Swine Flu may infect 40% of US population over next 12 months.

Nurses COVID

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Am reading John Barry's book on the great influenza of 1918 (do not recall exact title, sorry). This book is so informative about what to expect this winter.

Girl Scout

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24 months, but it's still 5,000,000 a month, or 167,000 a day. Which is probably why they used the figure of 40%. Less scary.

oramar

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It depends a lot on how the infection is spread out. If it takes a year for 40% of the population to be exposed that is numerically a high number in any given month. However, that same number of infections spread out over 2 to 3 years is still a lot but the health care system is less likely to be overwhelmed.

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