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Old July 11th, 2011, 03:34 AM   #11

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This seems to be the biggest one:

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* Worldwide, 1918: Influenza pandemic (25-100 million dead)
Having survived both bird flu and H1N1, I certainly can understand how so may died almost 100 years ago.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 03:46 AM   #12

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This seems to be the biggest one:



Having survived both bird flu and H1N1, I certainly can understand how so may died almost 100 years ago.
one of my patients who was 93 lost both her parents and many other relatives/friends to this flu. her uncle was a doctor who tried to help the victims and he died as a result also..
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one of my patients who was 93 lost both her parents and many other relatives/friends to this flu. her uncle was a doctor who tried to help the victims and he died as a result also..
wow....1918 and 93= 2011....she was just born?
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even tho the black plague of the 14th century wasn't the same as a hurricane/earthquake etc...it still had the biggest impact i'd say. losing 1/3 of the european population was devestating--more so than any other type of natural disaster..
It must have been terrible, but in the long run there were actually some positive outcomes to the plague(s) of the 14th century.

Incomes grew, and peasants had more land and became free-er again. Moreover new forms of co÷peration were invented, which could be seen as the precursor to modern corporate life etc.

In short: the plague averted a looming Malthusian crisis.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 10:06 AM   #15

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wow....1918 and 93= 2011....she was just born?
no, sorry, i meant grandparents but her mother died young from TB..
she told me that a treatment she recieved for TB was drinking raw eggs for a year--yuk!

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Mummies tell history of a 'modern' plague


infects 200 million today ---
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Old July 11th, 2011, 03:07 PM   #17
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We also know through archeology, geography and mythology (among other sciences) that in pre-history there were many natural disasters that would wipe out an entire population - floods, volcanos, plate-shifts. All these things aren't new, and honestly must be expected. The planet is constantly changing and with our interactions we are merely making it more active. Also, it's been argued that it must protect itself. Whether or not that's true is debatable but things happen - so yes expect more.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 03:53 PM   #18

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no, sorry, i meant grandparents
Oh...well..either way; she couldn't have known them, pure dear.
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