Sunday, October 20, 2013

10 life saving tips for surviving an impending bird flu pandemic

10 Life Saving Tips for Surviving an Impending Bird Flu Pandemic


"An influenza pandemic of even moderate impact will result in the biggest single human disaster ever - far greater than AIDS, 9/11, all wars in the 20th century and the recent tsunami combined. It has the potential to redirect world history as the Black Death redirected European history in the 14th century." -- Michael T. Osterholm, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota

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A new killer flu virus is on its way. Ducks and geese carrying this virus are now winging their way across the globe, spreading the disease wherever they go. Started in Asia, it has now spread to Europe. Soon it will be in North and South America.

So far it has only killed a few dozen humans. It is, after all, a virus thats passed from bird to bird. Or from bird to animals. So far it cant be transmitted from human to human. But flu viruses are crafty. They have the ability to change. This is what happened in 1918 when the spanish Flu Pandemic swept over a war weary planet killing 50 100 million people far more than were killed in the war.

This time it will be much worse. After all, we now have 4 times the number of people living on the planet. And most of them live in cities. Large, crowded cities. The five largest cities in the world have over 100 million people living in them. A killer virus that can be passed from human to human


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