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Rising Sun*
05-01-2009, 09:55 AM
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/659/swinet.jpg (http://img218.imageshack.us/my.php?image=swinet.jpg)

Nickdfresh
05-01-2009, 10:58 AM
The Swine Flu thing is way overblown - I think like 30,000+ people die of flu in the US annually...

Rising Sun*
05-01-2009, 11:08 AM
The Swine Flu thing is way overblown - I think like 30,000+ people die of flu in the US annually...

Agreed,

It'd be struggling to achieve car collision fatality rates on a good, or bad day, if it ever gets going.

Still, the press loves a disaster story, like swine flu, bird flu, and Y2K, none of which have actually done much damage yet.

Wanna guess what the death rate of the internationally devastating post-WWI Spanish flu pandemic was?

Nickdfresh
05-01-2009, 11:16 AM
Agreed,

It'd be struggling to achieve car collision fatality rates on a good, or bad day, if it ever gets going.

Still, the press loves a disaster story, like swine flu, bird flu, and Y2K, none of which have actually done much damage yet.

Wanna guess what the death rate of the internationally devastating post-WWI Spanish flu pandemic was?


It was around 500,000 in the US alone...

Rising Sun*
05-01-2009, 11:39 AM
It was around 500,000 in the US alone...


Ah, but I asked about death rates, not numbers dead.

The overall death rate was about 2 per cent, at worst, but much less in developed countries then as it will be now.

Which gives everyone at least a 50/1 chance (ignoring specific problems such as age and pre-existing disease), which means we're all unbackable horses by even half way experienced punters.

Churchill
05-01-2009, 02:51 PM
I like the picture. Makes me think of my Honors US History teacher.

Nickdfresh
05-01-2009, 04:25 PM
Ah, but I asked about death rates, not numbers dead.

The overall death rate was about 2 per cent, at worst, but much less in developed countries then as it will be now.

Which gives everyone at least a 50/1 chance (ignoring specific problems such as age and pre-existing disease), which means we're all unbackable horses by even half way experienced punters.

I dunno about that...

There were whole towns that were virtually emptied, and one of my granduncles died in the plague...

flamethrowerguy
07-29-2009, 06:28 AM
Meanwhile it's getting worse and worse over here, a lot of folks returning from a vacation in the Mediterranean got it! But at least the vaccine is working (with little side effects).

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pdf27
07-29-2009, 10:23 AM
Wait, it took you HOW long to get that Winnie the Pooh picture? I got it a couple of months back!

seebee
07-30-2009, 03:43 AM
That was hilarious. LOL. A lot of people are already positive here in our country. I'm from the Philippines by the way. Each day, hundreds of cases add up.

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Churchill
08-06-2009, 07:49 PM
Eh, I've had it. In Estonia. It isn't much different than a normal flu.