This should scare the Hell outta you
Bloomberg news is reporting a possible case of human-to-human transmission of the bird flu virus. (ht: Tom McMahon)
I understand skepticism about the threat of a pandemic, but let me the voice of doom and gloom for a minute. If a pandemic breaks out in the United States, 40% of the work force could be out at any given time because of the flu, or caring for someone who has the flu, or quarantine orders. Unlike the typical flu, the bird flu may actually hit the healthiest population the hardest because it could use the victims’ immune system against them. There are not enough hospital beds. There are not enough medical practitioners, and many of those that we have may not even show up.
We’re looking at a potential catastrophic loss of life and a real blow to the global economy.
So how’s your day going now?