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? about the population during the spanish flu

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posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 01:53 PM
I was just watching end days on history channel,

According to the narrator 600 million died from the flu and only 3% of the people that got it died from it.

Here is the ?

What is the total population at the time before the flu started?

posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 02:11 PM
lol not 20 billion

are you sure it didn't say 600 million infected? 20 million dead sounds like a more reasonable number.

posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 02:34 PM
let's see: 3% of people are already very unhealthy & weak, and they are the ones who die of such diseases.

Now Ebola, with (i think) 95% mortality, that's kind of scary.

Spanish Flu, or any other flu, is not scary.

posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 03:17 PM
Total flu deaths 1918-1919: 40 to 100 million

U.S. flu deaths: 675,000 (in less than 6 months)

Flu deaths in Philadelphia in October 1918: 10,959

U.S. Military deaths due to influenza: 43,000
(out of ~100,000 U.S. Troop casualties during W.W.I.)

Wiki answer: world population 1918 - 1.8 Billion

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