[LINK] Extract of comp.risks item: CNN article on "normal flu" mortalities (from J. Epstein)
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Fri May 1 10:10:00 AEST 2009
At 0:08 +1000 1/5/09, Phillip Musumeci wrote:
>> Regular flu has killed thousands since January
Has anyone got any measures of deaths per day / week / year from:
- other 'third world' diseases
And what about deaths from golden staph and clinical error, in
'advanced world' hospitals?
I support care being taken in relation to contagious diseases.
But I have real doubts about the usefulness of a heat-sensor pointed
at people's faces.
Scott Howard <scott at doc.net.au>>
>The 1918 "Spanish" flu, which was another strain of Influenza A H1N1,
>killed an estimated 50 to 100 million people worldwide, with a mortality
>rate of somewhere between 2.5% and 5%.
An authoritative-sounding chap on the radio this morning said between
1% and 2% of those infected. What I didn't get from the interview
was any estimates of the proportion of populations that caught it.
Do we have any feel for the contagiousness of the disease?
It must be very difficult to come up with confident epidemiological
analyses, and hard information about vectors, in such a short time.
And how confident can people be in the attribution of the Mexican
body-count to this particular virus? Surely they haven't done
reliable path lab testing on all 200 or so yet. Can it be that a
substantial proportion of those deaths are from other causes?
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