Flu symptoms hit B.C. Lions

Flu symptoms hit B.C. Lions

BY MIKE BEAMISH, VANCOUVER SUN NOVEMBER 3, 2009 8:02 PM

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B.C. Lions Geroy Simon (81) is unable to hold onto the ball as he is covered by Winnipeg Blue Bombers Lenny Walls (27) during second half Canadian Football League action in Winnipeg, October 18, 2009.
Photograph by: Fred Greenslade, Reuters
High fives, low fives or any gesture of “giving skin? should be left hanging, according to the B.C. Lions.

Head coach Wally Buono has told his players to stop engaging others with their traditional greetings in an attempt to prevent the spread of sickness.

Slotback Geroy Simon, middle linebacker JoJuan Armour and defensive back Korey Banks were told to stay home from practice Tuesday because of colds, sore throats and bronchitis and others who practised are showing some symptoms.

Receiver Paris Jackson, who is resting a sore knee, said he is feeling “nervous? about his own health status because of body aches, one of the symptoms of a cold or flu.

“Geroy started to get pretty sick on Sunday,? Jackson said.

Medical trainer Bill Reichelt, however, said there has been only one confirmed case of the H1N1 virus — reserve offensive lineman Damane Duckett. Reichelt said Duckett was told to stay away for seven days until he was symptom-free. He was back at practice on Tuesday.

“We’re putting a lot of guys on Tamiflu [an anti-viral medication] because we don’t want to take any chances, especially with guys who have asthma,? Reichelt said. “There are four or five on the team. We’ll probably inoculate a few after this game.?

Reichelt said the targeted Lions will have to wait until after Friday night’s game against Edmonton before getting flu shots. The medical staff is cognizant that an inoculated player could experience an adverse reaction or arm soreness before the game, which will decide third place and a playoff berth in the CFL’s West Division.

Since the close proximity of more than 50 players is a potential breeding ground for the H1N1 virus, the Lions also have posted signs imploring players to wash hands frequently, sneeze into a sleeve rather than into a hand, to use disinfectant spray and to report any symptoms promptly to the medical staff.

A number of Saskatchewan Roughriders reportedly were coughing and sneezing on the way to last Saturday’s game in Hamilton. The ’Riders played like a weakened team in a 24-6 loss.

mbeamish@vancouversun.com

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The BC Lions and sick fans should take enough Vitamin D and garlic to fight off the flu. Prayer would help too.

The following two articles written by doctors explains why Vitamin D is important for fighting off the flu.

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=332925 [url=http://wafreepress.org/article/091108health-miller.shtml]http://wafreepress.org/article/091108he ... ller.shtml[/url]

Garlic has antibacterial and anti-viral properties and has been used as a medicinal plant for thousands of years.

http://quanta-gaia.org/reviews/books/powerOfGarlic.html

Why was my post deleted? Fine I will get you links so you can learn something about what's going on.

CDC - Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. A major US political watchdog/lobby group
CNN - A juggernaut news media company (not a favorite of mine but I do like Ron Paul interviews on any media)
AP - Associated Press
FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
Wikipedia

1 Ok here are some links you should check out before you delete this post AGAIN.

World Average Deaths of Flu: 36000 H1N1 Deaths Worldwide: 5000

2 Donald Rumsfeld is a major stakeholder and former chairman of Gilead Sciences - the company holding the patent for Tamiflu (the H1N1 vaccine). - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilead_Sciences

If you want, remind me in March of 2010 and I find out how much money Gilead made from the sale of Tamiflu as a result of the massive panic and fear campaign.

Or you can just delete my post for a second time and keep on believing the hype.

So if we're going to have posts about this USA promoted Pandemic, at least we should have some providing the other side of the argument.

Just wash your hands regularly people and you will survive.