90 Miles From Tyranny : Professor Warns New Chinese Coronavirus Has Same Kill Rate as the Spanish Flu

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Professor Warns New Chinese Coronavirus Has Same Kill Rate as the Spanish Flu

Spanish flu killed 20-50 million people.

A professor has warned that the new deadly coronavirus which originated in China has the same kill rate as the Spanish flu, which claimed the lives of 20-50 million people in 1918.

Fears of widespread contagion are growing after hundreds of cases were confirmed and 17 people died. The virus originated in an animal market in Wuhan, China and has now spread to numerous other countries, including the United States.

The virus has a 2% death rate, compared to 0.1% for the regular flu. For every 50 people who are infected, one will statistically die.

“This [2019-nCoV’s death rate] could be 2%, similar to Spanish flu,” said Professor Neil Ferguson from Imperial College London.

“Novel viruses spread much faster because we have no immunity,” he added.


Let’s do some math here.

In 1918, the population of the earth was just under 2 billion. Spanish flu killed around 20-50 million, around 2.5% of the population. In today’s figures with a population of 7.8 billion, a similar kill rate would take out 195 million people.

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1 comment:

  1. remember all those horror movie plots where entire areas are quarantined to stop some horrid disease from spreading? yeah. ok.
    more people died of spanish flu than died in battle in WW1 aand WW2. The losses weren't as bad as the black death in medieval times but it was just as bad for those who survived the lossed ones in their families.
    so, yeah lets just let anyone in with out any vetting of any kind. we'll put them up in your neighborhood and wait to see if anyone dies from the imported diseases they have brought in with them. how's that work for you?


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