posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 01:17 PM
BUT 9 out of 10 who die from common flu are people over 60 who had another illness that adds up to common flu
But you're missing something... 9 out of 10 deaths from normal flu happen to people over 60, who had in many cases another illness, adding up to a
weak immune system.
At the time the spanish flu pandemic started people were also dying from common flu, however the death rates increased and added up to common flu. We
should consider that this new strain is in its infancy. It took around 3 years for the Spanish flu to claim as some experts estimate over 100 million
death.. and charts to show a clear increase in death rates globally.
Now the new strain, in Mexico is not killing people over 60 but people between 20 and 40 aprox., affecting the active population, not the elder and
thus the economy.
I read that about common flu and thought as you do, that there was too much hype around swine flu, but reconsidering... it seems logical to expect
more from this new strain, it just started and pandemics are common in history.The people who could die on higher rates will not be the elder but
active people. Then the problem further develops... as the number of sick people begins to increase adding to common flu and vaccines and medicines
Besides estimating the number of death from this new strain...
There were around 1.8 billbion people in 1918 and around 100 million died...
How much could that last number be in 2011, taking into consideration airplanes and the more rapid spread of the disease?
That's why we should take precautions.