With the outbreak of Swine Flu in Mexico and the United States, everyone is wondering, “how bad will this get?” The answer of course is, no one really knows. The worst-case scenario is a worldwide pandemic. Thirty percent of the US or some 90 million Americans would likely get sick. Two million Americans would likely succumb and die from the flu. Much of our daily routines would be put on hold as offices, schools, and even houses of worship close to discourage congregating and allowing the further spread of the virus.
Source: AP.com article: In flu crisis, US has planned for the worst, accessed April 28, 2009 1:10 PM
According to health officials the best way to head-off this horrific possibility is to prevent its spread. Once someone is infected, anti-viral medication and typical flu management are really all we have currently to battle influenza. Stopping it before it starts is the best approach.