for those comparing it to the swine flu scare.
There are 7 billion on earth, in a rapid moving global economy.
I have many friends in the medical field who are prepping for setting priority for younger individuals in hospitals. If you read above you can see that medical professionals, are having trouble with equipment already. Its preventable with proper care and the necessary tools. I have read some comparisons of modern virus from the CDC and other sources
( SWINE FLU INFO)
The H1N1 pandemic was a highly prevalent infection, with a later analysis showing it had infected 1 in 5 people worldwide. However, its death rate was very low, estimated at only 0.02% (around 200,000 deaths globally and 12,000 in the United States)
From April 12, 2009 to April 10, 2010, CDC estimated there were 60.8 million cases (range: 43.3-89.3 million), 274,304 hospitalizations (range: 195,086-402,719), and 12,469 deaths (range: 8868-18,306) in the United States due to the (H1N1)pdm09 virus.
5k people have " reportedly " died and many more unreported have passed in 3 months. That is close to 40% of the total killed over a year by the H1N1.
Iran is preparing the only way they can.
those of you posting swine flu things....look how much the swine flu effected the WORLD ECONOMY.
Regardless of what you think. This is already effecting everyone, its a fact.
As noted above long term civil unrest and medical equipment shortages.