Re: It's Deja Flu All Over Again
- From: Josh Hill <usereplyto@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2005 13:24:11 -0400
On Sat, 8 Oct 2005 18:16:16 +0100, "Steve Pritchard"
>"Josh Hill" <usereplyto@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> It will become less virulent with transmission. But that happened in
>> the 1918 pandemic too, and it still killed between 20 and 200 million
>Between 20 and 200 million?
>So that's a number of people, give or take 199,999,980.
Another sources puts it at 50 million, but any way you frame it, it's
an estimate: we were in the middle of a world war, and in those days,
most of the world presumably lacked infectious disease reporting. We
do know that some 600,000 Americans died of it, half of them young --
it seems that the median life expectancy in the US dropped by ten
"It was amazing I won. I was running against peace and prosperity
and incumbency." - George W. Bush
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