reply to post by ApplesOnFire
Think carefully about what you are saying, your city has not had an outbreak in over 100 years? I am sure the doctors in your area would have
something to say about that.
And I will type this out again for you since you didn't understand it the first time, the flus are airborne, you can be clean as you want, if someone
coughs or sneezes and doesn't cover, it can send the virus 25 feet or more into the air for someone to breath in.
Now, here is where I educate you again, there is a difference between a pandemic and epidemic. Pandemic is global, epidemic is local.
We have epidemics constantly.
A pandemic is a lethal, widely spread form of flu that is infecting for the FIRST time.
Which means we don't have a vaccine. Remember the clamor to develope vaccines for H1N1?
We have had three pandemics in the 20th century:
The "Spanish flu", 1918–1919.
The "Asian Flu", 1957–58. An H2N2 virus caused about 70,000 deaths in the United States. First identified in China in late February 1957, the
Asian flu spread to the United States by June 1957. It caused about 2 million deaths globally.
The "Hong Kong Flu", 1968–69. An H3N2 caused about 34,000 deaths in the United States. This virus was first detected in Hong Kong in early 1968,
and spread to the United States later that year. This pandemic of 1968 and 1969 killed approximately one million people worldwide. Influenza A
(H3N2) viruses still circulate today.
Blows your hygiene and non vaccine theory out of the water. You don't even know what defines a pandemic, yet you are on here fear mongering people
into not getting vaccinated.
In 2005, 9% of all deaths reported in the US were because of the flu. That is an extremely high number, that is why they push the flu vaccine.
Seasonal flu epidemics that we get every year sicken millions.
Your area that you are pretending is pristine just had a measles outbreak in 2008.
Its your turn to deny ignorance.