[lit-ideas] The flu

  • From: "Andreas Ramos" <andreas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Lit-Ideas" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 09:31:55 -0800

Here's estimates from WHO on how many would die from a flu pandemic.

"Between a quarter and a third of the world's population will fall ill, 
according to new 
World Health Organization estimates, and one per cent of the sick will die. 
Between 16 
million and 21 million people would die in a matter of mere months. In Canada, 
80,000 to 
106,000 people would be expected to succumb. The consequences: Panic. Crippled 
systems. Economic disruption on a global scale. Grounded airlines. Distribution 
that will grind to a halt. Social instability. "


Let's see: for the USA (280m people), between 25% to 33% would be come ill (70m 
to 92m) and 
1% will die (700,000 to 920,000).

Iran is surely behind this. Let's roll.


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