posted on Jul, 25 2009 @ 01:05 PM
I'd buy the figure of hundreds of thousands of deaths, because this is what happened in 1918.
I wonder if the 1918 virus was designed, or the population control death scientists developed a newer virus that will once again ravage the world
almost exactly 90 years later on.
This newer variants of the 2009-2009 virus seems to clump white blood cells together, causing heart attacks and strokes, if my previous research was
correct, with the potential to become a hemorrhagic flu, which will make deathbeds quite messy.
The 1918 flu pandemic (commonly referred to as the Spanish flu) was an influenza pandemic that spread to nearly every part of the world. It was
caused by an unusually virulent and deadly influenza A virus strain of subtype H1N1.
Historical and epidemiological data are inadequate to identify the geographic origin of the virus. Most of its victims were healthy young
adults, in contrast to most influenza outbreaks which predominantly affect juvenile, elderly, or otherwise weakened patients.
The flu pandemic has
also been implicated in the sudden outbreak of encephalitis lethargica in the 1920s.
The pandemic lasted from March 1918 to June 1920, spreading even to the Arctic and remote Pacific islands. It is estimated that anywhere from 50 to
100 million people were killed worldwide, or the approximate equivalent of one third of the population of Europe. An estimated 500
million people, one third of the world's population (approximately 1.6 billion at the time), became infected.
Scientists have used tissue samples from frozen victims to reproduce the virus for study. Given the strain's extreme virulence there has been
controversy regarding the wisdom of such research.
Among the conclusions of this research is that the virus kills via a cytokine storm
(overreaction of the body's immune system) which explains its unusually severe nature and the concentrated age profile of its victims. The strong
immune systems of young adults ravaged the body, whereas the weaker immune systems of children and middle-aged adults caused fewer deaths.
[edit on 25-7-2009 by star in a jar]