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originally posted by: pasiphae
I don't think my own husband really realizes how bad this is even though I keep telling him. He has a conference to go to in Seattle next weekend so he's set to get onto a plane to a major city, stay in a hotel, then be in a room with 1000's of people from all over the US. He's flying out early to hang with one of his best friends and they will go out 2 nights in a row and party it up like they are still in college (my husband is 50) because that's what they do once a year..... He'll be in several Uber's..... Unless they cancel the conference before Thursday he's not really that concerned. Here he is typically not around a lot of people. He mostly works from home and we don't go out much. Our typical lifestyle is pretty "safe" and we live in a city that is very sprawled out so him leaving for Seattle next week has me very un
comfortable. He'll be gone for 5 days and this thing is really taking off so who knows what could happen.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: sirlancelot
It will run its course just like any other virulent strain that has emerged or managed to jump the species barrier to humans.
But it's not "The Stand" material.
Worst estimates place the mortality rate at 4%, probably more like 2%, which is around the mortality rate for any other flu-like ailment where old, infirm, infant or immune system compromised persons are concerned.