posted on Oct, 6 2005 @ 12:09 PM
I just happened to read the July/August 2005 issue of the CFR's publication and it was entirely devoted to the Bird Flu pandemic. I believe that it
is from sources such as the CFR that we can cut through the filtered crap and get some real information on this ensuing pandemic.
The CFR is basically admitting that a widespread pandemic is perhaps a year or less away and that quarantine especially in the third world nations
would have to be implemented. If the flu got out of control ala the 1918 bug, then we are looking at 12-24 months of global quarantine because the
economic ramifications would mean economic meltdown for much of the world. This means travel is restricted. Affected regions perhaps here in the U.S.
would have to be locked down.
They are forecasting that deaths may be anywhere from 5,000,000 to half a billion depending on the mutation and how far the disease spreads. But the
real DEATH would come from entire economic collapse.
The article also discussed how the military was getting ravaged by the 1918 flu and riots and civic disorder were rampant once the outbreak could not
In conclusion, pray that this thing goes away quietly because if it makes the jump from animal-human and into human-human infection, we are looking at
the 21st century version of the Black Plague. Sure, you may survive (most likely) being from a wealthy 1st world nation and all, but if this thing
gets to pandemic levels, everyone will be hunkering down for a good long while hoping the antiviral shots the feds are promising will work.