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Originally posted by xpert11
Originally posted by PuterMan
It will have it's day yet.
Maybe but SARS is yet to have its day . Myself I am far more concerned about drug resistance tuberculosis and complacency that is creeping in towards HIV ....
The real problem with bird flu - and all the other Super Plagues - is not the fatality rate. The crisis is not the number of people expected to die. It's the number of people who survive.
The most dangerous strains of the Super Plague are not lethal - the most dangerous forms cause chronic disease. And the greatest danger chronic disease presents is social, and economic.
Overall, the situation has worsened considerably over the past 8 years, on every front - in public health, and peoples' social and financial lives.
Today, chronic disease is epidemic world wide. Over 400 million people are expected to die from chronic disease in the next 10 years, according to reports from the World Bank, and the World Health Organization. Nations are facing bankruptcy, because survivors living with chronic disease cost money to support, and don't contribute to the economic system.
We are in a crisis.
"Bird Flu: Why Worry Now?"
Originally posted by Homer Fife
It's pretty silly to get as worked up as we all are about the flu..