posted on May, 8 2009 @ 10:20 AM
Originally posted by harvib
reply to post by felonius
I hate to be an ass.
What are the numbers for a "normal" flu season.
I think this is much ado about nothing. Smoke screen.
I agree. Even the most pessimistic of numbers still show a mortality rate at 6%. Significantly higher then the normal flu but not quite the mortality
rate of a pandemic. The flu of 1918 was reported as killing whole families, this is not the case with this flu.
If you are going to panic about this surely you have to panic about heart disease and cancer?
I think you guys misread his thread. Nothing here says panic, if anything it is an objective view, not available in MSM, so we can decide for
ourselves whether or not to panic.
OK, after looking back a little, maybe HX3's projections scream panic, but he is not the OP. Zyk admits that there are very few data points so far,
and not to jump to any conclusions yet, and he is eager to compare this to a normal flu outbreak if he can find the data.
Let's let him keep doing the work until we can decide for sure if this is worth worrying about. I for one think it has been overhyped from the
beginning, but I am afraid it will come back in the fall the way the Spanish Flu did.
[edit on 8-5-2009 by getreadyalready]