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. Influenza may have killed as many as 25 million in its first 25 weeks. Older estimates say it killed 40–50 million people while current estimates say 50 million to 100 million people worldwide were killed. This pandemic has been described as “the greatest medical holocaust in history” and may have killed more people than the Black Death.
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”.