Originally Posted by bdcochran
And just how was the 1917 flu finally studied? The scientists dug up a well preserved Eskimo woman who had died of the 1917 flu and studied the virus! So much for the dream of bugging out!!!!
H3N2 (aka Hong Kong flu) which killed 34,000 in the U.S in the late 60's still circulates today
H2N2 (aka Asian flu) which killed 70,000 in the U.S in the 50's kills 2 million annually yet today
Tuberculosis has killed 100 million people since the begining of the 20th century and still kills 2 million annually
HIV/AIDS which is classified as a pandemic could kill as many as 100 million in Africa within fifteen years, add to that 30+ million in India and 20 million in China
Throughout human history a major pandemic develops every 20 years or so - up to now we have been lucky and overdue.