WHO: Impossible to Predict Bird Flu Deaths ...
The U.N. health agency on Friday said it was impossible to estimate how many people would die from a new influenza pandemic, adding that it has warned countries to prepare for a death toll of up to 7.4 million. "We think that this is the most reasoned position," said World Health Organization spokesman Dick Thompson, warning that "you could pick almost any number. "On Thursday, Dr. David Nabarro, the new U.N. coordinator for avian and human influenza, warned that the "range of deaths could be anything between 5 and 150 million" from a new pandemic."One of those numbers will turn out to be right," Thompson told reporters. "We're not going to know how lethal the next pandemic is going to be until the pandemic begins. "The H5N1 strain of bird flu has swept through poultry populations in large swathes of Asia since 2003, jumping to humans and killing at least 65 people, more than 40 of them in Vietnam, and resulting in the deaths of tens of millions of birds. Most human cases have been linked to contact with sick birds. But WHO has warned that the virus could mutate into a form that spreads easily among humans, possibly triggering a global pandemic that could kill millions.
Comment: I have been warning you about this for a year and a half. It is not a matter of if but when this comes, and it could kill millions in this country. I personally will not be taking any vaccinations for this, but rather I will be continually making sure my immune system is working at 100%. Be sure to talk to your doctor as to how you should proceed.
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