It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Jun 27, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – Working with admittedly sparse data, a research team led by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated the global death toll from the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic at more than 284,000, about 15 times the number of laboratory-confirmed cases.
First Global Estimates of 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Mortality Released by CDC-Led Collaboration
Causes of death: Ischaemic heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive lung disease and lower respiratory infections have remained the top killers during the past decade. Chronic diseases cause increasing numbers of deaths worldwide. Diabetes caused 1.5 million (2.7%) deaths in 2012, up from 1.0 million (2.0%) deaths in 2000. Lung cancers (along with trachea and bronchus cancers) went up to become the 5th leading cause of death in 2012, killing 1.1 million men and 0.5 million women in 2012. Injuries continue to kill 5 million people each year. Road traffic injuries claimed about 3400 lives each day in 2012, about three-quarters of whom were men and boy
The 10 leading causes of death in the world, 2000 and 2012
Ischaemic heart disease, stroke, lower respiratory infections and chronic obstructive lung disease have remained the top major killers during the past decade. HIV deaths decreased slightly from 1.7 million (3.2%) deaths in 2000 to 1.5 million (2.7%) deaths in 2012. Diarrhoea is no longer among the 5 leading causes of death, but is still among the top 10, killing 1.5 million people in 2012. Chronic diseases cause increasing numbers of deaths worldwide. Lung cancers (along with trachea and bronchus cancers) caused 1.6 million (2.9%) deaths in 2012, up from 1.2 million (2.2%) deaths in 2000. Similarly, diabetes caused 1.5 million (2.7%) deaths in 2012, up from 1.0 million (2.0%) deaths in 2000.
For the past seven years, a drumbeat of publicity and warnings were issued over the virtues of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, and how to thwart its spread before countless women develop cervical cancer. The impetus was FDA approval of Gardasil, the Merck vaccine, for treating girls and women between the ages of 13 and 21.
Gardasil sales were strong last year, hitting $1.6 billion, a 65 percent rise from 2010.
let's say 10,000 people died a year from the flu...
10,000 dead / 7,000,000,000 world population
The percentage of the world population impacted? 1.428571428571429e-6
Yepp, a REALLY FREAKING SMALL percentage.
Let's up the anti. Let's say, 250,000 deaths annually, given today's world population.
250,000 dead / 7,000,000,000 world population
originally posted by: Kukri
A couple of wannabe mathematicians don't understand the concept of e-6. But I'm not a mathematician.
originally posted by: Serdgiam
It's notation. (scroll to 'E Notation')
It basically means move the decimal six places to the left..