The Pandemic of 1917 is very interesting, unfortunately we really don't know the real numbers on infected vs deaths due to the info blackout in Europe with the WWI conflict still going. Neither side wanted the opponent to know how bad it was. But if you compare the numbers for infected to deaths it is similar to most Virus episodes we have had before . It is said 500 million infected and 20 million dead which makes that 4% of the infected dying. Fortunitely Medical treatment has come a long way since then. Many died of Aspirin Poisoning then!
The Pneumonia kills 20 to 30,000 people every year, the only reason why I know this is, is because it nearly killed my 5 year old son in 2005. Pneumonia kills .5% of the infected that are reported.
The regular Flu Kills .1% of the infected. The H1N1 in 2009 and 2010 Hospitalized 300,000 people in the USA alone and between 17,800 and 20,000 died from it, depending on the source making that percentage of deaths per infected at .66%. 1,800 of those dead were Children.
We do need to take this seriously being this appears to be twice as dangerous as Pneumonia but it would be nice if the Media would stop Freaking People Out....
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