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Discussion in 'News Articles' started by DCortez, Aug 31, 2009.
Didn't see anything about deaths.
I think they are desperately wanting the body count. I've yet to see significant evidence that this is the deadly neo-Spanish flu that they want it to be.
All the cool kids are getting it
The Spanish flu wouldn't have been a big deal in this day and age, either. Germ theory wasn't even what I'd call "widely accepted" even as late as 1918. IIRC, most of the deaths were due to dehydration because some of the victims couldn't keep anything down. Today, we can train just about anybody to plug a bag of saline into a patient.
The WHO and other fear-mongers are ignoring the fact that this isn't 1918 in any way, shape or form.
The 1918 Spanish pandemic only killed 2% of the people it infected in the United States. Today that figure should be easily mitigated to 0.5% ... there are always going to be at-risk people.
My medical opinion is that children are bioterrorists.
Of course there are. The thing is that it's such a low percentage of the population, is it worth wetting our pants over? I'd have to go with "no".
How many people each year die from car wrecks, smoking, drinking (alcohol related), or sticking their tongue in a light socket?
We would also accept "no"
Hell all this BS is about is selling news and papers!
Life goes on!
my wife is a nurse at a children's hospital from what i understood the swine flu is just a slightly hopped up strain of the regular flu thats why it only seriously effects kids and the elderly due to depleted immune systems.