likes Received: 0
    sounds like it was ripped straight out of chris rock's aids theory. i wouldn't believe that for a second.

    and i second the vote for buying airborne. that shit'll clear you up in no time.
     
  11. Frate_Raper

    Frate_Raper Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 20, 2000 Messages: 7,973 Likes Received: 168
    I wonder if they sell airbourne here in canada,MAN WAS I WASTED WHEN I POSTED THIS TOPIC!
     
  12. Frate_Raper

    Frate_Raper Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 20, 2000 Messages: 7,973 Likes Received: 168
    Airbourn is not sold in canada.someone send me some
     
  13. fermentor666

    fermentor666 Veteran Member

    Joined: Sep 27, 2003 Messages: 8,152 Likes Received: 15
    It's good not to go outside or smoke pot or cigs or drink when you have a cold. I'm just getting over one I got from being at a hot, stinking, sweaty show and then going outside where it was 30 degrees out. Big mistake, should have brought a coat.
     
  14. CinchedWaist

    CinchedWaist Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 11, 2003 Messages: 2,691 Likes Received: 1
    I think the best thing is to prevent getting a cold in the first place, which means boosting your immune system
    ~drink alot of H20 daily.
    ~don't drink/do drugs daily/too often
    ~don't smoke cigarettes
    ~no smoking j's with a group of people.
    ~wash hands regularly

    But when i get a cold, it usually isn't too bad.
    If it is, I try to rest as much as possible and take some nyquil. that usually works.
     
  15. bigpoppa.k

    bigpoppa.k Elite Member

    Joined: May 2, 2001 Messages: 3,151 Likes Received: 17
    from what i understand there isn't just 1 common cold, there are millions of different strains.
    but once you get 1 you can't get that particular strain again.

    my $.02..
     
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