Piggie flu

  • Rebecca Probyn

    Actor

    Excellent.. now I have to miss out on acting work and cannot get paid.. Wish we had sick pay the same as every other job!

    Is there no health coverage for this as actors?

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    SWINE FLU DOES NOT RXIST.....it's all a con by big government to make us all get us vaccinated. The vaccinations will kill us all off.

    3-4,000 people die very year in England of ordinary flu. How many die of fictitious bird, swine flu? 9? 12?

    DON'T GET VACCINATED.

    Its all a con to keep us fearful. Also, there are no terrorists. All lies.

    Wake up people!

    • 7th Aug 2009
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  • Rebecca Probyn

    Actor

    errm well I am suffering from it now so I can tell you that it is very real.

    • 7th Aug 2009
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    I just read in the paper that the actor in the government swine flu ads (where he sneezes in a lift) ... has got swine flu!

    • 7th Aug 2009
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  • Yasmine Maya

    Actor

    I had just got over Swine flu.

    You would know it if you had it!

    Like nothing I`ve ever experienced in my life.

    Anyhow, having been incapacitated for over 6 weeks, I am quite aware of having missed out on many auditions.

    Was actually in a show which I had to bow out of.

    The guilt alone!!!

    Where is our sick pay?

    NOT FAIR.

    • 7th Aug 2009
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  • Nigel Peever

    Actor

    The actor in the advert has swine flu?...blimey that's taking method acting to silly extremes.

    • 7th Aug 2009
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  • Nigel Peever

    Actor

    As for the sick pay Rebecca, you're self employed so you'd have to get a health insurance policy to cover you which like most insurances for actors would be very expensive.

    Especially as being an actor no one could be absolutely certain if you were actually ill. hehe.

    • 7th Aug 2009
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    Des. Conspiracy theories. They're all part of one big conspiracy to make us believe that they are all conspiring against us. But who are they? And who is "us"?

    I really hope you were joking! But then I believe that men really did land on the moon...

    Hope you're soon feeling better all you swine flu sufferers. I know lots of people who've had swine flu and people who have had several other horrible illnesses which haven't hit the papers. All unpleasant and all real!

    • 7th Aug 2009
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  • Jonathan Goodwin

    Actor

    Yes, get well soon. I'm luckily 'flu-free. Just as well - I've been breaking in some new "lucky audition shoes" this week and the Big Toe Blister I've sustained in the process has been more than flesh can bear!!

    • 7th Aug 2009
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  • Rebecca Probyn

    Actor

    thank you for the well wishes :) Yup insurance I guess ... money to be spent every where I turn! gahh!

    • 7th Aug 2009
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  • Dan Gregory

    Actor

    Conspiracy theories I wouldn't believe them except that Donald Rumsfeld's con of the Avian Flu a couple of years back was in order to boost sales of his product named - you guessed it - Tamiflu

    www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=1148

    • 7th Aug 2009
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  • Rebecca Probyn

    Actor

    Well whatever name you want to give it it sucks .

    • 7th Aug 2009
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  • Luke Stevenson

    Actor

    Heres some interesting viewing...

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UKW8TnynuU&feature=related

    And if youve got a spare few hours, take a look at this.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAaQNACwaLw&feature=fvw

    Who to believe, government funded and controlled media scaremongering, or 'conspiracy theorists.' ?

    Anyone whos interested in this sort of stuff, search 'Zeitgeist.'

    Its hard to know who to believe. All you can be sure of is always be sceptical of televised news at least!!

    • 7th Aug 2009
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  • Morna Young

    Actor

    Get well soon hun! Start thinking about sunny Italy and that might help :) xx

    • 7th Aug 2009
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  • Nigel Peever

    Actor

    although news is just coming in of "lasagne fever" a deadly new strain.

    • 7th Aug 2009
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    Thank you Luke and Dan. That vid you posted, Luke, was excellent. The first one with Dr. Ron Paul.

    Most sheep would rather believe what their masters tell them.

    They are conditioned to come out with the reflex "conspiracy theories" when someone tries to tell the truth.

    Sometimes I think to hell with them, let them get their flu shots, maybe the world will be a better place without them!!

    • 7th Aug 2009
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  • Rebecca Probyn

    Actor

    I have had this strain of flu now for over 5 days and have not been vaccinated I have been given tamiflu which is a drug used against varying stains of the flu virus. As this is a virus it isnt a cure but simply stops it getting worse.

    Some people have died from this and some people are severely ill as can happen every winter with regular flu.

    To say maybe the world will be a better place without them is disgusting.

    I do not doubt for one second that this pandemic has been blown out of proportion and that there has been some scare mongering but that was not what this thread was about.I was enquiring about sick pay/ insurance for actors.

    • 7th Aug 2009
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  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    Hope you get well soon chuck.

    • 7th Aug 2009
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  • Charles Delaney

    Actor

    If it's an uphill struggle to get NMW

    it's an Everest to get health insurance for an actor! I'm sure there are ways round it though!!

    Best,

    'POLE'

    ps. Man did land on the moon!

    Some Human achievments are so out of this world knowone wants to believe them!

    • 8th Aug 2009
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  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    I was on a ferry going to the Isle of Mull when the landing was being shown on the TV and some old guy said 'Ach, they're no on the moon - they're doon a gully' :-))

    • 8th Aug 2009
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