It's not just the schools.....everything will shut down to one degree or another. A pandemic would be a HUGE problem, not just medically. It would bring a whole new meaning to the phrase "economic disaster".
The economy would grind to a halt while everybody who could stayed home. Only those desperate, brave, or foolish enough to be out among people will report to work, to maintain
-YOUR power company
-YOUR gas company
-YOUR food and fuel stores
-YOUR Social Services (fire, police, ect)
Not just the economy, but our whole society will simply *stop* while our Government dithers and the illness burns through our country.
By the way, the Government report you are seeing? Those figures? Those are best case scenarios, put out by your government because the actual numbers are pretty frightening.
The mortality figures sited in that report are based on people in Asia who contracted H5N1 (Bird) influenza. These people recieved the best possible care in modern hospitals and still between 505 and 80% died anyway!
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