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[–]useless_aether 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

and mers is even worse at 34.4%..

[–]steaknpotatoes 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

How was Swine flu four or five times more lethal than common flu? The math seems to show it being much less lethal than the common flu which has a lethality rate of around 0.1%

It is estimated that in the 2009 flu pandemic 11–21% of the then global population (of about 6.8 billion), or around 700 million to 1.4 billion people, contracted the illness — more in absolute terms than the Spanish flu pandemic. However, with about 150,000–575,000 fatalities, it had a much lower case fatality rate.

If you do the math on these numbers the lethality rate was only around 0.04%. The common flu has a lethality rate of around 0.1%, so seems the common flu was much more deadly.

The CDC estimates that over 80,000 people died of the common flu of the 2017-2018 winter and that's just the USA alone. 80,000!

(CDC) estimated that about 59 million Americans contracted the H1N1/Swine Flu virus, 265,000 were hospitalized as a result, and 12,000 died. So that's only a 0.02% fatality rate in USA of Swine Flu

[–]Tom_Bombadil 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The swine flu in 2009 was a hoax reboot from 1976 swine flu hoax.

There was no pandemic then and there isn't one now.

The only people who were injured from the 1976 "swine flu" were injured because they received the vaccination.

Swine flu ‘debacle’ of 1976 is recalled

More than 500 people are thought to have developed Guillain-Barre syndrome after receiving the vaccine; 25 died. No one completely understands the causes of Guillain-Barre, but the condition can develop after a bout with infection or following surgery or vaccination. The federal government paid millions in damages to people or their families.

However, the pandemic, which some experts estimated at the time could infect 50 million to 60 million Americans, never unfolded. Only about 200 cases of swine flu and one death were ultimately reported in the U.S., the CDC said.

The public viewed the entire episode as political farce, Sencer said. But at the time, he said, the government erred on the side of caution.

The "Corona Virus" is also an old flu virus.

They're running out of ideas.