Adam Lambert clear winner in American Idol odds

Adam LambertAs the American Idol race continues to tighten with only five contestants remaining, Bookmaker.com has put together the latest odds for who will be crowned the 2009 winner. Will it be fan favorite Adam Lambert or a come-from-behind victory by long shot Matt Giraud, who was saved by the judges last week after getting the lowest amount of votes on the show? “After eight seasons, American Idol continues to be one of television’s top draws,” stated Mickey Richardson, CEO of Bookmaker.com.  “And while the title appears to be Adam’s to lose, one misstep could open the door for several other competitors.” Odds to win American Idol are: Adam Lambert -350; Danny Gokey +325; Kris Allen +1400; Allison Iraheta +1600; and Matt Giraud +4000. ~movi_alex

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  1. bob • April 24, 2009 @ 9:07 AM

    true artest

  2. Jo-Anne • April 24, 2009 @ 9:51 AM

    totally, Bob, in every way.
    I’ve been a huge fan of his since the beginning and my vote is on him to take it…

    really tough to decide who the final two will be, but I think Allison deserves to be up there too, despite her bottom finish this week which I thought was surprising…

    I’ve always liked Matt and didn’t agree with his hitting the bottom picks either, Danny and Chris are extremely likeable, really strong voices, but I don’t think they have “star power” to make it to the very end…

    and I agree with Randy’s comment on this group “you can all really sing” re talent so far, all of them…

  3. Jim • April 24, 2009 @ 10:36 AM

    I completely agree with your comment agreeing with Randy. This is the most talented bunch, however I disgree with your take on Kris Allen. In my opinion he is amazing. He has a lot of the same qualities as John Mayer and totally reminds me him AND John Mayer has “star power.” I am over Danny. I thought he was amazing in the beginning but he hasn’t gotten any better whereas the others have totally improved with coaching. Allison is amazing and Matt is good but can go if you ask me. As for Adam, I think he is good. He is really talented but I think he is talented in the Broadway sense. He is a theatre actor and it shows. His constant screaming annoys me but anyone that can pull off Mick Jagger deserves a tipping of the hat – and he did just that.

  4. ke • April 24, 2009 @ 11:27 AM

    Jim – i agree on almost all counts! i think matt is great but i wouldn’t be sad if he left. i think allison is amazing and since the competition is getting tighter, i can’t really be upset she was in the bottom last week. but she can SING. i loved danny in the beginning but he hasn’t really done anything to wow me. he just has a really good voice. as for kris allen – he definitely has what it takes to be at the top. he’s got the vocals but he also has creativity. his interpretations of songs are so good. he’s in my top two. about adam, however, i have to disagree because i think he’s great in the studio or on the stage. there is no voice like him today. really. he’s very steven tyler, freddie mercury. that might be a really huge compliment but he is SO GOOD.

  5. Jim • April 24, 2009 @ 11:44 AM

    ke – fair enough. I don’t know what it is about Adam but for some reason I find him overrated. I do think he is amazing but I think Kris Allen is totally underrated. Maybe it is just my complete love of what Kris Allen is doing with his song arrangements and his style. It is a matter of opinion I guess. Allison is great and I totally respect her due to the fact that she is only 16!! A voice like that at 16 blows my mind. I am still dying to hear her pull out something like the Heart song that she did at the beginning of the season. I do think Adam will win this season and I will be in agreement with it but I would like to see Kris do something after the season ends. To be honest, I think all of the people left should have bright futures ahead of them.

  6. katie • April 24, 2009 @ 11:49 AM

    Yes! I am a huge Adam Lambert fan. I want him or Allison to win. There the only ones that would be great to see live and would want to buy there albums. I don’t get whats so great about Danny. I mean what about his vocal ability thats makes him great? I mean except from being connected to the song I do’t know what makes him so good?

  7. katie • April 24, 2009 @ 11:53 AM

    oops! i mean I don’t know what makes him so good?

  8. tributegirl • April 24, 2009 @ 2:07 PM

    I also think Adam will win it, and I think he totally deserves it (not that the others don’t, but I just think he is way above the rest). I thought that he & Allison were the only two who keep improving and showing different sides of their talents, the rest all (to me) seem to have reached a plateau. Not that they can’t sing, they certainly can, but they don’t seem to be moving ‘up’.
    Jim, I agree that Kris is underrated, to be honest he didn’t make any impact on me until just very recently, it was almost like I didn’t notice him. He’s a great performer, and a very likeable guy, but he almost falls into the shadows or something. I hope they all really go places with their singing, because every one of them is fantastic.

  9. Twy • April 24, 2009 @ 2:20 PM

    i would love to see Allison win american idol….she has an amazing voice….but adam will take the title in the end though…..third runner up will be danny gokey!

  10. Tracy • April 24, 2009 @ 5:42 PM

    yes adam is a wonderful singer, but i thought american idol was about finding UNDISCOVERED stars! Adam has been on broadway for crying out loud! kris or danny should win it.

  11. Monique • April 24, 2009 @ 6:09 PM

    I think I’m the only one who thinks this show is getting old.

  12. katie • April 24, 2009 @ 6:32 PM

    Tracy he wasn’t on Broadway he was a freaking understudy in a play in LA!. and have you ever heard of him before AI. whats makes danny so great

  13. Jo-Anne • April 24, 2009 @ 7:24 PM

    oh….he’s THAT Adam Lambert from Broadway….please….

  14. jackie • April 24, 2009 @ 8:54 PM

    yeah cause he was a huge star before AI

  15. annie • April 24, 2009 @ 10:56 PM

    danny sucks he’s usually flat and never has had a performance that made me say wow I can see why he’s a frontrunner. being good every week and never taking chances isn’t good enough to win. meanwhile Adam Allison Kris and even Matt has had at least one night where you really think that wow they could win it all. but not danny. and only Adam Allison and Kris are sure to be able to have great careers after idol. danny’s gonna be that guy who everyones gonna go “oh yeah that guy was on idol whatever happened to him?”

  16. Jo-Anne • April 25, 2009 @ 8:52 AM

    annie, while I do agree on Danny’s never taking chances, I don’t think he sucks, he has a great voice. and your last line is very well put too…

    Jim, I have to go with ke’s comments re Adam who I strongly feel hits the mark on all occasions, he is versatile, fresh, his voice is unbelievably good and you remember him each and every time he hits that stage, in fact I find myself awaiting his performance the most every week. I think he is so “NOT-Broadway-limited” but has what it takes to conquer not only Broadway, but whatever else he decides to strive for musically in his career.

    Matt, I also believe is underrated, made some not so memorable song choices, but man, he’s got the voice, he just doesn’t bring himself into the spotlight as much as Adam, he’s more reserved in style…

  17. Rachael • April 25, 2009 @ 11:28 AM

    I would like to see Adam, Allison and Kris make it to the top three, in that order. However, due to Kris’ popularity over Allison, I’m sure that he will be ahead of her. Then, I’m not even certain if Allison will make it to the top 3 – first, she has to have more votes than Matt next week (he should definitely go. I’ve never been much of a fan of his) and afterwards, she has to make it past the formidable Danny. Now, I’m not a fan of Danny either, but I know that he does have a large fan-base, and I’m uncertain whether Allison will pass him. She definitely deserves to, and I hope everyone will realize this. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for her.

    Adam, I don’t have to worry about. I enjoy his slower, mellow, yet passionate performances (e.g. ‘Tracks of My Tears’ and ‘Mad World’ although ‘Ring of Fire’ despite not being “mellow,” was fantastic). I’m not fond of those overly enthusiastic and energetic performances, though I will give him credit for being talented. Anyway, he will definitely make it to the top 2, and perhaps it’ll be a showdown between him and Kris. We’ll see.

  18. MJ • April 25, 2009 @ 12:19 PM

    The problem I have with Idol is when changes are done drastically to change songs.They should be kept in the spirit of what they are, somewhat.Like if its country- it should sound like country and so on.The ones like Adam who do something totally different then what was asked for should be told this.That was a good song but it sure wasn’t disco or country.No instesd they change it to suit themselves and the judges just call it creativity. I diagree.But thats just a 40 something year olds opinion.The judges have to come up with different lingo to- Like that was
    pitchy dog.

  19. katie • April 25, 2009 @ 1:27 PM

    MJ i think you have a good point but if they keep it the same it might sound copycat and it might not suit them. the thing that I like about idol is that they put a whole new spin on new songs. If they keep changing themes and the artist does nothing with it to suite them then it would be hard to figure out what type of artist they are but thats just my opion

  20. katie • April 25, 2009 @ 1:28 PM

    I mean opinion

  21. tributegirl • April 25, 2009 @ 5:55 PM

    Jo-Anne, your 8:52 am comment from today is right on the mark, I couldn’t agree more.
    I had thought in the beginning that Lil had a great chance, but she was one who seemed to reach a plateau. What did you guys think of her performance this week? I think her performance AFTER she was voted out was far superior to her performance the night before. Then again, she did say she had a sore throat.

  22. Jo-Anne • April 25, 2009 @ 7:49 PM

    you know, t.g., I felt the same about Lil’s in the beginning, great voice, she could really belt it out, but after awhile she had seemed to run out of steam, no originality…and her performance after being voted out was way better I think as well!

  23. Anon • April 25, 2009 @ 9:40 PM

    tributegirl on April 25, 2009 5:55 PM

    This has absolutely nothing to do with topic at hand, but out of curiosity, do you work in a hospital setting … and this is not intended as a jab. I have been reading about the situation in Mexico and now US and want to know what if anything has been discussed at work ie protocols, on alert etc. WHOs statements are freaking me out! I have some family members in the industry, but theres nothing more than speculation at their place of employment.

  24. Jim • April 26, 2009 @ 12:53 AM

    Anon – great question. I just returned from Mexico and thankfully my wife and I seem to be fine. Aside from being a little uneasy feeling at first I have been alright. My doctor actually phoned me and has asked me to come in for testing?? Weird but of course I am doing it. It is extremely frightening but I can tell you that I stayed at a 5 star + resort and there was no talk whatsoever of this there. Nobody had any concern and apparently this has been going on there for months. Hopefully tributegirl has some insight??

  25. Anon • April 26, 2009 @ 8:08 AM

    Jim on April 26, 2009 12:53 AM

    Im very freaked (short of having anxiety attacks) over this whole thing and can only imagine how you and your wife are feeling right now. You did say you were feeling fine so hopefully you havent been exposed to this flu. As for not hearing about it there, my guess would that most would panic and cause complete chaos if they dropped that bomb on all the tourists there. I know I would be packing the family and heading out as quickly as possible. Being the neurotic that I am, I know Ill be sick with worry for you all. Please keep me posted on how youre doing and the results of your blood work.

  26. Vicki • April 26, 2009 @ 11:20 AM

    From I read, you are all right on the money – so refreshing!!!!! I agree, Adam has some amazing talent and he’s definately destined for bigger things. I don’t really see him as an Idol though – stage FOR SURE….Chris is my vote – he’s quite versatile, has an amazing voice AND in America he has another very important quality and that is his clean, fresh good looks! It’s going to be a tough call I can tell – my top three are 1. Chris 2. Adam 3. Allison. Good luck to all of them!

  27. katie • April 26, 2009 @ 11:56 AM

    Vicki you make a good point but I have to ask wouldn’t it be awesome to see an Adam Lambert concert? I mean if you watch the guy on idol he was meant to be on stage. whether acting or singing. second he’s also really versatile and he can blow people away with ballads. when kris sings I don’t feel anything but thats just my opinion. Im sure glad everyones over Danny

  28. Jim • April 26, 2009 @ 6:29 PM

    Anon on April 26, 2009 8:08 AM

    To be honest, we are not overly concerned about it. I guess it is because neither of us worry too much so long as we feel well. Thanks for the concern and I will keep you posted for sure. We both go for blood work tomorrow so I will have updates shortly thereafter.

  29. Kim • April 26, 2009 @ 9:08 PM

    I think Adam will win, Danny will be second and Chris third. Danny was my favourite early on, but then Adam was so amazing. I really never noticed Chris until recently, but he’s really good too.

  30. Nancy • April 27, 2009 @ 10:58 AM

    Sorry Tributegirl, I absolutely couldn’t resist this one, 😀

    April 7, 2009 Angelina Jolie article:

    Anon on April 9, 2009 10:21 PM comment to Tributegirl:

    “I can’t help but wonder what possible motive you had or what end result you were trying to accomplish by giving us your “professional ” description of schizophrenia. I honestly wonder how one can work in the medical field when they have such low opinions and disregard of other people’s feelings. Frankly, I think your position in the “medical” field lays somewhere between sanitation and at, best a health care aide overseeing bedpans.”

  31. Anon • April 27, 2009 @ 11:56 AM

    Nancy on April 27, 2009 10:58 AM

    You seriously have problems. I think it would be much healthier for you “mentally” if you would release some of that pent up anger and need to put everyone in their place in the form of some exercise or therapy. Dont you ever get sick of dragging your baggage from page to page? During that same conversation you went on and on about how I was trying to drag Tributegirl back into an argument that just happened to be by the way, absolutely pointless by that point in time. And here you are . . . . Ive given you the benefit of doubt, which I now see was much too premature. The funny thing is, Im not even angry with you. . . . At this point all I feel is pity.

  32. Nancy • April 27, 2009 @ 12:26 PM

    Hahahahaha….can’t admit when you’re wrong and “bow out gracefully”, huh? And for the record, you tried to drag Tributegirl into that one and then BLAME ME for doing it.

    Truth hurts….that’s what they say. 😛

  33. Anon • April 27, 2009 @ 12:30 PM

    Nancy on April 27, 2009 12:26 PM

    There is no bowing out. I said what I said and meant it. I just have enough brains = intelligence to know at what point to stop. Follow my lead and take a few lessons, would be very beneficial to you.

  34. Nancy • April 27, 2009 @ 12:33 PM

    But….I’m not as “witty” or “intelligent” as you, right?

  35. Anon • April 27, 2009 @ 12:36 PM

    Anon on April 27, 2009 12:30 PM

    Unfortunately, no. But we all have different talents. You = crass and I lack in that department so obviously we cant all be on equal grounds can we?

  36. Anon • April 27, 2009 @ 12:43 PM

    ooops meant Nancy on April 27, 2009 12:33 PM
    Where are my brains!?

  37. Jo-Anne • April 27, 2009 @ 12:47 PM

    probably taking a much needed hiatus from banging your head against the wall trying to reason with her…

  38. Anon • April 27, 2009 @ 12:53 PM

    Jo-Anne on April 27, 2009 12:47 PM

    haha

    You got that right.

    Now Nancy on the other hand is looking up crass, then it’s off to scroll, scroll,scroll, copy / paste, scroll . . . . . . . .

  39. Nancy • April 27, 2009 @ 12:56 PM

    Oh, glad to see who has “enough brains = intelligence to know at what point to stop.”

  40. Anon • April 27, 2009 @ 2:02 PM

    Oh my, I’ve just read that Mexico was hit with a 6.0 magnitude earthquake. Those poor people.

  41. Jim • April 27, 2009 @ 2:41 PM

    I was just reading that as well. Looks like my wife and I vacationed at a very risky time. Luckily we missed the earthquake and we are still feeling well. The doctor told me today that the symptoms I do have (which I didn’t even realize I had symptoms) are minor. Apparently I have a wheez in my chest which I was completely unaware of. He has started me on antibiotics but he is not concerned at all. He cannot say whether it is a common cold or this swine flu until the bloodwork comes back. He said it is very minor and to just rest up and start the antibiotics just in case. I figure it can’t hurt to start them but obviously they are taking it very seriously if he wants me to start them even though the bloodwork is not back yet. My wife is completely healthy thank goodness.

  42. Nancy • April 27, 2009 @ 3:09 PM

    “I figure it can’t hurt to start them but obviously they are taking it very seriously if he wants me to start them even though the bloodwork is not back yet.”

    It’s contagious, that’s why. Antibiotics won’t hurt you if it turns out to not be Swine Flu…of course, I’m no medical professional, haha. I hope you and your family are all ok, Jim.

  43. Anon • April 27, 2009 @ 3:15 PM

    Good to hear youre both healthy. I think I recall you saying your out east? Have you heard anything else in your area? I am in Hamilton and our local paper (Hamilton Spectator) reports that we have possible cases here. They are just waiting for confirmation of blood work. I find this whole thing very stressful. I don’t think that they are releasing accurate figures. Dr. Donald Lows words ”We’re in a unique opportunity in history that we’re watching, I think, a pandemic unfold,” “I dont think anybody’s thinking that this is not across Canada.” I too, believe this is already running rampid and we are not fully informed. I watched a docu-film on Discovery not long ago on how they view the next pandemic and how quickly it would travel; very scary stuff.

  44. tributegirl • April 27, 2009 @ 6:31 PM

    Hmm, well, actually Nancy does have a point, you did say that to me, and are now asking my opinion on this new situation. But, that’s fine, I’m going to forget about what was said before, because this is an issue that is weighing pretty heavy in peoples minds right now. Regarding the swine flu, three words:

    DO NOT PANIC

    It’s a flu. Yes, it can be bad, it has taken lives and will take more lives, unfortunately. But so does every flu, the common cold can take lives, so can chickenpox. It is in Canada, it is in many countries now, it could become a pandemic, but I think with modern technology and modern medicine, I think it will be controlled early. Remember SARS, avian flu, west nile virus? They took lives, people were in a mass panic, and running to their doctors and emergency rooms over every little thing.
    My suggestion? Wash your hands frequently, try to not touch your face or your food. Relax. If you think you have symptoms, please don’t rush to the doctor or the hospital. If you are lucky enough to have a 24 hour nurse hotline in your province, you can use that. If I have symptoms, I plan on treating it like a regular flu, staying home, resting for a few days, lots of chicken soup, etc. If you rush to the emergency dept, all you are doing is clogging up the system, for something that probably cannot be treated anyway, and you are possibly putting other peoples lives at risk, there are some very immune compromised people in the emergency department.
    If you are concerned, you can call your doctor and ask questions, and ask for advise over the phone, where you aren’t infecting other people. What we are doing right now is trying to get all the local doctors to do a nasal swab on any patients who may have this, and send it to the lab, rather than having people come into the hospital.
    Clean your hands, if you feel you may have it, stay home & rest, that’s really the best advise I can give right now. Oh yeah, and:

    DO NOT PANIC

  45. tributegirl • April 27, 2009 @ 6:34 PM

    And Adam is still my first choice to win Idol this year! Goooooo Adam!!!!!
    Run out of steam, yes Jo, actually that is a very accurate way to describe Lil’s more recent performances. It’s too bad too, because she can SING!

  46. Anon • April 27, 2009 @ 10:07 PM

    tributegirl on April 27, 2009 6:31 PM

    I appreciate you commenting regardless of the comments I directed at you in a past conversation. Once again, much appreciated.

    DO NOT PANIC
    Too late. . . went to Shoppers to pick up some personal items, passed an isle with N95s, gave into impulse and bought quite a few. That kind of got me on a role so I headed to the grocery store to overly restock the pantry with non-perishables and topped it all off with a few goggles at Canadian Tire. My kids think Im nuts so I guess a few rounds of ammunition would put me right up there with the redneck survivalists. I guess whats freaking me most is the age group that seems to date to be most susceptible.

  47. mandee • April 27, 2009 @ 10:45 PM

    i didnt read the other comments yet, sorry guys my heads killing and i was sick with a migraine yesterday and this is too much reading for right now lmfao. i really hope adam wins, i think he is unbelievably talented.

  48. Jim • April 28, 2009 @ 7:16 AM

    tributegirl on April 27, 2009 6:31 PM

    Thanks so much for posting that. I appreciate it and it does set my mind at ease. I am not that worried about possibly having contracted anything because I do live in Canada and the resources available, if needed, are plentiful.

    Nancy on April 27, 2009 3:09 PM

    Thanks for the comment on me and my family. As for the contagious aspect, I should have elaborated more in my first post. I know full well that it is contagious and I completely understand the need to start antibiotics right away but I am deathly allergic to 5 of the approximately 8 major “families” of antibiotics. Having said that, I am not very keen on taking antibiotics unless needed for fear of possibly becoming immune to the ones I can take or developing an allergy to any of those remaining ones.

    Anon on April 27, 2009 3:15 PM

    I am out east. I am in New Haven, PEI. There have been some speculation in this province but only one confirmation that I know of. The papers and news are focusing more on the group of students that went to Mexico and fell ill. They were from Windsor, NS so still a little close for comfort. And I agree about the age range. These kids were teenagers and they contracted it and are having a heck of a time beating it.

  49. Nancy • April 28, 2009 @ 9:36 AM

    I’m not as “witty” or “intelligent” as you Anon/Gina….so I’m wondering why in heck you think you may need “goggles”…is a piece of swine going to fly and hit someone in the eye? LMFAO!

    Jim: WOW! I hope you have an Epi pen on hand! I’m not allergic to anything…that I know of (knock on wood) but a friend of mine is allergic to almost everything. She has about 20 Epi pens all over her house and has to wear one on a chain around her neck. She carries around 2 full 8×10 pages of everything she’s allergic to!

  50. Jim • April 28, 2009 @ 10:01 AM

    WOW is right. It is a terrible thing to deal with and I just hope everyday that it is not hereditary in anyway. Fortunately the only allergies I have are to antibiotics. There is absolutely nothing else that has ever created a problem for me. The allergies have all come at different periods in my life too and after having taken the same drug at some point in my life with no problems. It is very weird and causes me to worry everytime anyone close to me is on antibiotics; especially my children. I do have Epi pens that I carry around with me, but I have been told that my allergy is so severe that I am to administer it and get my butt to the hospital ASAP if a reaction ever occurs. Somewhat disheartening to think that I can only take so many antibiotics when they are desperatly needed sometimes, but I have been blessed with an amazing family doctor who treats me well and knows me well so I have all the trust in him and his abilities.

  51. Anon • April 28, 2009 @ 2:00 PM

    Nancy on April 28, 2009 9:36 AM
    Im not as witty or intelligent as you Anon/Gina.so Im wondering why in heck you think you may need gogglesis a piece of swine going to fly and hit someone in the eye? LMFAO!

    Considered mucus membranes . . . look it up.

    Jim

    It is hard to find a good doctor that takes a real interest in his patients. Mine as well, though he is no spring chicken and will more than likely retire over the next few years.

  52. Nancy • April 28, 2009 @ 4:08 PM

    Anon/Gina

    It’s spelled ‘mucous’…look it up.

    Should just buy a full-body suit…so nothing can get in or out, LOL.

  53. Anon • April 28, 2009 @ 5:04 PM

    Its spelled mucouslook it up.
    lol thanks!

  54. Anon • April 28, 2009 @ 5:05 PM

    I guess I deserved that one! haha

  55. tributegirl • April 28, 2009 @ 5:51 PM

    You guys know what? One of the women I work with is leaving Friday morning for Mexico to attend her son’s wedding. About 20 of them are going. We just aren’t worrying about it any more than we would any regular flu.
    Jim, I read about those kids in Windsor, NS, apparently they only had mild symptoms, but were segregated from the population “just in case”, 3 are fine and out in public now, the 4th will be soon, maybe even tomorrow. There are now confirmed cases in BC and Ontario as well, and I imagine more provinces will join the ranks every day.
    Gina, I would definitely consider the goggles as going overboard, but if it makes you feel more secure, go for it.

  56. Anon • April 28, 2009 @ 9:29 PM

    tributegirl on April 28, 2009 5:51 PM

    Yes, It is and I am pathetic, but I bought them just in case. My sister-in-law is a OR nurse here and said a lot of them at work have started to put together a few things in case as well, worrying mainly about their kids. Its not containable at this point and I guess you really cant change or control where this is going.

  57. tributegirl • April 29, 2009 @ 3:43 PM

    Well, do whatever sets your mind at ease, but I really think it is getting blown totally out of proportion. Human nature I guess. Btw, all flights in & out of Mexico apparently have been grounded, my co-worker is making other arrangements.

  58. Anon • April 29, 2009 @ 6:50 PM

    tributegirl on April 29, 2009 3:43 PM

    I hope she takes some precautions while there, but Im sure she already knows. At least the excitement of an obviously important wedding will keep her from worrying about the situation while visiting Mexico.

    As for setting my mind on ease WHO isnt helping by raising the level again. But again, I guess all we can do is watch how all this unfolds. Now that the level has been raised, how will this affect you on the job? And what part of Canada are you in?

  59. tributegirl • April 29, 2009 @ 7:22 PM

    Oh yeah, she knows, she’s only really concerned about the airports and the plane, she’s taking anti-bacterial wipes and is going to be careful, but isn’t stressing. She’s planning on having fun, as she should!

    WHO has been expecting/planning for a pandemic forever, hate to say it, but I think they almost want one (note I said “almost”), because they’ve raised the alarm so many times and it has always turned out to be a LOT less than what they expect. Eventually people might stop paying attention to what they are saying.

    At work, we’ve been fitted for masks, but aren’t using them right now, probably won’t. If it did turn into a pandemic, we’d have to totally gown up. Obviously I’m not expecting that. But it is business as usual, people need to be taken care of.

  60. Anon • April 29, 2009 @ 8:22 PM

    tributegirl on April 29, 2009 7:22 PM

    Well, I went to visit my favorite pharmacist to get some vit-c, zinc and Echinacea and told me that pharmacies across Canada can no longer get Tamiflu, all are in the governments hands now and controlled.

  61. Anon • April 29, 2009 @ 8:23 PM

    They can no longer dispense.

  62. tributegirl • April 30, 2009 @ 5:37 PM

    Hmm, I hadn’t heard that about the Tamiflu, that’s odd. Well, people at work are buzzing more, putting up signs, making sure there are lots of masks & purell available to the public, training all staff, etc, kind of got me a little bit nervous this morning, I have to admit. So I bought multi-vitamins for the whole family, vit c, and purell for the kids backpacks & the cars. Apparently there are approximately 20 confirmed cases in Canada, with many more being tested.

  63. Anon • April 30, 2009 @ 6:55 PM

    tributegirl on April 30, 2009 5:37 PM

    Confirmed cases is what is worrying me. And like you said, with many more being tested. Mexico is backlogged with thousands of tests still to be done.

    My kids have a pd day tomorrow, which I’m thankful for….give us all three days until Monday which will give us a better idea of the direction this is taking. There are no N95’s left in Hamilton, except for the ones the losers are selling on Kijiji, ebay. How some people’s first thought is $$$ is beyond me. Maybe there are some kicking around some little store no one is thinking of. Sanitizer is running a little low, but you can make your own which is just as effective, if not more.

    I have been trying to think of what one would really need to do to avoid becoming a victim to a “pandemic” and it’s virtually impossible. Contaminated clothing, shoes, basically any surface that one can come into contact with. I hope all are safe and well here and if anyone starts feeling ill, please keep us posted on how things are going.

    Tributegir, take care of yourself at work and don’t let your guard down for a minute.

  64. tributegirl • May 1, 2009 @ 6:35 PM

    Ah, I’m fine anon, thanks. And apparently there is tamiflu still available, but it is kind of being rationed out. As for the N95’s, I wouldn’t buy anything like that on kijiji, no way, there are a lot of sick-minded people out there, some people have purposely spreaded the HIV virus, so I wouldn’t trust anyone with something that important. And btw, the N95’s don’t fit me, I need a smaller one as I have a small face, so you would want to make sure they fit you properly before counting on them too much. Don’t pinch it in, smooth it down. The makers of the N95’s, gowns & other products are no longer shipping to Canada or anywhere, as they are stocking up for their own country (usa).
    I like your idea of everyone on here keeping each other informed if they develop symptoms, we can’t catch it from each other, obviously, and it would be good if we were able to get first hand information like that, it would probably be very educational for all of us.

  65. Anon • May 1, 2009 @ 10:17 PM

    tributegirl on May 1, 2009 6:35 PM

    Agree with getting first hand info and would just like to be kept posted on how everyone here is doing.. . Including my friend Nancy lol. I know I give her a jab here and there, but I really dont mind her and look forward to her comments.

  66. Nancy • May 2, 2009 @ 9:27 AM

    LOL! So far, no h1n1 here where I live.

  67. Anon • May 2, 2009 @ 12:17 PM

    Nancy on May 2, 2009 9:27 AM

    Thats good news Nancy. I thought you were in BC? I believe I read that they had closed a couple of schools out that way. Im in Ontario and our cases are steadily rising. All they release are the confirmed cases, though I’m sure the real figures are at least 5 x higher. I hope this becomes nothing more than a minor seasonal illness but history shows there is still a potential of a serious outbreak. Ive slowed down checking cnn and cbc throughout the day lol

  68. Nancy • May 2, 2009 @ 12:25 PM

    Nope, not in BC. I don’t sweat it….more people died in car accidents so far just today alone than what have h1n1.

  69. Anon • May 2, 2009 @ 12:47 PM

    True enough. Nonetheless, I think I would still like to hear from everyone here should they come down with something. Who know, it just might feed my screwed up opinions. lol Well heres hoping it stays away from your area. I on the other hand always add to the stockpile of supplies I started for the y2k and replenished again during the sars incident. Still have quite a few boxes of the n95s that should take the next generation through their pandemics. lol. Let me know if you need some, Ill send them out to you!

  70. Anon • May 2, 2009 @ 1:18 PM

    Nancy,
    FYI from cbc.ca:
    B.C. has highest number of cases in the country. British Columbia confirmed three more cases Friday, raising its total to 19, the most of any province. Two B.C. schools have been closed because of swine flu concerns. Decker Lake Elementary School,Beairsto Elementary School and Killarney Secondary School which has one confirmed case is staying open.

    You reading / watching the same news?

  71. Nancy • May 2, 2009 @ 5:39 PM

    HAHAHAHAHA! I thought YOU were the “intelligent” one? 😛

    Let me add one little word into what I said:

    “Nope, (I’m) not in BC”

  72. Nancy • May 4, 2009 @ 10:51 AM

    How do they taste, Anon/Gina? 😀

  73. robert rhodes • May 6, 2009 @ 9:43 AM

    This flu thing requires a little understanding. As I understant it , the problem is that every time it transferrs , it has the potential to mutate into something a little different/stronger more contagus thus in any four day period it could explode into something realy bad, hence the importance of a little self responsibillity. Take it serriously , don’t panic , stay informed .

    Now for why were here….. Adam…. No fore gone ….winner…. I hope he wins but would be happy with any of the last three.

    Robert :]

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