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Originally posted by cryptorsa1001
Hmmm, this and all of the dead microbiologists.......
"The greatest existential threat we have in the world today is biological. Why? Because unlike any other threat it has the power of panic and paralysis to be global."
Originally posted by soficrow
* Infects nearly 100% of Americans by the time they reach adulthood.
“FMD frequency in the USA: incidence of new cases in adults diagnosed by angiography – 0.6%; diagnosed in autopsy – 1.1%.”
NOTE: Incidence means new cases found yearly, presented as a % of the total population.
Also see Puri, PMID: 10334397.
YEAR - DEATHS - TOTAL POP - EST ADULT POP (75%) - 1.1% ADULT POP: FMD incid in autopsy
1999 - 2,391,399 - 279,295,000 - 209,471,250 - 2,304,184
1998 - 2,337,256 - 276,115,000 - 207,086,250 - 2,277,949
1997 - 2,314,245 - 272,912,000 - 204,684,000 - 2,251,524
1996 - 2,314,690 - 269,667,000 - 202,250,250 - 2,224,750
1995 - 2,312,132 - 266,557,000 - 199,917,750 - 2,199,095
Source: Population: Census; Reported Deaths; World Health Organization.
Originally posted by LazarusTheLong
no easy answers... but i would feel a whole lot better knowing my government was studing how to repair DNA errors, rather than playing with viruses that can wipe us out with the smallest mistake...