Sunday, February 19, 2006

Bird Flu -2

I search the internet about birdflu, and here’s what I found out.

We are now in the last stages of a very long process.

Stage 1: Existence of the virus….its already there. KALAS.
Stage 2: Jump from birds to humans….already happened. KALAS.
Stage 3: Transmission from human to human….still in the process, and once it happened….KALAS. Yon na!

Birdflu, once human transmission occurred is going to be a pandemic.

The last pandemic was in 1918 and it killed 40 million! Some say, 50 million ++.

The USA said if pandemic happened today, there deaths would only be 2 to 3 million. Because they have excellent health care, numerous hospital beds, numerous medicines, food, disinfectant, etc. etc.

Most of the deaths will happen in developing countries for obvious reasons. Experts say the pandemic will hit 25 to 35% of the world population. Death rates will depend on the virulence of the virus.

Gaano karami ba ang 25 or 35% of the world population. In China, if they have 1 billion – it will be 350 million, diba? Also in India, 350 million, because 1 billion din yata sila.

Sa Pinas? we are 85 million, ilan kaya? I don’t want to calculate…. I do not want to think about it.

Is it coming? They say…Yes…..and it’s just a matter of time. Hala ka….