WHO Raises Flu Threat Level, Warns Pandemic Imminent

By and | April 30, 2009

  • April 30, 2009 at 1:03 am
    Anthrax says:
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    Is all this hysteria really necessary?

  • April 30, 2009 at 6:04 am
    HanValen says:
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    It depends on what you want I guess.

    Before I post these numbers, I want to be clear that I believe that _some_ of the hysteria is needed… maybe not quite all that I have been seeing.

    Assiatic (Russian) Flu: 1889-1890
    Death Toll: approx. 1 Million
    Spanish Flu: 1918-1920
    Death Toll: Estmated at 40-100 Million
    Asiam Flu: 1957-1958
    Death Toll: approx. 1.25 Million
    Hong Kong Flu: 1968-1969
    Death Toll: 850,000

    Now, the reason why I think that I agree they hysteria should be backed off?

    ‘ The 1976 swine flu outbreak (aka swine flu fiasco) was a strain of H1N1 influenza virus that appeared in 1976, circulated for one month, and apparently disappeared. It prompted a mass immunization in the United States. The strain hospitalized 13 people and killed one, all from Fort Dix.’

    About 500 cases of Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome, resulting in death from severe pulmonary complications for 25 people, were probably caused by an immunopathological reaction to the 1976 vaccine.’
    Wikipedia- 1976 Swine Flu Outbreak

    In the end: YMMV.

  • May 1, 2009 at 12:04 pm
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  • May 1, 2009 at 12:29 pm
    Darfur ... says:
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