The global mortality rate from the 1918/1919 pandemic is not known, but is estimated at 2.5 to 5% of those who were infected died. Note this does not mean that 2.5-5% of the human population died; with 20% or more of the world population suffering from the disease to some extent, a case-fatality ratio this high would mean that about 0.5-1% ( ≈50 million) of the whole population died.[11] Influenza may have killed as many as 25 million in its first 25 weeks. Older estimates say it killed 40–50 million people[3] while current estimates say 50 million to 100 million people worldwide were killed.[12] This pandemic has been described as “the greatest medical holocaust in history” and may have killed more people than the Black Death.[13]

Mai departe cititi aici.

Foarte pe scurt, gripa a omorat mai multi oameni in cateva luni decat primul razboi mondial in fo 4 ani – asta in conditiile in care mii de oameni erau trimisi in valuri de atac absolut sinucigase. Dar deh, astea e detalii.

Pai in conditiile astea, hai mah sa facem in pula mea biserici si sa ne rugam, ca sa dezvoltam stiinta oricum e destul de clar ca nu suntem in stare.

Asta asa, apropo de gripa “porcina”.


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