My Street This Afternoon (Phnom Penh's Flash Flood)

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Re: My Street This Afternoon (Phnom Penh's Flash Flood)

Post by HotRecruiter » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:16 am

They're probably used to it. Some have died, some get sick, but the survivors (and fathers and mothers) continue and pass on their immunities...medicine 101...locals have a few advantages...
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Re: My Street This Afternoon (Phnom Penh's Flash Flood)

Post by LTO » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:33 am

Nah, they get sick just like the rest of us, especially stomach ailments (some serious) and eye infections. Parents do not pass on immunity to specific diseases to their offspring.
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Re: My Street This Afternoon (Phnom Penh's Flash Flood)

Post by dagenham » Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:17 am

HotRecruiter wrote:They're probably used to it. Some have died, some get sick, but the survivors (and fathers and mothers) continue and pass on their immunities...medicine 101...locals have a few advantages...
This is a major myth...locals are used to eating pure shit from the sewer, etc. Talk to any doctor - locals are ill all the time from infections, dysentery, diseases...

Building up alleged "immunity" through constant exposure only works so far...i.e. not far at all...much more critical is your overall health and the strength of your immunity system in general...achieved by eating well and exercising, etc...drinking less than 20 units of booze, 3 packets of cigs daily...

and wearing your helmet 24/7...which would have kept you afloat during the recent flooding!
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Re: My Street This Afternoon (Phnom Penh's Flash Flood)

Post by HotRecruiter » Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:22 pm

Not a myth. The weak get sick and die, they don't get to breed.
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Re: My Street This Afternoon (Phnom Penh's Flash Flood)

Post by ExPenhMan » Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:34 pm

HotRecruiter wrote:Not a myth. The weak get sick and die, they don't get to breed.
HR, that's what Dagenham was saying.
. . . more critical is your overall health and the strength of your immunity system in general...achieved by eating well and exercising, etc. . . .
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Post by LTO » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:37 pm

HotRecruiter wrote:Not a myth. The weak get sick and die, they don't get to breed.
Irrelevant. Parents do not pass on specific immunities to their offspring.
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Re: My Street This Afternoon (Phnom Penh's Flash Flood)

Post by StroppyChops » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:30 pm

Breast feeding immediately after birth does pass on certain immunities in the colostrum (one if the joys of being a mammal) bit eating fecal matter is not something you can develop an immunity for - the two issues are unrelated.
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Re: My Street This Afternoon (Phnom Penh's Flash Flood)

Post by vladimir » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:34 pm

StroppyChops wrote:Breast feeding immediately after birth does pass on certain immunities in the colostrum (one if the joys of being a mammal) bit eating fecal matter is not something you can develop an immunity for - the two issues are unrelated.
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Re: My Street This Afternoon (Phnom Penh's Flash Flood)

Post by dagenham » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:54 pm

StroppyChops wrote:Breast feeding immediately after birth does pass on certain immunities in the colostrum (one if the joys of being a mammal) bit eating fecal matter is not something you can develop an immunity for - the two issues are unrelated.
Nor can (most) people develop a fond taste for eating fecal matter either...although I'm sure it has happened...a "hot lunch" maybe?
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Re: My Street This Afternoon (Phnom Penh's Flash Flood)

Post by StroppyChops » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:57 pm

The theater nurse who is staying with us at the moment just confirmed that you're born with 100% immunities from your mother and these are maintained while being breast fed - after that, it's inoculations.
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