"In 2004, avian flu infected at least 44 people in eight south Asian countries, killing 32.
Until the late 1990s, it had not been thought that the virus strain - H5N1 - could spread to humans."
bbc new Jan 28th 2005
food for thought
Now don’t assume I’m some sorta crazy end of the world fanatic or anything. I have been reading about eh black plague and it has the gears in my head turning. Imagine if you will, a world were a super flu is running rampant; statistically one in three people are going to die. Imagine a world were the disease’s progression is rapid and frightening. Imagine no social infrastructure, no police left, no electricity, not cable TV, no city water, maybe an Army in martial law until they start to die off. America contain nearly 300 million recorded souls could you fathom if in the span of 2-3 year 100 million just dropped dead? Bodies would over flow into the street, chaos would rule. Running away from the city center would do nothing but spread it further and faster.
I talk about this not because it’s grim or because it just fascinates but because it has happened before. 25 million people died in Europe alone. In 4 years from a simple blood born illness from fleas. Now I know our medical field is by far more advanced now, but that if we know what we are dealing with. I got onto this whole because of one thing, avian flu. This is scary shit, without a doubt and it could become a real problem. We can’t even stop its spread in the bird population or even study it fast enough. There have been a few remote human cases but the mutation is not wide spread…yet. A few years ago the disease would not even spread to humans, now it can. In its current stage it cannot be spread human to human. Then again that’s the bitch about disease it’s always growing, always changing. So if or when it does, will we be ready? Can we ever be ready for that?
What would you do if a fast spreading flu smashed through the world so fast that the response time for containment was passed? What would you do if everyone you knew and loved were rushing headlong to painful and gruesome death? One in three, a good chance you’d die and just about everyone you’d know. So that’s the scenario…extreme chaos and rampant death….these would be your last days. So what would you do..i mean might as well make it count…your probably going to die. Would spend it with your family, your lover, rob bank, sky dive, run off to the mountains, pillage, finely tell your crush how you felt, light fire, pray to god, lose your faith, go nuts, have sex, smoke crack, write poem, etc.?
This is your last days what would make sure to do?