Thursday, 2 July 2009

Swine Flu UK

'Swine flu cases in Britain could soar to 100,000 A DAY by next month, Government warns'
I've always thought that this swine flu thing was a bit of a non story really - but if the above headline is true (and it's been widely reported) then we're going to have serious problems.
To relate the seriousness of the 100,000 a day figure think about this:
To date in this country we've had 7,000 cases.
Mexico (which we all think of when we think of swine flu) has had a total of just 6,000 cases.
The highest total cases of any country to date is the USA with 28,000 cases (the 1 million quote this week you may have heard of for the USA was an estimate by a scientist - only 28,000 cases have been confirmed).
The global total to date so far is 77,000 cases (every time you Google it the figure rises of course!).
And we are predicted to have 100,000 new cases a day confirmed in Britain by next month!
Oh dear...


James Higham said...

Bring out your dead ...

Anonymous said...

Why do they predict 100,000 a day if Mexico didn't get that many cases, they've had it longer, and Mexico City are saying "come back, you can take off your masks now"? Sounds like they're inventing a huge number to scare us shitless..