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Old 08-31-2011, 17:30   #6
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Originally Posted by LongGun1 View Post
That being said...

A little bit of related fiction....coming to a theater screen near you September 9th...

..& a little bit of related fact......that has been on my radar screen for years!
It isn't a question of if but of when.

Spanish Flu example

The pandemic lasted from June 1918 to December 1920,[3] spreading even to the Arctic and remote Pacific islands. Between 50 and 100 million died, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.[4][5][6][7][8] Even using the lower estimate of 50 million people, 3% of the world's population (1.86 billion at the time[9]) died of the disease. Some 500 million, or 27% (≈1/4), were infected.[5]

If 3% of the population died in today's world of 7 billion, that would be 210 million killed and 1.89 billion infected.

Note that no part of the world was unaffected.

There are a few things that will make it worse this time around - more international travel, today's modern communication and 24hr cable fear mongers, just in time inventories and the breakdown of the family will make things worse this time.
Montani Semper Liberi

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