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To: toomuchcoffee
Dang! it’ll take thousands or millions of deaths to get your attention? You’re tough!

No, I'm reasonably good at math.

Consider, population of Mexico is ~109 Million Link

And today, about 1,000 people are in the hospital, so using my trusty slide-rule we do some division and come out with 0.0009% of the population requiring hospitalization. If 1 million people died in Mexico, with their poor medical care; that would still be less than 1%. So what? Big deal. That means that with 1 million deaths, I have better than a 99% chance of survival with no medical care.

When we get to 10+% fatalities - then I'll be concerned. This is nothing more than media hype.

26 posted on 04/28/2009 9:24:37 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Hodar

“When we get to 10+% fatalities - then I’ll be concerned. This is nothing more than media hype. “

In a way, that was my point. This is a HUGE media event, and it is beginning to impact a few civil functions in the US. There is tremendous public interest in this, far beyond likely % odds of any person getting this virus, based on what is known now.


29 posted on 04/28/2009 10:05:34 AM PDT by WoofDog123
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