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Re: Is your ISP Influenza-ready?

  • From: Rusty Dekema
  • Date: Tue Apr 18 19:34:39 2006
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On 4/18/06, Crist Clark <[email protected]> wrote:
> Uhh... I think, I _hope_ that we are talking about 40% of your
> workforce NOT SHOWING UP TO THE OFFICE for days or weeks, not
> dropping dead, not even necessarily getting sick.
> A 40% mortality rate among otherwise healthy adults, and we have much
> bigger issues to worry about.

Indeed. Estimates I've read on CNN in the past few days (I know, I
know) say that if H5N1 were to be approximately as virulent and deadly
as the 1918 flu, we would be
looking at 90 million infected and 1.9 million dead in the US.