Four months of swine flu deaths finally equal 1 seasonal flu day

August 02, 2009  ·  Michael Fumento  ·  Weblog

The WHO now reports 816 flu deaths worldwide, since the first cases in March. Seasonal flu, it says, kills 250,000 to 500,000 people each year, or 744 to 1488 deaths. So after over four months, we've finally got swine flu cases equal to those at the lower end of the range for a single day of seasonal flu.

For the U.S., deaths are equivalent to what we'd see in one or two days of seasonal flu during the season.

And that's your pandemic panic update.