Photos I took while in China Quarantine (Swine Flu)

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  1. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    So, long story short, I left California last Wednesday. Parents decided it would be a great idea to maybe go to China for a damn month, because we have some relatives there.
    Now, I'm stuck in the middle of nowhere, displaying all the symptoms for Swine Flu. Whether I have influenza or Swine Flu, I can't tell at this point. Unfortunately for me, like I said, I'm in China, and the Communist Party doesn't give a damn whether I have it. If I go seek any medical help at all, I'm going straight to quarantine.
    Considering the conditions there aren't the best, I'm stuck. All I can do is hope my symptoms clear up soon.
    Ah well. Just another day. I certainly hope I don't have Swine Flu.
     
  2. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    What are the actual discriminating features between regular and Swine flu, beyond subjective severity of symptoms?
     
  3. dvdhsu thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think there is any way of knowing except for laboratory tests.
    I had just gotten my MacBook Pro 13". If I get stuck in quarantine, I'm guessing they wouldn't let me play CoD4, for my own saftey. :eek:
     
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    hey itll be fine.
    i dont know when the symptoms started to show. youll be feeling pretty bad for about 3-7 days.
    the symptoms should clear up by then, and you'll feel fine.
    try to restrict your activities, and drink lots of liquid.
    and even if the symptoms do clear up give it a few more days to rest, because your body will be tired fighting the virus and the fever/other symptoms might come back.
    that sucks though, i hope you have a good trip

    oh and by the way there arent really any discriminating symptoms, thats why doctors need to actually test to confirm. and because there are so many people showing symptoms they're assuming they all have swine, to be 'safe'

    oh and another thing i forgot
    you wont die unless youre extremely obese or have other health issues
     
  6. peteryan7hao macrumors regular

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    Are you saying only the Communist Parties will take you away and put you in quarantine?

    LMAO
     
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    I was going to say "Pics or it didn't happen" but I felt that would be in bad taste. I am curious about that though. Pics?
     
  8. dvdhsu thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My pleasure.
    Connecting my iPhone right now. :)
     
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    Expose that for what it is. At least you got out :)
     
  10. dvdhsu thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    First batch. I can upload 5 at once, so here we go!

    First Photo: A window. Me looking out of it. The bars are meant to keep thieves out, but just makes me feel like I'm in jail.

    Second Photo: Well, that's where the doctors come in. They come in with Tyvek Barrier Man suites that have the words "Manufactured for China" on them. Of course, they had the masks and the eye gear. This is a link to the "Barrier Man" I was talking about.

    Third Photo: They tell me that big metal thing is a defibrillator. That thing was gonna wake me up in case the Swine Flu got into my lungs, and I stopped breathing.

    Fourth Photo: Ermmm... That's the toilet. Thank goodness I'm male, eh?
    Oh, and they didn't have any toilet paper, my family had to buy some for me. (That's tradition in China though)
    Thank goodness I didn't have errr... any feces to dispose of, if you will. :rolleyes:

    Fifth Photo: Very nice, very clean sink, as you can see. :eek: There were trails of dirt that weren't caused by me, and there was no soap at all. I'm pretty sure that the water here wasn't exactly the cleanest.

    Well, that's the first batch, I'll update soon.
     

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  11. dvdhsu thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Photo One: When they weren't looking, I opened my door and looked out. If I went outside, oh God, they would've had me chained down on my bed. :(

    Photo Two: Well, there's a blood pressure monitor. The type my grandma uses, of course. I can't say this is "high-tech" in any way. :cool:
    It on top of the defibrillator I mentioned before.

    Photo Three: My God. That's my bedside table thing. Oh, there's the bell I had to ring. I mean toy, sorry, my bad. They didn't have any way of me calling the nurses, so they gave me that toy. I had to shake it for them to come. Unfortunately, when I shook it, they didn't come. :eek:
    Next to it, is the green box. In that box, they have bleach, and that's where the put the thermometers after they put them in my mouth and looked at them temperature. Again, not exactly very high-tech. Not even electronical.

    Photo Four: Close-up shot of the "Thermometer Box" It doesn't look so good, does it?

    Photo Five: Actual shot of the "Thermometer Box" with the lid taken off. You can see the bleach inside, with the Thermometers. Needless to say, they didn't wipe them before they put them in my mouth, so my mouth was full of bleach every time. :mad:
     

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    Photo One: Bedside Table thing if on my right.
    There's the toilet paper I was talking about! :)
    There's food inside that green bag thing. I didn't eat it/open it up, so I don't know what it was like. However, they did ask me what I wanted, so that's always nice. Of course, no American food.
    Really old Jansport backpack there, and on the wall, you can sorta see my MacBook Pro charger. :D
    There's a Coke that my family bought for me, and a hot water bottle thingy.
    The water in that hot water bottle was scalding, so I wasn't able to drink any. However, that's the way most Chinese people drink water.

    Photo Two: Whooppeee! My MacBook Pro! In a Chinese hospital, following me around quarantine. :) Too bad there was no WiFi! ;)

    Photo Three: A broader view of the room. The really uncomfortable bed, with a terrible blanket. :(

    Photo Four: Ohhh. There's an Air Conditioner that didn't seem to work. Or maybe it was one of those humidity things. I don't know what that was. That didn't bother me at all, so it doesn't really matter, does it? :)

    Photo Five: Ouch. The sign right outside my door. Translated, that means: Severe Illness "Room".

    I took these 5 photos after I got information from the doctors I didn't have Swine Flu. Thus, I was allowed to walk outside/around.
     

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    Photo One: View from outside. Not much to say here. Well, I suppose the bars above the door make me feel a little isolated.

    That's all the usable photos I have. I have a little more, but they're roughly the same photos, just a little blurrier. (Taken with a 2G iPhone)

    Oh, I suppose it wouldn't hurt uploading a picture on my flight from SFO (San Francisco Airport) to PVG (Shanghai Pudong Airport)

    Yeah, those guys came on the airplane and got everybody's temperature.

    Well, might as well upload a few more.
    Here are two from the Shanghai Maglev train, the time I took it (5 P.M. and later) the maximum speed was 300 kmph

    Lastly, there's me standing on the Pudong tower (or whatever you call it) looking down.
    Ouch!


    That's all I have to say now.
    What do you all have to say about the photos?
     

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    This one has no photos... yet?
     
  15. dvdhsu thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I forgot to wait for them to finish uploading, so I'm editing and uploading now.

    Finished uploading! :D
     
  16. macjram macrumors 6502a

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    That's pretty scary. Especially the toilet (haha jk).

    Glad you made through it and didn't get the H1N1 virus. Nice macbook pro btw !
     
  17. dvdhsu thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh my! I had to sleep there a night, so I had nightmares about the toilet! :eek: (jk too :) )
    Thanks! I'm loving the MacBook Pro!
     
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    Remind me to never go to a communist country during a pandemic :eek:.
    I was ill in Poland just after they came out of communism and they weren't that bad. A tub of bleach to clean equipment? Oh my.
     
  19. ethical macrumors 68000

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    That's some pretty scary stuff!

    I had suspected swine flu last week. Went to the doctors and he said I had all the symptoms, but the day before the government (UK) announced that they were no longer testing for it because so many new cases were popping up. So I never found out if that's what I had or not. I was offered Tamiflu, but the side effects (diarrhea, vomiting etc) sounded worse than the flu itself so I declined. Glad you got through it ok though in such a hostile environment, and that you were allowed to use your MBP!! :)
     

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